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Robredo sacks 3 Camarines Sur police chiefs for ‘jueteng’

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Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Wednesday ordered the relief of the chiefs of police of three towns in his home province of Camarines Sur for their reported failure to stop the proliferation of the illegal numbers game “jueteng” in their areas.

Sacked were Chief Inspector Benjamin Espana, chief of the Calabanga town police; Chief Inspector Ely Compuesto Jr., chief of Pili town police; and Senior Inspector Victor E. Azuela, acting chief of police of Bato town.

“We have a standing ‘One Strike Policy’ against Chiefs of Police who  are remiss in their duty to curb illegal gambling activities in their areas of responsibility,” Robredo said in a statement Wednesday.

“The policy is that any successful anti-illegal gambling operation in a town or city shall result in the relief of the chief of police or the precinct commander,” he added.

Relieved

The three police chiefs were relieved after operatives of the Office of Internal Security (OIS) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched simultaneous raids in their towns on March 23 and arrested 51 persons employed by the Evenchance Gaming Corp.

The DILG cited reports that Evenchance was owned by alleged gambling lord Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda of Pampanga and that it had a franchise from Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to operate STL in Camarines Sur and Sorsogon.

“I have directed [Director General Nicanor Bartolome] to issue the marching orders for the relieved officers and to process the papers of their replacement,” Robredo said.

“I have standing orders for the officers of the DILG OIS to conduct raids in all parts of the country where illegal gambling, particularly jueteng, is prevalent,” he said.

In his report to Robredo, Senior Superintendent Frank Penaflor, senior police assistant to the DILG chief, said 21 police personnel, five of them officers, formed three teams and raided the towns of Calabanga, Pili and Bato.

Roundup

Fifteen persons, including the “kabo” and “kubrador” (bet collectors) were arrested in the Pili operation that yielded P16,760 in cash bets, and assorted jueteng paraphernalia; 24 were arrested in Calabanga yielding 7,121.50 in cash bets and assorted paraphernalia; and 12 persons were arrested in the town of Bato for operating jueteng.

“These jueteng personnel are all employed by the Evenchance Gaming Corp.  which has a franchise from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to operate a Small Town Lottery (STL) in Camarines Sur. Those arrested carry STL IDs as cover (for) their jueteng operations,” Robredo said.


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Tags: Camarines Sur , DILG , gambling , Jesse M. Robredo , Jueteng , local government , Police


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F5HCEI4PGTWG6SHPAEID7CKST4 Migdonio

    Why not revoke the ftanchise of Evenchance Gaming Corp?…it is very clear that it”s engaging in illegal gambling…ginagawa lng front ang STL….again, ang hinuhuli lng ay kubrador at cabo…. damay pa tuloy yung mga pulis…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F5HCEI4PGTWG6SHPAEID7CKST4 Migdonio

    Dapat hindi lang pulis ang sibakin kapag may jueteng… mas malaki bigay sa gobernador at mayor,,,dapat sinususpendi din sila ng DILG kapag may jueteng sa area of jurisdiction nila,,,..yan nga mga pasimuno kasi kailangan nila ng pera sa eleksyon wala lang magawa ang mga pulis kundi sumunod..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

      sa pulis ang bagsak ng sisi dahil sila ay naka uniform.pero ang matindi ay ang mga MAEPAL NA POL-POLITIKO,  gob, vice gov, prov’l board members, tongresmen/women, mayor, vice mayor, kagawad, brgy capt, brgy kagawad at mga brgy tanghod. sa pulis kakaning itik lang iyan natatanggap, ika nga eh pangmaintenance lang ng presinto, sa PAPA, TOMA, at biyakan pag friday PERO madami COP MAMBUBUKOL sa kanyang mga tauhan ibig sabihin eh hindi NAGHAHATAG sa kinita sa intelehensya. kaya di mo masisisi iyong mga nasa ibaba kumakayod at dumideskarte

  • LeoCalo

    Ang Tarlac Province talamak din ang jueteng dyan…

  • Pedro_Gil

    Paano naman sa Pampanga at sa Ilocos? Kelan sisipain ang mga yan?

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    Evenchance Gaming Corp. should be charged for operating illegal gambling and DILG should gather more evidence to ensure that charges against Bong Pineda sticks. The BIR should also get in on the act and charge Bong Pineda with tax evasion

  • 711sense

    Kaya hindi nahihinto ang jueting dahil ang mga “nasisibak” nasa pwesto pa rin. Inilipat lang sila ng ibang lugar kaya ang problema inilipat lang sa iba. Dapat pag sinabing sinibak, e hiwalay sa servisio agad. Ang masakit pa, yung iba napo promote pa. Hayyyyy naku hindi nawawala ang problema dahil walang magandang solusyon na ginagawa ang pamamahalaan. Isama na rin isibak ang mga barangay captain, mayor at vice mayor. Pag hindi pa din nahinto, pati gobernador sibakin na rin.

  • andoybarrios

    hindi na totoo yung sa probinsya tinatapon ang mga tiwaling pulis dahil kahit probinsya lumalala na din ang mga illegal na jueteng, droga at prostitution under the nose of police and military……dapat sa mga tiwaling pulis at sundalo ay sa maintenance na lang sa camp crame at aguinaldo na walang kapangyarihan na makipag negotiate sa ano man kontrata…

  • kismaytami

    Moral of the story: Don’t ever forget to remit to national government officials their fare share of illegal gambling profit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Linalabanan ni Robredo ang Jueteng ba kamo?
    Tip lang Mr. Secretary, subukan nyo pong alamin ang mga galaw ng Usec. Rico Puno ninyo.
    Kalat na kalat ang balita sa siya ang protector ng mga Jueteng Lord.
    O di nyo ba kayang galawin dahil kasali siya sa mahiwagang KKK?
    Yun eh kung seryoso lang naman po kayo na tigilin na ang jueteng.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/S3E4NC5GQOEDDWWH2AIRQGDQOA Bom

    Police chief involve in jueteng and illegal gambling:WHAT”S NEW?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Sir Robredo, dapat pag sinabing “SINIBAK”, tanggal sa pagka pulis, hindi yung tanggal lang sa pwesto . . . kaya patuloy ang corruption sa PNP,  . .  hindi sila natatakot matanggal sa pwesto, kasi ililipat lang sila. . . para doon naman sa bagong pwesto sila mangurakot. . .Sa kasong ito, DAPAT  YUNG  PROVINCIAL COMMANDER DIN NG PNP  AT REGIONAL  COMMANDER ,   TANGGALIN DIN, MAS MALAKI ANG MGA SUHOL NA TINATANGGAP NG MGA IYON . . .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2BRZ7WPV53I5SYQK3IZXCY7SY Josephus

    PAGKA RELIEVED NAMAN EH ILILIPAT LANG SA IBANG LUGAR…….WHAT CHANGE WILL IT BRING? IF THE MARCHING ORDER IS ‘STRIKE ONE AND DISMISSAL POLICY’, TINGNAN KO LANG KUNG DI MATAKOT ANG MGA REGIONAL AND PROVINCIAL COMMANDERS NA YAN.!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2BRZ7WPV53I5SYQK3IZXCY7SY Josephus

      PROBLEM NAMAN PAG BINANGGA MO ANG TOP POLICE OFFICERS EH NEXT NA MAKAKAAWAY MO EH SILA HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN, MAYOR, GOVERNOR ETC.  GOODLUCK!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    Sec Jesse  ganyan din ba ka eager si usec Rico sa pagsugpo ng jueteng?

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    robredo for senator!!!

    ikaw lang ang matino sa admin ni noynoying!!!



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