to Dundes (1994) cockfighting is a very old sport and some claimed “the
oldest”. Thus, this kind of gambling is a widely known sport especially for
those persons exercising it. Persons involved in cockfighting are called
cockfights. Many researchers said that most of the victims in cockfighting are
the men specifically the fathers that have already drawn to the called sport.
Researchers have pointed out, cockfights
attract people from all stratification system and the data show that people
from high-end hierarchy are underrepresented: rural poor, construction workers
and agriculturists predominate at most cockfights (Bryant & Capel, 1974). However,
cockfighting in United States is illegal in some U.S states and also to the
District of Columbia. Louisiana State is the last state to implement the law in
banning the called sport. Cockfighting in the state in now banned since June
2007 and the ban took effect until August 2008 (“Cockfight,” 2014).
Hence, Philippine cockfight is legal in some
ways and was locally termed “sabong”.
In Managok Malaybalay City Bukidnon most of the men’s populations are
cockfights specifically the fathers, fathers drawn into cockfighting should
already know the risks and consequences that being a cockfight may affect the
family. Instead of securing the safety and providing the needs of their family,
some fathers tend to go cockfight and spend the money to be gambled during event
called cockfighting or even so.
been reported that in the other country ten percent of those who gamble have
experienced serious family problems related directly to gambling behavior (Abbot
& Cramer, 1993). Researchers of the study suggested that gambling vs parenting
should be studied to assess the community in resolving the problems in the family.
Studying the gambling vs parenting will know
the behavior of parent in the family specifically those fathers that have drawn
to cockfighting. Its importance is to secure the feeling of loneliness in the
family to consider the risks and consequences of being a cockfight. The study
could also be a useful instrument for future researchers.