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Malacañang finds 1948 law banning gambling on Rizal Day

cartoon, december 30, 2012

Attention gamblers: Sunday, Rizal Day, is not only a nonworking holiday but also a gambling holiday. Malacañang has found an old, little-known law that prohibits gambling on Dec. 30, Rizal Day. Republic Act No. 229 specifically prohibits cockfighting, horse racing and jai alai on Rizal Day.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Appeals court junks jai alai suit vs De Lima, Robredo

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The Court of Appeals has dismissed the petition filed by a jai-alai operator to cite Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo for indirect contempt for cracking down on its jai-alai betting operations.

Posted: March 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP chief orders probe of jai alai in Bicol


The head of the Philippine National Police said he would investigate reports of widespread illegal gambling disguised as online lottery in several Bicol provinces amid complaints from residents.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No letup in shutdown of jai-alai bet stations

Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. INQUIRER file photo

Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) will pursue their plan to close down jai-alai off-fronton betting centers, with the exception of those inside the Cagayan freeport. GAB Commissioner Mohammad Aquil Tamano told Robredo that the GAB had not issued Meridien Vista Gaming Corp. (MVGC) any permit to operate off-fronton and […]

Posted: October 10th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Tug-of-war over jai alai


The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Wednesday opposed the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Court of Appeals freezing the joint memorandum of the justice and interior departments stopping the operations of jai alai off-fronton betting stations.

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »