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Illegal gambling is next in Cavite

CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite – Police have renewed and intensified the drive against illegal gambling in upland and lowland districts of this province.

The Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) made the move as Director General Roland “Bato” de la Rosa, Philippine National Police chief, said that illegal gambling would soon be the PNP’s next target after the staunch anti-illegal drugs drive.

Illegal gambling is a ticklish issue in Cavite province as it operate off-and-on in the area. Among those that reportedly remained unabated are “sacla sa lamay,” (wake Spanish card games) “jueteng” (numbers game), disguised as Small Town Lottery (STL) and “EZ2;” billiard betting, electronic games such as “fruit games” and “video-karera,” and “bookies” (horse race betting stations), “tupada” (illegal cockfight), cara y cruz (coin game) and the “peria’s” or mini-carnival’s “drop-ball” and “color games.”

Senior Superintendent Arthur V. Bisnar, Cavite Police Provincial Office acting director, said that there was a standing order for all chiefs of police to get rid of the illegal gambling games in their turfs.

“The campaign against illegal gambling is ongoing, we have only prioritized the anti-illegal drugs drive,” Bisnar said. “Our policy always is to curtail illegal gambling in whatever form.” (Anthony Giron)