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

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Isko Moreno. FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Lim hits back at Estrada camp, accuses ex-president of bullying cop

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Mayor Alfredo Lim and Joseph Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Over the weekend, reelectionist Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim was accused of political harassment over the arrest of Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and five candidates for sponsoring a bingo session. But on Monday, his rival, former President Joseph Estrada, was accused of the same offense for allegedly bullying a police officer who arrested Moreno and five others.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Isko Moreno to file charges vs cops who arrested him, 5 others

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Isko Moreno. FILE PHOTO

The camp of reelectionist Manila Vice Mayor Francisco Domagoso said Monday it is bent on filing charges against police officers who arrested him and five other fellow councilors over a bingo game last weekend in Sta. Cruz district, Manila.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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

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PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Woman kills self over bingo loss

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A woman killed herself the other day following an argument with her live-in partner over the P20,000 she lost in a bingo game.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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