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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Police text program gains community support

by Neil D. Lopido

CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte, Jan 18 (PIA) – “Isumbong Mo Kay TSIP” text program of the Philippine National Police in Eastern Visayas apprehended a certain Benjie Cabilen Olmo, 37, resident of Brgy. Cambahanon, Alangalang, Leyte in the act of collecting bets for illegal gambling known as “swertres.”

This was learned from Police Senior Superintendent Elizar P. Egloso, chief of the regional police community relations division in a press release.

Olmo was arrested on January 15 through a text message from a concerned citizen informing the police on the proliferation of this particular illegal numbers game at the vicinity of Brgy. Catoogan, Sta. Fe, Leyte.

Police Chief Superintendent Arnold R. Revilla, PNP-8 regional director, calls on the continued cooperation of the public to coordinate and contact the PNP through text or call using the cellphone number 0917-847-5757 for immediate police assistance especially in emergency situation such as reporting a crime, wanted person, to report erring policemen, and other complaints or requests.

PSSupt Egloso also encourages the community to join hands together with the law enforcement agencies by way of providing information that will lead to the arrest of violators. (PIA-8/PNP-8)

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