Pangasinan group backs DILG on ‘jueteng’ war


A partylist group based in Pangasinan expressed support for the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s renewed crackdown on “jueteng” (illegal numbers game) and other forms of illegal gambling, but said it should be carried out nationwide.

In a statement, the Abono partylist group said in Pangasinan, illegal gambling has taken the form of jai alai which operates betting stations in the province outside of its franchise area in Cagayan.

“We support Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas in his efforts to crack down on jueteng, but we also appeal to him to dismantle illegal jai-alai betting operations in the country,” said Rosendo So, head of Abono, in a statement.

“We also call on the Aquino administration, through the DILG and the Philippine National Police, to implement its antigambling campaign also in other areas where illegal numbers games are operating,” So said.

He said Bugallon Mayor Rodrigo Orduña should also help unmask the bigger jueteng lord that is behind illegal gambling not only in Pangasinan, but elsewhere.

In Pangasinan, So said employees of jai alai take bets in the barangay level, especially in some of the province’s remotest areas.

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  • Fred

    While in the process of “cleaning”, you may close jai alai temporarily, Mar.

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Yeah! suspend the operation jai alai nationwide (kung nationwide yan)!

  • agaylaya

    Mr. So..sumisipsip ka na naman. Alam naman ng buong bayan na iba ang raket mo at kung ano ang iyong pinoprotectahan.  Ikaw at ang pamilya mo ang may control ng multi billion fertilizer business sa BUONG central at northern luzon. Legitimate businessman ka nga but salot naman sa overpricing ang ginagawa ninyo. Dahil sa laki ng operations at influence ninyo controlado ninyo ang price at supply ng fertilizer. Kung dito sa US ang ginagawa mo, yari ka na sa anti trust law. Tax avader ka pa. 

  • Rovingmoron

    DILG must put up a complaint section in its website so that people can post what they think are shenanigans in the PNP and local government activities.

  • Guest

    Ganyan talaga kapag malapit na ang election. Naglalabas ng mga ng mga baho at mga negatibong kuwento laban sa isang pulitiko. Di ba Sec.Roxas?

  • Guest

    That’s imposible. Kailangan ni Sec. Roxas ng suporta ng mga jueteng lords. Ano gagamitin niyang pondo para sa 2016 presidential elections?

  • Guest

    That’s the purpose, sirain ang imagae ni Gov. Espino dahil mahina ang pambato ng LP na si Alaminos City Mayor Hernandi Braganza.

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