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Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe wants to stop a new kind of addiction

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It’s not only drug addicts that deserve government attention.

Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe is sounding the alarm on gaming addiction as he filed a bill to regulate video games in the country.

According to Batocabe, the World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a form of mental disorder.

This is why there is a need to limit the kinds of video games to be made available to children, especially the extremely violent ones, he said.

Nobody wants a nation full of addicts, he added.

Let’s just hope there won’t be any tokhang for this!

“Filed HB NO. 7909, regulating video games by establishing a video game content rating and classification system considering that the World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a form of mental disorder. Dapat malimitahan natin ang paglaro ng kung ano- anong video games especially those extremely violent games to our children.. Certainly, we don’t want to have a nation full of addicts,” Batocabe said in a Facebook post.