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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1140
AMENDING THE COCKFIGHTING LAW OF 1974
WHEREAS, several petitions have been received from local governments and from owners, lessees and operators of cockpits for the extension of the period within which to comply with the zoning requirements for the construction of cockpits as embodied in the Cockpit Law of 1974;
WHEREAS, under said Law, owners, lessees and operators of cockpits were required to transfer their cockpits away from residential or commercial areas, hospitals, school buildings, churches or other public places within three years from the effectivity of the Law, which period expired on May 9, 1977;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby extend for another year the period within which owners, lessees and operators of cockpits shall conform to the provisions of Cockpit Law of 1974, with respect to cockpit sites and their construction.
Done in the City of Manila, this 13th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-seven.
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