By Melvin Gascon
, Villamor Visaya Jr.
The government’s campaign against the illegal numbers game “jueteng” has put two law enforcement agencies on a collision course, following Thursday’s arrest by police of an eight-member team of the National Bureau of Investigation that raided a suspected gambling den in Lasam town, Cagayan province.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Former Cavite Gov. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi will take his oath as the new chair of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) next week, reportedly the first in a wave of fresh appointments by President Benigno Aquino III of administration candidates who were defeated in the elections last year.
A bill that seeks to prohibit all small-town lottery (STL) operations nationwide has been filed at the House of Representatives.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
The family of Tirso Lontok Jr., one of the 13 victims of the “Atimonan rubout,” lit candles and prayed at the site of the killings along Maharlika Highway here on Sunday, seeking heaven’s intercession as they continued to fight for justice for his death and those of the others at the hands of law enforcers a year ago today (Monday).
THREE men allegedly involved in illegal numbers game locally known as masiao were arrested in Medellin town, northern Cebu. Teodoro Quipo, Vicente Mondego and Bernabe Noynay Rosal were allegedly caught selling number combinations when they were arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) yesterday morning. Police seized P29,000 [...]