Former Rep. Amado Bagatsing has been elected chairman of the Manila Cockers Club during a special board of directors meeting on March 7 at the Manila Golf and Country Club in Makati.
Bagatsing is a six-term congressman and former chairman of the games and amusement committee of the House of Representatives for seven consecutive years. He is also a well-known breeder and cockfighting enthusiast aside from being a leading horse owner for many years.
Bagatsing believes that MCCI contributes greatly to the cockfighting industry in the country elevating it to a whole new level and providing an additional venue with a nationwide exposure for breeders to exhibit their brand.
Breeders can now showcase their game cocks with the possibility of winning prizes offered by MCCI which usually amounts to P3,000,000 with an easy entry fee of P8,888.00.
According to Bagatsing, the innovations introduced by MCCI with its new technology in the system of wagering, opened the door to many possibilities in Philippine cockfighting.