Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa imposed an ultimatum to police regional administrators to eradicate unlawful playing in their areas inside 15 days.
In a press briefing in Camp Crame on Monday, the PNP chief warned police regional and provincial administrators who will fail to satisfy the deadline that they are often faraway from service.
The PNP chief additionally approved Provincial administrators to take away chiefs of police who don’t take acceptable motion towards unlawful playing.
The directive comes after the PNP drew criticism from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) stating that it’s lax in implementing the anti-gambling marketing campaign.
In response, Dela Rosa mentioned the police shouldn’t be blamed for the failure of the state-sanctioned small city lottery (STL) to suppress unlawful playing actions.
“It is very sad part sa mga pulis na ito namang STL operators, pag hinuli namin sa na nagbu-bookies, sasabihin nila na legal ‘yan, amin ‘yan. We will go all out, matira matibay, uubusin ko lahat kayo dahil ayaw kong lagi na lang PNP binubuntunan ng sisi.” he burdened.
The PNP chief additionally urged STL operators to cleanse their very own ranks in order to curb these concerned in unlawful playing actions notably bookies, jueteng and swetres, amongst others.
“I am appealing, I want to take this opportunity to authorized STL operators na magpakatotoo tayo, pag kami may nahuli d’yan na mga ‘bookies’ at mga tao nyo at sasaluhin ninyo, ibang usapan na ‘yan,” Dela Rosa mentioned. (Philippine News Agency)