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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 [...]
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 [...]
By Joey A. Gabieta
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.
By Tonette Orejas
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org on Thursday. It even gave the supposed contact number of his spokesperson.
By Chito Aragon
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.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Nikko Dizon
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.
By Ramon Tulfo
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.
By Philip C. Tubeza
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) issued a statement on Wednesday, defending Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino from allegations that he had collected some P900 million in bribes from illegal gambling operators in his province.