PNP spokesman cites law’s ambivalence in prosecuting Moreno, 5 for bingo games

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PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Is playing bingo a crime?

Even the spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) admitted that the law prohibiting illegal gambling did not specify if bingo and other similar games of chance might be considered unlawful.

In an interview over phone, Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said on Sunday the PNP was still awaiting the report of the Manila Police District (MPD) regarding the circumstances of the arrest of Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and five city councilors over the weekend.

Asked if playing bingo, a popular lottery game among Filipinos, was illegal, Cerbo said: “Let’s see. The law against illegal gambling did not identify or specify which games (are illegal).”

“We will check if based on the contemplation of the law, (bingo) is legal or illegal. We cannot say (if it’s illegal) at this point. But seemingly, it could be illegal because (Moreno and his supporters) have been charged,” he told the Philippine Daily Inquirer

The re-electionist vice mayor and his allies were arrested by MPD policemen for sponsoring a bingo game in the city last Saturday.

Moreno and his running mate, former President and now mayoral candidate Joseph Estrada, had claimed that the arrest was politically motivated.

Estrada, who was convicted by the Sandiganbayan for plunder, is contesting the seat of his and Moreno’s erstwhile political ally, incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.

Playing down insinuations that the police operation was tainted with politics, Cerbo defended the policemen who arrested Moreno and his group while they were in the middle of the bingo game they sponsored.

“I would say that what they (MPD personnel) did was related to their job,” the PNP spokesperson maintained.

“If (Moreno and his allies) were arrested and charged, we cannot say immediately that the arrest was political harassment. As policemen, we have a job and mandate that we have to fulfill,” he added.

He said the PNP would welcome any investigation to determine if the MPD policemen violated any law when they arrested Moreno and his group.

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  • at-large

    How nice to be a politician in the Philippines, even a top PNP official doesnt know what is illegal if a Politician is envolved…kahit anong kasalanan ng politiko TAMIMI ang mga duwag na sumbungan ng bayan.

  • NinjaMan

    jesus christ… arrest all the school principals and administration, including teachers for holding bingo events on special days.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    clearly politically motivated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VSVAD3S4PWFLPD7GOWBLI6BLRI Paulo Adams

    Presidential Decree No. 1602 is very clear, Mr. Policeman.  

    See Presidential Decree No. 1602 Section 1 — Any person other than those referred to in the succeeding sub-sections who in any manner, shall directly or indirectly take part in any illegal or unauthorized activities or games of cockfighting, jueteng, jai alai or horse racing to include bookie operations and game fixing, numbers, BINGO x x  x

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJRIJKTKJ7DD4UEK3CMXVYRP4A KandieSweetie2k2

       I doubt if the definition of “bingo” in this law refers to what Isko, et al did. The prices there are non-monetary (appliances).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THW5H2JWIB5LYEDPREEZMV4OBU Raymond

       I AGREE WITH YOU PAULO ADAMS. THE LAW IS CLEAR, BINGO IS A GAME OF CHANCE.

      • edmondP

         hoy kanina ka pa naka all CAPS. sira ba keyboard mo o ulo mo?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AO6VKORVP6RF3NJ2OW74M3YTXA Jojo

    no one above the law…ikulong o kasuhan para madala iyan ba ang iboboto nio???

  • KaAsar

    The law can not make an exhaustive enumeration of what games are considered gambling. Any enumeration should be considered perhaps as illustrative. The test should be in the definition or concept of gambling, not whether it is in the enumeration.

    Funny that the police should become “shy” whenever, as in this instance, a big or influential personality is involved. Why not just file the complaint and let the DOJ or fixcal decide.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7US4SIEZOJLP4A3BQLYYDY6UWQ Kim

    “We will check if based on the contemplation of the law, (bingo) is legal or illegal. We cannot say (if it’s illegal) at this point. Ganun?….balik sa school para mag aral at alamin ang batas…iwas pusoy..

  • KaAsar

    Clearly, the “bingo” is included in the illustrative enumeration in P.D. 1603. Now, whether it is politically motivate or not, is irrelevant as there was a clear violation of the presidential decreemagainst gambling. ISAMPA NA AGAD AT BAHALA NA ANG DOJ!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJRIJKTKJ7DD4UEK3CMXVYRP4A KandieSweetie2k2

       Sugal bang matatawag yung ginawa nila? Una, wala namang perang involved dun. Appliances ang premyo, na sa maraming barangay na rin ang gumagawa. Ikalawa, 5 years na pala nilang ginagawa yun, e di dapat noon pa sila hinuli! Bakit ngayon lang na kalaban na nila ang incumbent Mayor? Nakakapagtaka lang…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

    What can we expect from actors turned politicians kung di pasugalan at sex massage parlors. Yun lang ang kaya ng utak nila.

  • speaksoftlylove

    If it is purely for personal gain, any kind of gambling is illegal. But n this case, the objective is to raise revenue for some beneficial purpose to the public then it is not “illegal” gambling. They maybe fine for non payment of permits or whatever but definitely not illegal gambling. Maliwanag naman ang motibo ni Lim na kahit mangmang makakaintindi. Una, bukod kay Moreno, bakit kasama pa ang mga konsehales para pag sponsor ng bingo lang kung illegal gambling ang pakay nila? Illegal casino na dapat ang itinayo nila, hindi ba? Pangalawa, iparesto kaya ni Lim kung hindi niya kalaban si Moreno at yong limang konsehales kung bingo lang ang dahilan? Kahit ipagtanggol pa ni Cerbo ang PNP, hindi aaresto ng Vice Mayor ng Manila at limang konsehals yang Manila Police Department kung hindi kauutusan ng bengatibong matandang intsik. And that’s the bottom line.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DCZWNOP3PJZTAT77LOLQLVCSG4 Leopoldo Herrera

    A PIECE OF ADVICE TO CHIEF SUPT. CERBO, SHUT  YOUR MOUTH IF YOU DON’T   KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. TRY READING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE 1602. BINGO IS A GAME OF CHANCE . IF  THE GROUP OF ISKO MORENO DID NOT HAVE ANY PERMIT
    FOR THE BINGO GAME THEN THEY INCUR CRIMINAL LIABILITY. THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW..NEXT TIME YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AS A SPOKESPERSON OF THE PNP
    DO SOME READING ON THE SUBJECT MATTER… NAKAKAHIYA KA ..BUWISIT ! DON’T MUDDLE THE ISSUE UNLESS YOU ARE A CLOSE FRIEND OF ISKO OR ERAP..

    • Bayan Panona

      Bobo! magbasa ka nga! May sinabi ba si Cerbo na walang criminal liability sina Moreno? Gung-gong ka talaga. Ito pa nga sabi sa balita oh!

      “I would say that what they (MPD personnel) did was related to their job,” the PNP spokesperson (CSupt Cerbo) maintained.

      “If (Moreno and his allies) were arrested and charged, we cannot say immediately that the arrest was political harassment. As policemen, we have a job and mandate that we have to fulfill,” he (CSupt Cerbo) added.

      Wag ka na ngang magcomment dito!

      • otire

        Sir! Ok lang na mag reply sa comment mali man o tama. Subalit wala ka pong karapatan para sabihan kahit sino man na ” Wag ka na  ngang mag comment dito!” Baka yan na sinasabi mong B0bo, Gung-gung bumalik sayo.

      • Bayan Panona

        Hindi po okay magcomment ng mali sa mga bagay tungkol sa bayan. Because wrong interpretations lead to misinformation which is contagious in this country. Sa military nga kamatayan pa kabayaran for rendering false informations! Kaya please lang wag nating itolerate mga ganito!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THW5H2JWIB5LYEDPREEZMV4OBU Raymond

        AS USUAL YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE WITH AN EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN THE EARS, UGOK !! CHIEF SUPT IS TRYING TO IMPLY THAT BINGO IS NOT A GAME OF CHANCE  AND IS NOT UNLAWFUL SO IF THAT IS THE CASE THEN MORENO AND COMPANY INCURS NO CRIMINAL LIABILITY, GETZ MO ??? THAT IS THE END RESULT. NEVER TRY TO PRETEND YOU’RE INTELLIGENT TO JOIN  DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH. I WOULD SUGGEST TOTOY READ PD 1602 AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT KUNG KAYA MO. MAS NAKAKAINTINDI PA SI LEOPOLDO HERRERA SA SINASABI NIYA. ME SENSE ANG POINT NIYA. AT IKAW SINASAYANG MO ANG SPACE DITO. . YANG TYPE MO PANG KALYE TALAGA…TSUPI !!!

      • speaksoftlylove

         Tahan na Dirty Harry at baka atakihin ka pa dyan. Ikaw rin, baka di ka aabot ng election.

      • edmondP

        abogago ang dating nito. hahahahha notary public lang siguro ito. ayusing mo keyboard mo raymond!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

        No bets were confiscated. Insufficient evidence to indicate gambling.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THW5H2JWIB5LYEDPREEZMV4OBU Raymond

         ATTY. PANONA, ANONG BATCH KAYO SA BAR EXAMS ?? MARAMING MATOTO HAN ANG MGA MANG-MANG SA INYO..

    • edmondP

       hoy yang keyboard mo ayusin mo. naka all CAPS ka! isang keybaord ata ginagamit nyo ni abogagong raymond.

  • padrefaura

    these cops should be taught that if the law is vague, the presumption should always be in favor of the accused. napaghahalata tuloy na namumulitika sila

  • m1600

    Yes! Serbo may mandato kayo mpero hidi mo sinusunod ang sinusunod me ay ang mandato ni Lim na harrasment ewan ko pag si BINAY na ang presidente sana retired ka na.

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      nakakatakot na ang hinaharap natin pag si BINAY na ang presidente. anyway, sa amin kasi pag nagpabingo na malakihan eh may permit muna sa baranggay, ewan ko lang kung kumuha sila ng permit.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THW5H2JWIB5LYEDPREEZMV4OBU Raymond

        PAG ME PERMIT WALA NG PROBLEMA SINA MORENO PERO PAG WALA SILANG MA IPRESENT SA COURT TRIAL KUNG MAGKAROON MAN, BAGSAK SI MORENO. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT.. ME PERMIT OR WALA..BEING VICE MAYOR OR COUNCILOR IS IRRELEVANT AND IMMATERIAL.. JUST OBEY WHAT THE LAW IS.

      • edmondP

        narelease nga sila kasi wala naman ebedensya mr abogago tsaka pwede ba ayusin mo keyboard mo, kanina ka pa naka all CAPS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUHY7NAKYRSA2T24MJ5P7EAA6U junteddy m

    Lim strikes again, what a pathetic move. now he lost half of manila voters..filipinos love underdogs, yan ang dapat ilagay ni lim sa kukote nya bago cya gumawa ng mga marahas na hakbang.

    • speaksoftlylove

       Lim knows already that he will lose so he is becoming desperate. And when a person is desperate, he will commit blunders, after blunders, after blunders.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THW5H2JWIB5LYEDPREEZMV4OBU Raymond

    THE PNP LEGAL DEPARTMENT SHOULD PURSUE THE CASE AGAINST MORENO AND COMPANY IF IT CAN BE ESTABLISHED THE BINGO GAME THEY SPONSORED DID NOT HAVE ANY PERMIT. MORENO’S ALLEGATION THAT THEY HAVE BEEN  DOING IT FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS DID NOT MAKE IT LEGAL SINCE, AGAIN, THERE WAS NO PERMIT AND THEREFORE UNAUTHORIZED. 5 YEARS OF HAVING BINGO IN THE STREETS DID NOT MAKE IT LEGAL. SO IT IS UP TO THE COURTS TO DECIDE THE CASE ON THE MERITS..AS FAR AS THE FACTS OF THE CASE SHOW THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES HAS A GOOD CASE AGAINST THEM..THEY SHOULD SET THE EXAMPLE THAT THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW. HARD IS THE LAW, BUT IT IS THE LAW. DURA LEX SED LEX. TO THOSE ON LIM’S OR MORENO’S SIDE, LEAVE IT TO THE COURT TO DECIDE THE ISSUE. AMEN..

    • edmondP

      PERMIT to play bingo? are you out of your mind? Sugal? bakit tumataya ba ba ang mga tao na nandun? di mo alam sinasabi mo. ni wala ka nga dun sa pangyayari, may nalalamn ka pang “permit to play bingo” bago yan ha. may dura lex sed lex ka pa, amateur… i think you’re a law student from a cheap law school.

    • $20174498

       Hard is the law, but it is the law. Dura lex sed lex! Siguro estudante ka ng Low Skol of Saint Adress Field o di kaya Mababang paaralan ng San Andres Bukid. mag-aral kang maige para hindi ka nakakahiya! Minsan ka lang gumamit ng salitang latin sumablaty pati inglish mo  Nakakahiya ka OGAG!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DCZWNOP3PJZTAT77LOLQLVCSG4 Leopoldo Herrera

         UNGAS !! BAKIT DI MO IGOOGLE PARA MAKITA MONG TAMA ANG LATIN WORDS AT ENGLISH INTERPRETATION. ANOTHER PERSON WITH AN EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN THE EARS.. IBIG SABIHIN BOBO ..IKAW BAKLA KA INUTUSAN KA LANG BUMILI NG SUKA NG AMO MO EH DUMAAN KA PA SA INTERNET CAFE..UWI NA..TSUPI !! WALA KANG UTAK ..

      • $20174498

        Hoy! Ambisyosong nangangarap na maging abugadong PULPOL! Alam ko ang meaning ng Dura Lex Sed Lex long time ago. The is, THE LAW IS HARSH, BUT IT IS THE LAW. Ewan ko kung saan mo napulot o nabasa yang HARD IS THE LAW na interpretation mo. IKAW ANG BOBO PATI GOOGLE GINAGAMIT MO! GAMITAN MO PA NG LAHAT NG DICTIONARY AT WALA YANG PINAGMAMALAKI MONG “HARD IS THE LAW”! IKAW ANG TIYOGI MR LEOPOLDA MAHADERANG, BUNGENGERANG ABNOY. DAPAT SA BUNDOK KA! DOON KA NABABAGAY PULPOL, UTAK TALANGKA.

      • $20174498

         I DELETED ALL YOUR POSTINGS  BAKA MAHAWA PA AKO SA BALUKTOK AT BALIW MONG KATOK WIRAN. SANA KUNIIN KANA NI SATANAS! KAILANGAN NILA DOON ANG TULAD MO. PLS TANING KUNIN MONA ITONG KALAHI MONG SI LEAPOLDA “UNGASIS” HERODES HERRERA KIRI. GOODBYE LEAPOLDA “BOBO”  HERRERA. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE ESTE REST IN HELL PALA..

  • speaksoftlylove

     “They have been doing it for the last five years” pero ngayon lang pinahuli ni Lim? Baka naman kasosyo si Lim for the last five years pero ngayon nawalan siya ng parte, di kaya ganun? Pero agree ako sayo na imbestigahan basta lang ba linisin mo muna yang cvomputer mo. Lagyan mo ng mantika at dumikit yang caps lock mo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THW5H2JWIB5LYEDPREEZMV4OBU Raymond

       SINADYA YAN PARA MABASA NG MGA MAHIHINA ANG MGA MATA . AYOS LANG..

      • speaksoftlylove

         I see. Numero uno kang mahina ang mga mata kaya di mo nababasa ang Rules ofForum posting. Patingin  ka na at grabe na yang yellowcataract mo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DCZWNOP3PJZTAT77LOLQLVCSG4 Leopoldo Herrera

        HOY BAKLA , PARA SA MGA UNGAS NA GAYA MO ANG MGA LETRANG YAN..WE-WETPUHIN KITA MAKITA MO ANG HANAP MO..BUWISIT !!

      • $20174498

         MAGBIGTI KA NALANG KAYA PARA DIKA NAABURIDO. KAYA MO YAN! GUSTO MO TULUNGAN PA KITA. MARAMING WETPO SA IMPIERNO MAGSASAWA KA DOON.

  • boybakal

    Every policemen should know what is Legal and Illegal, Criminal or Not Criminal.
    That is very basic among law enforcers.
    Being ambivalent is being ignorant.
    Law is clear…Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith.
    Cerbo is not exempt…he should be charged for illegal arrest.

    • Summerspice

       Very well said.Looks like Cerbo is not sure if Bingo is illegal.This is very embarrasing!

  • edmondP

    nasa gray area kasi ng batas yung ngyari na binguhan, di rin masabi na sugal kasi di naman tumataya yung mga nandun lumalabas na parang raffle. pabingo ng mga konsehal ang prizes sponsor nila. siguro obstruction ang kasalanan nila since nag occupy sila ng kalye but not ILLEGAL GAMBLING.

  • richard ortega

    why only the officials were apprehended?  LIM for mayor! erap go back to san juan
     

  • wawa2172

     Playing Bingo is not illegal because it more of socializing playing it rather than gambling. Churches and social organizations are sponsoring it for fund raising purposes. Did Isko and the councilors broke the  law, they Bingo socials was UNA candidates to gather its constituent for whatever election purposes. Lim and MPD have to disturb it para mabulabog ang mga kalaban sa politika. Lim dug his own grave by doing so dahil masyadong mababaw ang charges niya kay Isko. He knows Moreno well and kung paano ito takutin. If Lim really believes that he can win over an ex-convict then he should not resort to harassment.

    • SG0609

       mayabang yang isko na yan…hinamon ba naman un pulis na siya daw ang nagpapabingo…astang kalye…imbes na maki usap e sugsug pa…sige iboto nyo yang si erap at isko

      • wawa2172

         Sigi ka..ikinampanya mo pang iboto si Erap at Isko baka manalo ang mga iyan. I guess Manila deserved Erap or Lim. Nag papabaya rin naman ang Manilenyo sa pag boto. Erap the ex-convict at Lim the dirty harry who once won the sweepstakes grand prize. Sabi ni Lim sa lotto lang siya tumataya kaya di ito gambling. Says who? Baka sa swertres yan tumataya.

  • Guest

    There’s a fine line between going for the kill and being too high-handed. Isko Moreno is an unsavory character who readily betrayed his former master and cast his lot with Erap. For incurring the ire of Mayor Lim, Isko should have known what was coming. With the support of the administration, Mayor Lim can easily find a way to do away with Isko. But our culture has a way of being forgiving and sympathetic to underdogs. Especially when the underdog is felled by overkill or excessive use of force. Lest this whole episode be misconstrued as a lopsided match between David and Goliath, Mayor Lim should act with more restraint and temper the heaviness of his hands.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R7LUSFMM7L3MR7TV6CRFPCALAQ Augusto

     PD 1602 Section 1(a)(1) expressly includes bingo as one of the illegal or unauthorized activities or games. When the law speaks in clear and categorical language, there is no room for interpretation. There is only room for application. (Cebu Portland Cement Company v. Municipality of Naga, G.R. Nos. L-24116-17, August 22, 1968, 24 SCRA 708)

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      ““In fact, you no longer need a permit because of a decision made by the
      Court of Appeals in May 2012 that there is no need to seek a permit as
      this is just a parlor game,” he said.”

      inq article: 360249/isko-4-city-councilors-freed

      can’t find the jurisprudence though. still looking.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/R7LUSFMM7L3MR7TV6CRFPCALAQ Augusto

        Revisit also: Lazarraga Hermanos v. Yap Tico, 24 Phil. 504 (1913); People v. Mapa, L-22301,August 30, 1967; Pacific Oxygen and Acytelene Co. v. Central Bank, L-21881, March 1, 1968; Dequito v. Lopez, L-27757, March 28, 1968. Access the PHILIPPINE LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE or the CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        by any chance have you seen the 2012 CA decision, which the prev article purportedly stated about bingo and such games?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Correct me if I am wrong, but isnt Lizzarraga Hermanos v. Yap Tico about plain wording of the contract. That what is written is what should be plainly understood? Not specifically about bingo.

  • Sugbuanon86

    Napapansin ko lang, panay na lang ang habol mo sa mga kalaban mo sa pulitika, sira ulong PNOY ka!

    Takot ka bang matalo ang mga manok mo sa Liberal?

    P0tang ina mo, tarantado ka!

    • OleSapra aka ARGUS

      PUT TONGUE-IN ANEW !!!
      TANG INUMIN N’YO !!!
      NAKANANG INAMO !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    This time PNP needs de campanilla lawyers. Any volunteers, please?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRLFHB4ZOMCNGDUJ2ZINRV7DAQ Juan

    High-ranking official hindi alam kung ano ang legal at illegal…Purisima nasaan ang best and the brightest mo? I dont think it’s ethical and right for them na manghuli kung hindi nila alam ang hinuhuli nila. Bahala na si tarzan. Letseng mga Pulis talaga wala ng pag-asa.

  • Rovingmoron

    Just qualify if a bingo game is considered a form of gambling. If it is, then playing the game in public without a permit from the city government is illegal. Self-explanatory. In the first place, why would public officials spearhead or sponsor bingo games in public?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    As a spokesperson, you have to prepare your answers to possible questions prior to an interview, if you’re not that sharp. Pulis ka nga pala…..hindi na alam kung ano ang tama at mali.

  • maypakialamtayo

    Asked if playing bingo, a popular lottery game among Filipinos, was illegal, Cerbo said: “Let’s see. The law against illegal gambling did not identify or specify which games (are illegal).”
    basta may involved na pera sugal yan! napaka simple di pa alam! 

  • Labandera1

    I have a feeling that the PNP spokesperson is hesitant to comment about the issue. The spokesperson is scared of the tatlong hari ng kadiliman Enrile, Binay and Estrada. The action of Binay and Estrada visiting their corrupt allies in jail at midnight and have them release at 4.00am by a prosecutor judge speaks louder than words. Enrile, Binay and Estrada still think they are are untouchables. Kaya bahag buntot ng PNP spokesperson. This coming elections, its time to dispose these bullying untouchables sa pamamagitan ng balota. vote straight Liberal Party…….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DCZWNOP3PJZTAT77LOLQLVCSG4 Leopoldo Herrera

       I AGREE WITH YOU LABANDERA1. I CAN JUST IMAGINE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PHILIPPINES ONCE THE 3 KINGS RULE  THE PHILIPPINES, ENRILE, ESTRADA AND THE WEALTHY BINAY. PER INFORMATION, BINAY NOW OWNS MORE THAN HALF OF THE WHOLE BATANGAS. HE OWNS SEVERAL CONDO UNITS IN MAKATI. CONDO UNITS DEVELOPER HAS TO GIVE A FREE CONDO UNIT TO BINAY BEFORE ANY PERMIT IS GRANTED IN MAKATI. BINAY IS FILTHY RICH..WHERE DID HE GET THE MONEY ? YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE. BEWARE OF THE 3 KINGS THIS COMING MAY 2013 ELECTIONS. THAT IS A PREPARATION FOR THE FORTHCOMING RULE OF THE 3 KINGS OVER THE ENTIRE PHILIPPINES.

      • edmondP

         yung keybaord mo ayusin mo! naka all caps ka.

  • SG0609

    bobo kang pulis!!! 

    • SG0609

       e bakit nyo inaresto wala pala kayong idea kung ligal o iligal pwe…pero sa tingin ko iligal un…mayabang yang moreno na yan

  • windhawl

    kung illigal bakit meron sa mga malls? kung totoong illigal bakit meron binebenta na bingo sa mall?
    next time paglalaro naman ng baraha, or kahit bumili ka lang ng baraha huhulihin ka na

  • disqusted0fu

    Then why was the arrest made? Law enforcers immediately and forcefully arresting these government officials had to be an instruction from higher ups, from someone powerful, because otherwise law enforcers would be somehow hesitant in doing so. It’s an obvious persecution. Arrests doesn’t happen this quick or doesn’t happen at all for administration allies.

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