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No Rizal Day betting

Manila, Philippines – Malacanang on Friday reminded the public that betting games are disallowed on December 30, in commemoration of the death of national hero Jose P. Rizal.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that instead, Filipinos are urged to reflect on the legacy of the national hero.

“As the nation prepares to commemorate the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on the 30th of December, we invite our fellow citizens to reflect on how his legacy has reverberated throughout our people’s collective narrative,” Valte said.

“The same law also strictly forbids cockfighting, horse racing, and Jai Alai games on this day, with criminal punishment in the form of fines or imprisonment, or both, for any official, citizen, or public or private institution that violates this law,” she added. (Madel S. Namit)