Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Sunday, 20 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << October 2019 >> 
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Caloocan steps up anti-jueteng drive

Manila (23 September) -- Caloocan City Mayor Enrico "Recom" Echiverri has ordered the local police force to strengthen its campaign against 'jueteng' and other forms of illegal gambling to rid the city of all illegal vices.

Echiverri told police not to hesitate in pressing charges against personalities found to have links with the illegal numbers game and dissuade capitalists from bringing gambling opportunities in the city.

The Caloocan mayor pointed out that although poor Filipinos find hope in playing and betting on jueteng, it is also being used by some politicians to further their personal interests and get rich.

"Hindi natin kinukunsinti ang sugal na jueteng dahil isa ito sa maling paraan upang kumita sa mabilis na paraan habang maraming pamilya naman ang nawawalan ng ihahain sa kanilang hapag kainan dahil sa pagtaya sa sugal na ito," said the mayor.

Echiverri also warned the local police not to protect the operators of illegal gambling activities in the city, as the local government will not think twice in filing the appropriate charges against them.

"Kung may mga pulis na mapapatunayan na sangkot sa pagpapatakbo ng iligal na sugal sa ating lungsod ay hindi tayo matatakot na maparusahan ang mga ito," he said.

The local chief executive also appealed to his constituents not to patronize 'jueteng' or any illegal numbers game because the lack of bettors would ultimately cause the operations to cease.

Upon receiving this order from Echiverri, elements of the Caloocan City Police Station under Sr. Supt. Jude Santos launched police operations in different areas where they netted three bet collectors of the illegal game 'lotteng'. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Tagalog News: PNoy nakipagpulong sa Pangulo ng Vietnam
»Tagalog News: UST patuloy na iniimbitahan ang publiko sa kanilang Lumina Pandit exhibit
»4Ps: An answered prayer
»Davao Norte guv ready for PNoy's marching orders
»Aquino's visit reunites Davao Norte leaders
»Mati domestic airport to re-operate soon
»Davao Oriental farmers receive production enhancement assistance in organic farming
»Davao to establish food exchange complex in 3 years
»Davao military official suggests livelihood, education for IPs
»Tagalog News: POEA gagamitin mga LGU vs illegal recruitment
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines