Police in Cebu City reminds public: E-sabong still illegal

07/12/2022 2:16:00 PM

Police here in Cebu City continues to remind the public that e-sabong, or online sabong, remains illegal. #CDNDigital

Police here in Cebu City continues to remind the public that e-sabong, or online sabong, remains illegal. CDNDigital

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here is reminding the public that e-sabong, or online sabong, remains illegal.Police said that this form of gambling is still not allowed after its operations

By: Pegeen Maisie Sararana - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | December 07,2022 - 05:00 PM CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here is reminding the public that e-sabong, or online sabong, remains illegal.By: Pegeen Maisie Sararana - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | December 06,2022 - 03:12 PM CEBU CITY, Philippines — Organizers who have plans of holding concerts and parties here will expect a much stricter application for permits.By: Pegeen Maisie Sararana - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | December 06,2022 - 01:23 PM Authorities conducted two separate greyhound operations at the Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory and Medellin District Jail on Tuesday, December 6.CEBU, Philippines – The Cebu City government will issue notices to more than 900 households and 200 establishments that have violated the three-meter easement along the Lahug-Kamputhaw River, engineer Joelito Baclayon said on Tuesday, December 6.

Police said that this form of gambling is still not allowed after its operations were suspended early this year.Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office, said that he already directed all his men to monitor e-sabong activities after eight individuals were arrested in Barangay Ermita in Cebu City on Monday, December 5, 2022.Rafter said that the authorities will be more strict in granting permits to applicants.Police identified the suspects as Mario Mabanag, Juden Tugbong, Micheal Ramas, John Palermo, Joel Rasonable, Cesario Palermo, Terso Esdrilon, and Esagani Membrebem, all residents of Barangay Ermita.The greyhound operation in Cebu City Jail started around 3 a.“Nationwide intensive operations against e-sabong ito.These changes were made as authorities expect that many concerts and parties will be held in the city in the coming months.Ang kapulisan ay tinatahasan ng ating chief PNP nga e stop ang operation ng e-sabong at e locate kung saan naghimo og operation,” Dalogdog said.Lahug River is just one of eight waterways being monitored by the city’s Task Force Gubat sa Baha.

“Lahat ng station commanders ay dinirect natin na mag conduct ng intensive operation against illegal e-sabong,” he added.With this, Rafter said that they are also beefing up their intel monitoring regarding the possible proliferation of party drugs.Leia Alcantara, PDEA-7 spokesperson, said that the management from these two jail facilities were the ones who requested for the greyhound operations.READ Continuing e-sabong operations now ‘illegal’, DILG warns Dalogdog further disclosed that most of their arrested individuals were bettors who use cellphones to bet and join this illegal activity.In his report, Police Major Kenneth Paul Albotra, chief of Carbon Police Station, said that Monday’s operation stemmed from the information they got from concerned citizens about these illegal activities.Rafter reiterates that stopping the distribution of these illegal drugs is not a sole responsibility of the police nor of the supporting law enforcers.During the operation, Albotra said that they recovered P2,400 cash and a set of computer used as a monitor.Ang sa Medellin naa lay nakuha nga ginagmay nga kwarta,” she added.These individuals remain detained at the station’s detention cell and are facing charges of violation of Presidential Decree 1602 or Illegal Gambling and Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.“Kahibaw gyud ta kining party drugs lisod gyud ilhon kung ordinaryo lang nga tawo,” Rafter said.Ester Concha for Tagunol Creek, Rolando Ardosa for Guadalupe River, Paul Gotiong for Mahiga River, Raquel Arce for Estero Pari-an, and Arlie Gesta for Butuanon River.

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