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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1310 March 6, 1978
AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 449, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE COCKFIGHTING LAW OF 1974"
WHEREAS, cockfighting has proven to be one of the major tourist attraction in the Philippines;
WHEREAS, under existing law only one cockpit is allowed in each city or municipality;
WHEREAS, there is a need to amend the law to allow the establishment of additional cockpits to give impetus to our tourism program.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree:
Section 1. Section (5)b of Presidential Decree No. 449 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"(b) Establishment of Cockpits. Only one cockpit shall be allowed in each city or municipality: Provided, however, That in cities and municipalities with a population of more than one hundred thousand, two cockpits may be established, maintained and operated in the Poblacion and one in each city or town district.
Section 2. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 6th day of March in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
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