Saturday, April 7, 2012

Number Game in Negros Occidental, Philippines

Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) C/Supt. Cipriano E. Querol Jr.
reminded all unit commanders in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to
stop the illegal gambling activities or they have to face
administrative raps.

Querol said the "one strike policy" on illegal gambling is still in
effect and should not be taken lightly by unit commanders.

Querol the statement as he noted the upsurge of illegal gambling
activities in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental with the presence of
24 illegal gambling operators in the area.

Under the "one-strike policy", any successful anti-illegal gambling
operation conducted by the newly-activated PNP Anti-Illegal Gambling
Special Operations Task Force (PNP-AIGSOTF) in a town or city will
result in the relief of the chief of police or the precinct commander.

A city chief of police will be relieved when two of his subordinate
Police Community Precinct commanders have been relieved under similar

The relief of three chiefs of police in a province or chartered city
under the "one-strike policy" will cause the relief of the provincial
or city director.

Aside from being relieved from their positions, the chiefs of police
who will remiss in their duty will be investigated for negligence.

"We want our police to be aggressive in our campaign to put an end to
this (illegal gambling) problem," said Querol.

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