Authorities, including the Philippine National Police, are duty-bound to enforce the law against illegal gambling, including jueteng.
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this Friday as he noted Republic Act 9287 outlaws such illegal activities.
“There is an existing law declaring jueteng, among other forms of gambling as illegal, and it is not exempt from being pursued by law enforcement authorities. It also breeds corruption among law enforcement agencies,” said Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001.
Besides, he warned even pausing anti-jueteng operations could be “risky and addicting” for police officials who may get offers from jueteng operators. Continue reading “Authorities duty-bound to enforce law vs jueteng, illegal gambling”