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Congressmen seek end to small-town lottery operations

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A bill that seeks to prohibit all small-town lottery (STL) operations nationwide has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kin of Atimonan rubout victim asks Aquino to ensure justice in case

Relatives of victims of the Atimonan, Quezon shooting visit the site during the 1st year anniversary. INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

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).

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 men nabbed for ‘Masiao’

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 [...]

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Village chief’s son arrested for ‘masiao’

Police arrested the son of a barangay captain in Cebu City on suspicion that he was involved in masiao, an illegal numbers game. Niño Sagarino Resurrecion, 30, was arrested by operatives of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) past 9 p.m. Monday inside the house of his father, Suba barangay captain Roger Resurecion. Chief Insp. Romeo [...]

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Samar police chief sacked over illegal numbers game


A provincial police director in Samar was relieved from his post for failing to stop the proliferation of an illegal numbers game in the province.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Napoles ‘welcome’ streamers puzzle Candaba folk

VIP WELCOME  Streamers in Candaba, Pampanga, welcome Janet (“Madame Jenny”) Lim-Napoles and family to the oath-taking of Mayor Rene E. Maglanque on June 30, (they did not show up.) The streamers were hastily taken down Friday afternoon after news broke out that Napoles is being investigated by the NBI for suspected multibillion fraud in the use of congressional pork barrel funds for scores of ghost projects. E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Streamers welcoming “Jenny, Jimmy, James Lim Napoles” lined the road leading to the center of Candaba town on Friday, some two weeks after members of the Napoles family were scheduled to grace the June 30 oath-taking of Mayor Rene Maglanque.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Estrada camp says ‘dirty tricks’ still on after poll victory

“Erap lawyer wants to legalize ‘jueteng’ in Manila.” An emailed statement to the Inquirer bearing this title, one with a potential to kick up a storm against former president and now Manila mayor-elect Joseph Estrada, came from the address erap.mediia@gmail.com on Thursday. It even gave the supposed contact number of his spokesperson.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cebu trader’s ambush tied to ‘masiao’


Police are linking the attack on a businessman here to the operations of illegal numbers game syndicates. The attack on businessman Edgar Lim, 49, resident of Barangay Day-As here, is being linked to rivalry between operators of “masiao” and “swertres,” two illegal numbers games popular in the province of Cebu and other parts of the Visayas.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Coplan Armado mere subterfuge’ to rub out ‘jueteng’ rival

In this Jan. 6, 2013, file photo released by the Philippine National Police Quezon Provincial Director's Office, Quezon provincial police chief Valeriano de Leon, right, looks at a bullet-riddled vehicle at a checkpoint along a road in the town of Atimonan in Quezon province. AP FILE PHOTO/PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE QUEZON PROVINCIAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE

The police operation plan carried out by Supt. Hansel Marantan purportedly to neutralize a crime ring was a “mere subterfuge” to kill a competitor in “jueteng” that has continued to flourish despite well-publicized government pledges to eliminate the illegal numbers racket, investigators said.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bets bet on jueteng to fund campaign, says Purisima

PNP Director General Alan Purisima.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Most politicians are “betting on jueteng” to help finance their election campaign. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima told Inquirer editors and reporters over dinner on Wednesday that the illegal numbers game has become a fund-raising activity of sorts for politicians running for government posts.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bautista best choice for AFP chief


The National Bureau of Investigation should focus on the motive for the alleged one-way shootout in Atimonan, Quezon, that killed 13 persons, including two cops and two soldiers.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Quezon shootout shows gov’t not keen on crushing jueteng—retired archbishop

Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The shootout in Atimonan, Quezon, that left 13 persons dead showed that suppressing the illegal numbers game jueteng has not been a priority of the Aquino administration, retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said Tuesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LP solon backs ‘jueteng’ war, seeks House probe


A party mate of President Benigno Aquino in the House of Representative has filed a resolution seeking an investigation into jueteng after the illegal numbers game took the national spotlight once again.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
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  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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