(1994) cited that cockfighting is one of the oldest sports in the history.
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.
According to Bryant & Capel (1974) cockfights
draw people from lower class to higher classes this shows that some of the
people are the construction workers, agriculturists and some from rural areas. However,
cockfighting in United States is illegal in some U.S states. 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). During the review 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. The exploration of
the study will open new insights in relation to the problems in the family.