‘Videokarera’ a ‘smash’ in Manila



It was a smash, literally.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim on Monday took a mallet to several “videokarera” (virtual horse racing) machines at the Gat Andres Bonifacio shrine near city hall.

The 15 machines were seized last month by members of the Manila City Hall Public Assistance (Chapa) police from the areas of Tondo, Pandacan, Sampaloc and Binondo.

“This [videokarera machine] is one thing that distracts the youth from their studies. The confiscation of the machines is an important accomplishment in our campaign against criminality,” Lim said.

Chapa head Chief Insp. Mar Reyes said the machines had to be destroyed because these could still be recycled should these be left intact.

Appropriate charges have been filed against the operators and owners of the confiscated units, he added. Jaymee T. Gamil with Ann Clariz Yap, trainee

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  • sacrebleau

    Can Lim do anything else other than chase prostitutes out of Manila into Makati, smash videokarera TVs and summarily execute crime suspects? Parang laos na ang style ni dirty harry a, at salungat pa sa human rights. If you want to see urban decay, go to Manila.

    • g man

      god forbid we violate the rights of prostitutes, gamblers and criminals

      • sacrebleau

        Yeah sure, but what about Manila itself? While Lim walks around as judge and executioner, Manila is, well, dilapidated. Law and order is a component of something bigger – of a progressive urban vision perhaps?

  • haringkuwago

    labinglima? ano yan, lokohan? e bawat kalsada at eskinita sa manila e may video karera! kita yan ng chairman, city hall police at headquarters (anti vice section ng mga station ang mga enkargado) linggo-linggo!

    hanaping niyo si arnold ahesta, randy sy at benny go at kapatid nito. tanungin niyo itong tatlo sino ang pinakamayaman sa kanila?

    ito kasing tatlo ang video karera king ng manila at buong pilipinas!

    tapos ipapadyaryo mo ang labinglima?!?


    di ka lang tumatandang paurong, tumatanda kang ginagago ang mga tao sa manila!


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