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WAR VS ILLEGAL GAMBLING

Lacson: Observe ‘no-take’ policy

/ 01:50 AM February 14, 2017
Sen. Panfilo Lacson INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Sen. Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Sen. Panfilo Lacson, a former PNP chief, on Monday said it was time the Duterte administration dealt with illegal gambling and reminded policemen and local officials to observe the “no-take policy.”

“If the administration has an effort against corruption, it should also pay attention to gambling. And it is not only the Philippine National Police [that] is affected here [but also] local officials,” Lacson said.

For the government to carry out the new antigambling drive effectively, everyone involved should not accept payoffs from illegal gambling operators.

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“Any activity, illegal activity, will proliferate if there are compromises,” he said. —CHRISTINE O. AVENDAÑO

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