Bets bet on jueteng to fund campaign, says Purisima



PNP Chief, Director General Alan LM Purisima answers questions from the PDI team during an interview at the Editor’s Lounge, Philippine Daily Inquirer main office in Makati City. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Most politicians are “betting on jueteng” to help finance their election campaign.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima told Inquirer editors and reporters over dinner on Wednesday that the illegal numbers game has become a fund-raising activity of sorts for politicians running for government posts.

Sociologists have said that poor Filipinos turn to jueteng as an alternative to the lack of jobs and livelihood, hanging on to the small bet-quick cash action.

However, some politicians partake of its multimillion peso proceeds and even operate it, resulting to a thriving underground industry.

Deposed President Joseph Estrada was convicted of  plunder for receiving P545 million worth of proceeds from jueteng.

Purisima said jueteng continues to be rampant because it has found a “shield” in the government-sanctioned small town tottery run by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

In 2005, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo tasked the PCSO to help in eradicating illegal numbers game through the STL.

“Jueteng lords have a shield. STL is a legal game that has a franchise from PCSO,” Purisima said.

Purisima said the police could not go after jueteng lords and operators because the National Police Commission (Napolcom) had issued a resolution “prohibiting policemen from conducting raids against STL without the permission of the PCSO or the franchise owner.”

He said the Napolcom resolution was issued in 2008.

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  • bogli_anakdami

    bossing purisima naman naman namannnn…

    it’s no betting secret…the jueteng lords and the durog lords fund flipland traposakals…

    tapos eh may bendisyon pa ng katolickdick lord kaksaker padre dumbasso…

  • bogli_anakdami

    bossing purisima looks very familiar… dati ba syang kubrador?

  • farmerpo

    The chief is almost right, except for the fact that jueteng money is the king maker. Jueteng money is the biggest income of a many a member of the PNP. The real Chief is the untouchable jueteng lord who does not even know what jueteng is.

  • doublecross

    paano naman kc, ON and OFF ang jueteng. your ORDERS, walang naniniwala sa iyo!

  • doublecross

    d2 sa baguio, halos lahat ng kanto may jueteng…..pati si domogan, may lagay! 

  • geminimind

    So, you know jueteng after all.Sir,where are they?I’ll bet some too.

    • Summerspice

       Purisima should expose the names of politicians involved!

      • bogli_anakdami

        kilala lang nya eh si robredo… at lahat ng patay na traposakals…

  • Jef

    The PNP chief knew very well whats going ever since jueteng hanggang bario, town as will as City proper tumangap din sya ng mga lagay lagay yan and I am sure till now na naging PNP chief may bigay pa yan…… 

    • bogli_anakdami

      indirectly, yes… you are wright, not rong…

  • agaylaya

    Whoever controls jueteng, controls local politics. Kung walang jueteng, maraming mga
    politico (a.k.a.political families)  ang mawawalan ng budget.

    The admission by Gen. Purisima that the police can not run after jueteng operators because of STL and the existence of a NAPOLCOM resolution is in fact an open challenge to PNoy and Roxas to do their part in eradicating jueteng..
    Kung talagang sincere ang Pinoy administration sa “Matuwid na Daan”  pugsahin nila once
    and for all  ang jueteng and ALL forms of  gambling sa buong bansa. Yung selective campaign against jueteng run by LP political opponents is a pre cursor  to replacing them with their own LP friendly Jueteng lords.

    In reality, ang local elections ay battle of jueteng lords. Sila yung malakas magpalabas ng pera pambili ng boto, pangasolina, pambayad sa media, pambayad sa mga volunteers. Yun ay investment nila. Kung nanalo yung manok nilang politico, syempre tatlong taon na hawak
    nila ang jueteng. Karamihan sa mga jueteng operators ay sila rin ang may ari or may control sa mga contractors ng daan, tulay at kung anu ano pang mga contracts with the government.  May mga jueteng operators na involved din sa big time na drugs, prostitution, car napping, at kidnapping. Pang cahflow lang nila yung jueteng.

    Yung jueteng ay malaking negative effect din sa ekonomiya ng isang community. Yung employment effect ay napaka liit na bagay kung ihahambing sa nawawalang pera  or purchasing power ng isang bayan.  

    In short napakalalim at napakalawak ang negative effects ng Jueteng sa moralidad, ekonomiya at buhay politika ng isang local community. Dapat bigyan ng priority ng present administration na ma alis yan kung talagang gusto nila ng tunay na reforms.

    • bogli_anakdami

      wow… this is a well research, deep, hard charging statement of truth… di ba mga kabayang flips?

  • Summerspice

    What are you going to do Purisima?Bibilib ako sa yo kung meron kang mahuli,makasuhan,at makulong.You said that politicians are involved.Please name those politicians at pati na rin yung mga pulis na involved.


    • bogli_anakdami

      meron mahuhuli… yong kawawang kubrador na walang ninong/kakilala sa itaas…

      • Summerspice

         I mean jueteng lord na makulong.

      • bogli_anakdami

        meron na… nakakulong doon sa malakanyang at naglalaro ng video games sa kanyang ps3.

  • bongarroyo

    dito sa amin sa pampanga matagal ng walang jueteng…….peksman kahit itanong niyo pa sa mga pineda..

    • bogli_anakdami

      allah eh, katulad dito sa amin sa laguna… yan din ang sinabi ni gob eje eje ejercito, peks man din…

      yun lang…

      • Paul

         mga pogi, adu, wag nyo iwan ang quezon…wala din dito. nyahaha. 19-29 nga tumama nun isang araw.

      • bogli_anakdami

        ha!  muntik ng tumama ang numero ko este ng kapitbahay ko, 20-30…

        malaki pa naman ang taya ko este ng kapitbahay ko…

    • Paul

      mga pogi, adu, wag nyo iwan ang quezon…wala din dito. nyahaha. 19-29 nga tumama nun isang araw.

  • Summerspice

    I’m curious if any from PNP is reading all the comments in this article.

    • bogli_anakdami

      actually, karamihan sa poster/blogger dito eh taong pnp… puro lakwatsa kc eh… trabahong gobyerno, di ba?

      yun lang…

      • Summerspice

         how do you know?

      • bogli_anakdami

        oooops… buko ba?

        ‘wag akong ibuking kay bossing purisima ha…

  • wheelers

    kung wla ng jueteng at drugs e,,, paano n ung mga chief of staff’s ng mga general.
     kya ang mga yan e bulag din… binulag ng malaking lagay.

  • Anqui

    Surprisingly,this PNP Boss made honest statement about Jueteng…I think he is up to the job if given the freedom to do it.  The restriction by Napolcom which he stated appeared to be a hidden regulation inserted by Jueting Operators inside Napolcom. Jueteng, however is a Milking Cow of corrupt Politicians and Policemen who became Overweight and Lazy.  Policemen should have a STRICT Physical Fitness requirement to stay in the force. I would like to see names of Politicians involve in Jueteng if the Aquino Administration is serous enough to get rid of corruption in the Philippines. Criminals and Corrupt Politicians rule the country to the ground and the 90% of the citizen suffer in poverty.

  • Paul

     mga pogi, adu, wag nyo iwan ang quezon…walang jueteng dito. nyahaha.  sabi nun kapitbahay nmin, 19-29 ang tumama nun isang araw. haha

    • bogli_anakdami

      pabalato naman jan…

  • Your_King

    What Aquino should have done is to do his part as President to get rid
    of jueteng. But he’s complained about it yet has done nothing to
    eradicate it. Purisima can talk all he wants and try his best to make a
    bad situation not look so bad but until Aquino really steps in and does
    something about it then the problem will just continue and incidents
    like the Atimonan 13 will just happen from time to time whether it gets
    media attention or not.

  • Albert Einstien

    malaki ang PERA sa  JUETENG pero mas MALAKI po ang PERA sa DRUGS….pero KELANGAN nyo po muna Honest to GOODNESS HOUSE CLEANING….top to bottom…para wala mag-leak pag me OPERATION kyo..


    tingnan nyo ho isang BATCH pa lang ..MATUTUWA na ang PUBLIKO….at AALIS ang DRUGS dito at magasasara ang JUETENG … 

    AFP & PNP should work together..good luck sa inyo…. : > )

  • Mamang Pulis

    same old same mold—-

    rehash information

    new boss

    garbage in garbage out

    the question is—

    how much is your take?…………sir?

    sana ——-sana lang mauuto mo kami.

  • Mamang Pulis

    pagalitan mo ng husto si melad at marantan sir——

    kauupo nyo pa lang binigyan na kayo ng issue—

    eh sa madaling usapan naman kasi—-magkano ba kita ng isang protector sa isang buwan ha sir??

    sabay kakanain pa ang teritoryo ng iba jan…..

  • Eric

    Sa tinagal mo ng pulis, alam mo na ang problema at solusyon. Ang dami mo nang nakitang corruption kahit nung nasa baba ka pa. May ginawa ka ba? O inisip mo na Lang na darating din ang panahon mo? Kung wala kang malaking huli sa panahon mo, ibig sabihin kasama sa pagpapayaman ng mga gustong tawaging general e pulis naman. Paliit ka ng tyan at ipabaklas mo yung billboard mo sa EDSA. Symptoms yan ng tamad, makasarili, at kurakot na tao.

  • John

    Hindi malinis ang pagkaka-execute ni Col. Marantan sa operations. Tsk, tsk, tsk, nagkulang ata sa preparation kasi bigalaan lang sa paghingi ng support sa SF. Pero okay na rin kasi nalagasan naman kahit papano ang mga illegal gambits. malas lang nun mga nagmoonlighting, nadamay sila.

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