Bingo sponsored by Moreno, 5 councilors not illegal, say 2 senators

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Isko Moreno. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Two senators said on Tuesday that Manila local officials arrested for illegal gambling did not commit any crime for simply sponsoring a bingo game in the city during the weekend.

Senate games and amusements chair Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (real name: Francisco Domagoso) did not need a government-issued franchise since the game was played only in a residential area and among neighbors.

Moreno and the five officials who are running for councilor under the mayoral ticket of former President Joseph Estrada cried harassment after they were arrested by Manila policemen for allegedly offering prizes during a series of bingo games held in Sta. Cruz, Manila, Saturday.

“Let the people play,” Pimentel exclaimed in an ambush interview.

Pimentel added authorities should step in only when those playing bingo become involved in a ruckus, disturb the peace or obstruct traffic.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada reminded the policemen who invoked an old Marcos-era decree (P.D.  1902) that this law had already been superseded by Republic Act 9287 signed years ago by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that excluded bingo among illegal numbers games.

Besides, Estrada said Manila cops would not have been bold enough to arrest Moreno and company had Mayor Alfredo Lim not been behind the plan.

“They would not have arrested the local officials na walang basbas ni Mayor Lim (without the blessings of Mayor Lim),” Estrada said in a huddle with Senate reporters on Tuesday.

“Only if the mayor gives the go-signal would cops have the courage to make an arrest because they know they would be backed up.  If the mayor disagreed with the plan, the cops realize ilalaglag sila (they could be dumped) and they would not have pushed through with it,” he added.

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  • carlomaru

    si lim dapat maalis na sa maynila…trapo yan…

    • mari suli

      Eh, ano tawag mo sa mga Estrada, hindi lang sila trapo mga mgnanakaw pa.

      • sanjuan683

         Hindi yata tinatablan ng hiya ang mga yan, sabi nila basta pulitiko, makapal ang hiya.

    • Fayha

      si erap mo ang mas trapo. si Lim sya lang tumatakbo sa Pulitika. si Erap halos lahat nang myembro nang pamilya nasa pulitika na. kahit aso ni erap kung pwede tumakbo sa pulitika patakbuhin nya. 

      • sanjuan683

         oo nga ano? Inuuso nila yun dynasty, di bali sabaysabay sesempla ang mga iyan.

    • stealth ice

      gusto na angkinin ni erap ang boung metro manila.
      sa kanila na ang san juan. sa kasalukuyan ang kanyang lover ang mayor dun.
      tapos susubukan niya kunin ang manila tapos ipapasa niya sa ibang lover nya.
      hanggang mahulog ang buong metro manila sa mga lovers niya.
      yan ba ang gusto natin ha manilenyo/manilenya?
      mag-isip isip tayo.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Choosing between 2 Evils,I would choose Lim.At least pa huli nya illegal Gamblers at itinutumba niya mga Pushers.

      Pasimuno rin yang mga Estrada na yan.Gusto sakupin buong Maynila,para mas malawak ang Power at Control.

    • Observer_din

      pareho lang sila ni Erap na trapo, mas sugapa lang si Erap kasi maski kabit nya pinapatakbo nya sa pulitika, baka di mo alam si Guia mayor ng san juan, nanay ni JV, kabit ni Erap yun.

    • nes911

      Sino ipapalit mo, si erap? Yan ang hari ng mga trapo. Hari ng mga mangdarambong, hari ng mga sugarol, hari ng mga butangero, hari ng mga babaero, hari ng mga lasenggero, hari ng mga kawatan

  • mari suli

    Hindi nga iyon na include sa illegal numbers game pero pag may betting ay sugal na iyan.Hindi naman sinabi na pag nasa bahay ay hindi illegal.Ibig bang sabihin KoKo na puede ako pasabong manok sa loob ng bahay? Sabagay ika ang lawyer he, je.Pero tingin ko agaw eksena ka lang parang agaw pansin ba.Bumalik ka na lang doon kay Erap.Sabagay si Zubiri na less evil lang naman ang ayaw mong samahan.Pero ang mga magna gusto mo pa rin .B.S.

  • jseesus

    nagsalita at dumepensa ang mga kawatan, hoy jinggoy balik ka na sa san juan, hindi ka bagay sa senado, dapat sa iyo sa binggohan taga bunot ng numero….. o sa letrang B as in bobo…hahharahah..

    • herokiller

      paano naman yung sinabi ni Sen. Pimentel? bakit si Estrada lang ang tinitira. :))

  • Dawn Dare

    Plausible deniability. Lim will not admit to ordering the deaths of drug pushers in Manila either.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      Drug Pushers are meant to be eliminated,they poison the entire human race.It’s not a question who ordered their elimination.If it was Gen. Lim,so what?

      • Dawn Dare

        Then why are vigilantes outlawed? Why should the vigilante mayor be exempt from the law? Doing something wrong to correct something wrong will never make it right.

    • scorpio15

      Drug Pushers pala. Di kung hindi naitumba yon marami pang mga kabataan ang malulung sa droga. Hindi na importante kung siya ang nag-utos. Ang importante ay nabawasan ang mga salot sa lipunan.

      • thenevaeh

         nga nman…

    • Observer_din

      mas ok na yung mga ganung kaso, yung mga “nang-aagaw ng baril” sa maynila,para nauubos o kung hindi man nababawasan ang mga salot ng lipunan

  • sanjuan683

     Si Koko lang pala ang may sabi, hehehehe dun kaya ako magbingo sa harap ng bahay mo payag ka 24 oras magbingo ako, basta kalsada ay bawal nakakaintindi ka ba ng batas, mabuti pa yun hindi lawyer sumusunod sa batas eh ikaw lawyer pa naman sasabihin mo hindi illegal. Tangengot ka ba? Nagtatanong lang?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    hay naku…si unggoy pala yung senator na nagsabi e…alangan naman sabihin nya na illegal ang bingo, e di nasapak sya ni JV.?

    so pag sa neighborhood,pwede ang bingo? it means pwede din ang weteng,skla,kwaho basta sa neighborhood?

    magpa bingo na lang ako sa bahay para may sideline senator Pimentel…pag kinulong ako ng pulis,ikaw ang pumalit.bweeset,kaya ka iniputan ng asawa mo dahil utal timang ka e.parang totoo tuloy na,ni-leak sa tatay mo yung mga questions sa bar kaya ka nag top.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VBN5IUGKHSGIHDV5L6QVG2KBTI Leop233

       pre, basahin mo muna ang pre requisite kung bakit hindi illegal gambling yan.

    • doncleo

       dati sangkot din sila sa masiao..remember Arnie Tuadles?

    • thenevaeh

       hehehe.

    • herokiller

      paano naman yung sinabi ni Sen. Pimentel? bakit si Estrada lang ang tinitira? :))

  • KarlosRegaza

    Dirty talaga ang matandang Lim. Ano na kaya ang nangyari sa imbestigasyon sa hostage crisis na pinagbidahan ni Lim? Ex General pa naman. Bopols din naman pala sa mga crisis. 

    At naalala ko, siya pa lang ang kilala kung incumbent senator na kumandidato pababa as mayor.  Ano ang masarap sa pwesto ng Manila? Dahil ba andyan nag ooperate anak nyang drug lord? 

    Pakilinaw mr. lim! 

    • doncleo

       si Lim senator na kumandidatong mayor? paano ito si Estrada dating presidente ngayon kandidatong mayor…ano nga ba masarap sa pwesto ng Manila?

      • Observer_din

        naghahanap lang si Erap ng dagdag balwarte nya,kasi sa dami ng kabit di nya alam kung paano nya ipupuwesto para pag-alis nya sagana pa din sa pera. Si Guia sa San Juan, malamang nyan si Laarni sa Manila. heheehe

      • yonoh

         kawawa mga anak sa labas ni erap………………di kaya sila galit kay erap………….mga anak nya kay laarni at iba tsk tsk tsk………..

      • KarlosRegaza

        Si Lim INCUMBENT SENATOR. Si Erap EX_PRESIDENT. Gets mo?

  • stealth ice

    deposed president erap estrada bullying the police officer. just imagine if he will become a mayor of manila. kawawa naman ang mga police manila nyan. bugbog sarado kay erap pag hindi sasang-ayon sa kagustuhan niya.

    kaya dapat mag-isip isip tayo. lam naman natin kung ano ang kayang gawin si erap. kung pulis nga binubugbog nya tayo pa kaya.

    • doncleo

       kapag lasing yan pinapapila mga pulis tapos iihian lang nya hahaha!!!convicted plunderer na iboboto pa? mga bobo lang gagawa nyan..

      • jgl414567

         Bobo na talaga mga taga Manila pag binoto pa nila si Erap na convicted plunderer! Ninakawan na nga tayo may mukha pang hingin boto natin nanakawan na naman tayo sobrang kapal na yan!!! ALIS DYAN KAWATAN!!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Pimentel must be a beneficiary of any other Gambling Payoff.There’s no difference between Public Bingo ang Jueteng.They are both illegal.

    This is the reason why Jueteng can not be curbed and eliminated because of some poor souled Politicians.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUVZQYX3IUO7R2PEZRDS6ZDFUA RamBoDan

    No Mayors Permit, No play…alam nyo ang batas, kahit taga city hall, pulis, taga malacanang kyo kailangan ng permit. Ipakita nyo kahit nasa pwesto kyo sumunod kyo sa batas…hirap eh dinadaan sa palakasan…kaso hindi malakas yong baker nyo…kalaban pa, tapos magsasampa ng kaso, hay naku onli in da Pilipins…sa balota na ang kayo mag laban…alam naman ng tao kung sino kayo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    nakialam na naman ang punk senator- jinggoy estrada

    • herokiller

      paano naman yung sinabi ni Sen. Pimentel? bakit si Estrada lang ang tinitira? :))

    • joshmale2004

      Parehas lang silang mali ni Pimentel Bro.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZHZM2FBNMXAKU6BSP24VH5W7GE Jose

    Only in the Pilipins do you see a plunderer assaulting a police officer and getting away with it.
    Maybe this guy should go back to jail

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    Erap estrada will always be associated with gambling, wine, women,
    Make your day mga edyot na taga maynila

  • jgl414567

    Ang kapal naman ni ex-president and ex-convict Estrada pati na anak niyang wala namang credentials to be senator! I will help in the campaign to defeat your candidacies!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZHZM2FBNMXAKU6BSP24VH5W7GE Jose

    Erap is no. 1 in political dynasty. His sons are in the senate and congress. What is worse, his querida is the mayor of San Juan. When congress puts up the law on political dynasty, they should also include queridas

  • joshmale2004

    Senator Jinggoy, you should know your Law. Your reference to PD 1902 is actually PD 1602. This law was not superseded by RA9287 but rather RA9287 amended some provisions and Increased the penalty on illegal gambling. Nowhere in RA 9287 stated that Bingo is no longer illegal. Bingo still falls under Section 2A of RA9287 which defines Illegal Numbers Game as any form of illegal gambling activity which uses numbers or combinations thereof as factors in giving out jackpots. Likewise, Senator Pimentel, you are also wrong in your statement that Isko did not violate illegal gambling gambling since they played in a residential area. According to Law, it is not residential area but “confined in a residence”. This means that you can play mahjong among your family within your own residence. This exclude when you allow your residence for different people to play. Do you mean that the 500 people playing bingo is not much big to occupy one residence?

    • herokiller

      paano naman yung sinabi ni Sen. Pimentel? bakit si Estrada lang ang tinitira? :))

      • joshmale2004

        Sorry. I did not get your point Sir.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z6NPU55BZPII5LOVO7HQCSVQXQ Conrado de QUIYOT

        papansin yan..

    • yonoh

       ayan,,,,,,,binasahan ka na koko………..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      nice!

    • stephen_barlis

       napadami mong satsat, this is just plain political harassment pag kalaban at ikaw and nagpapatupad ng batas lahat bawal napaka simple ng sagot pinahaba haba mo pa

      • joshmale2004

        Dapat nga kayong magsama sama ng mga Estrada.

    • palakasantayo

      Kasi, itong mga bugok na ito (Jinggoy o Koko) kanya kanya silang interpretation ng law. May mga intelligent staff itong mga senadores na ito na binabayaran ng gobyerno, through MOOE, bakit hindi muna sila mag research bago nila ibuka iyong mga bunganga nila. Kala nila alam nilang lahat .. mga gong-gong.

    • http://inquirer.net/ binaygulay

      LAWYER ON DA HAUS! Cheers!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Sonza/100002356861753 Melchor Sonza

       wow!!yan ang tama,,,alm mo nmn si junggoy,,feeling genius,,si kokonut din,,

    • lolo_Jose

      Sige apo, banatan mo si Jingoy na bumabanat naman ke Claudine!!!

    • diamond_digger

       It’s truly disappointing to hear  Koko (a known bar topnotcher) misinterpret a very simple provision of the law. Clearly, he was in a hurry to be in the limelight to be able to gather votes from the less-informed segment of society. Many high school students could clearly differentiate between the words residence and residential, the first being a noun and the second an adjective that is often used to describe the first.

      Watch your mouth Koko or better yet, think before you speak, otherwise people would say that Migs is better than you.

  • jgl414567

    I have changed my mind about voting for Koko panig pala ito sa mga Estrada!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    Wala pa yata sa katinuan itong si Koko..yung tatse ni Golez hugasan mo muna sa bumbunan mo ..Ito namang Junggoy hinde ka na dapat sumawsaw totoo naman laseng tatay mo noong pumunta sa presinto hinde nga makapagsalita ng matino..mga bulok kayo…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2DAZWQGRABQ742P6J6XNTSLGJQ dark matter

    May tanong ako sa mga expert sa law. Kapag ang isang convicted na plunderer ba ay binigyan ng pardon, ibig sabihin nun binubura na ang katiwalian na ginawa nya? Di ba hindi? Ang pardon lang ay yung hindi na siya makukulong dun sa ginawa nya pero, hindi nun mababago na convicted plunderer siya.

    Kaya, hindi ba hindi na siya pwedeng tumakbo sa kahit anong government post??

    • Clyde Moore

      di mo itinanong.. kundi sinagot mo na ren lols

  • nes911

    Illegal or not, the fact was moreno provoked the police to arrest him para mapakita sa tao na hinaharass siya. On the cintrary it only showed the true psyche of the vice mayor. Asal butangero at walang modo. Ganito ba ang gusto ng mga taga maynila? Butangeto, sugarol, babaero at magnanakaw ang ihahalal nilang mga pinuno? Ano na ang nangyari sa kaso ng mga ghost employees ni moreno sa city hall?

    • diamond_digger

       We often see in television shows people, especially the moneyed ones, dressing up their pets with attractive and often costly attires as if it were their children. However, no amount of money and attractive get-ups can change the fact that a dog is a dog and will always remain a dog. This seems to apply to Isko, who despite having been elevated to a high prestigious position, has retained the traits and vices you accused him of, Nes911.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Crooks will be crooks whatever positions in society they have. A crook before, a crook now, and will be a crook in the future.

  • yonoh

    ano naman ang mapapala ng mga tao sa dapat kabuhayan ang ituro nyo…di sugal……..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

    Umepal sina Koko at Jinggoy mali naman yong references at interpretation….. busettttt

  • bogli_anakdami

    syempre ah… kapag traposakals ang may ari ng sugalan, di bawal… pero ang mga bingohan dito sa looban, lagin nire-raid ng mga pulis kotong… kc, bawal daw… bawal kc bitin ang lagay…
     
    hay naku mga flip puro mga gung gongs…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YOYB3P33NSYO4NJH6JCJWMIASM anthony

    so, people of manila be wise in casting your vote…

  • Jason_Voorhees

    Yan ang mga pulitiko sa pilipinas, pag pabor sa kanila legal yun at pag hindi pabor illegal. Galing ano?

    • diamond_digger

       The Filipino electorates, especially the Manilenos, should be thankful
      of this incident because it gives us a clearer view of what’s gonna
      happen when Erap and his sons Jinggoy and JV are all elected. Gambling
      casinos and outfits would surely sprout all over the country that may
      even spread to Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao now that Koko has spoken for
      the legality of gambling. Their pro-bingo statement is far worse than
      voting for the RH bill. With gambling proliferating, not far behind
      would come alcoholism and prostitution – vices that are very much
      attached to the name ERAP.

  • Belekoy

    Even if the bingo games played by the candidate and some councilmen and their supporters are not illegal, the cops who arrested them are still within their rights to do their duty according to what they believed is standard operating procedure based on perceived illegality. The action of law-enforcing authority should reign supreme, as long as they based their actions on a rule of law.

  • boybakal

    Bingo sponsored by Moreno, 5 councilors not illegal, say 2 senators…

    Bingo is not illegal. Bingo is a fun game and not game of chance for money.
    But it is election period….and the COMELEC has set guidelines on not what to do that will interpret as election campaign.
    Bingo in this case is illegal…Isko should be charged and disqualified.

  • sakinlang

    Nagsalita na yung dating mayor, anak ng dating mayor at kapatid ng dating mayor ng San Juan. Masasabi bang Tita niya yung kasalukuyang mayor? Alam na alam niya kung paano paikutin ng mga mayor sa palad nila ang mga kapulisan, di ba?  Ang mga pulis sa San Juan, kumikilos lang ayon sa utos ni Mayor!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XQODE2FO77XSRL7WNORTHGEKUU Eric

    now we know who not to vote for manila and the senate

  • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

    You know , at this time of hardships, kaunting  laro  naman ang kailangan ng mga mamayan. Hindi naman sugal iyan na limpak  limpak na salapi ang puhunan.Happy -happy lang naman ang  consuelo sa ating mamamayan. GAsino na  lang ang BINGO ikumpara sa Casino!  Let the poor people  enjoy  such  small happiness of BINGO.

  • AllaMo

    sabi nga ni bigote’ng pardonado, “jueteng, bingo? mayor me, same-same”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/macpoys2000 Virgilio B. Zamora

    Manilenyo wag nang iboto ang mga sugarol na yan! Pati si koko at jinggoy wala moral at ethical stand! sila dapat magbigay magandang halimbawa! jinggoy? understandable! but koko? sayang! you’re standing on a quick-sand!

    • diamond_digger

      The Filipino electorates, especially the Manilenos, should be thankful of this incident because it gives us a clearer view of what’s gonna happen when Erap and his sons Jinggoy and JV are all elected. Gambling casinos and outfits would surely sprout all over the country that may even spread to Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao now that Koko has spoken for the legality of gambling. Their pro-bingo statement is far worse than voting for the RH bill. With gambling proliferating, not far behind would come alcoholism and prostitution – vices that are very much attached to the name ERAP.

  • reader2323

    legal na pala ang sugal! wow! kung ang ordinaryong mamayan ang magpatakbo nyan malamang sangkatutak na kaso sa korte!

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