ArchivesJune 2011Church groups slam PNP on stand vs gambling

Church groups slam PNP on stand vs gambling

-

- Advertisment -spot_img



Three organizations identified with the Roman Catholic Church have denounced the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies for being weak in stamping out illegal gambling activities in the province.

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the Diocesan Council of the Laity and Diocesan Organization Renewal Movements and Communities (DORMC), in a resolution, also called on local officials to ban the operation of Lotto, “swertres” and Bingo Milyonaryo which is reportedly in full operations in some areas of the province.

In their resolution, the three groups said gambling in the province destroys the lives of countless people, especially the children, the poor and elderly.

The Bingo Milyonaryo, a numbers game similar to lotto, has been introduced in Negros Oriental allegedly to reduce the illegal numbers game “swertres” in the province, hence, making the illegal legal, the resolution stated.

They called on Governor Roel Degamo, all city and municipal mayors and their councils including barangay captains to put an end to all forms of illegal gambling activities in the province.

The Philippine National Police (PNP), meanwhile, said it has intensified its campaign against illegal gambling especially “swertres” with 62 operations conducted province-wide.

In a regular meeting with the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), PNP Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas reported that 24 operators, 51 runners or ushers, and 36 bettors were apprehended during the first semester of 2011.

With PNP’s unceasing campaign against illegal gambling, Col Lawas said his unit together with other enforcement agencies able to identify some financiers, thus, cases have been readied for filing to court.

Lawas pledged to double their efforts to contain the illegal numbers game by conducting sustained anti-gambling operations. (Jennifer Catan-Tilos/PIA)

(Back to MetroPost HOME PAGE)



Latest news

Road works done by August: DPWH

    Public Works & Highways District Engr. Noli Alcantara has assured that all the road rehabilitation works in the 2nd...

Kawayan Collective awarded PH’s top small biz

    Kawayan Collective Agriculture Cooperative, a social enterprise promoting the use of bamboo as an alternative to traditional construction materials,...

Celebrating the triumph of bamboo

    In a heartwarming testament to the power of sustainability and community-driven initiatives, the Kawayan Collective Agriculture Cooperative —a homegrown...

SEC taps NOCCI for financial literacy drive

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in partnership with the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI), conducted...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

PTFOMS to hold media confab

    The Presidential Task Force on Media Security, in collaboration with the office of City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, will...

1 killed amid heavy rains in north

    A 70-year-old man died while 40 families were evacuated to a safer place Monday afternoon after heavy rains triggered...

Must read

Road works done by August: DPWH

    Public Works & Highways District Engr. Noli Alcantara has...

Kawayan Collective awarded PH’s top small biz

    Kawayan Collective Agriculture Cooperative, a social enterprise promoting the...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you