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ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUST IN STA. CRUZ, MANILA

ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUST IN STA. CRUZ, MANILA

ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUST IN STA. CRUZ, MANILAKeen surveillance of agents from NCRPO Regional Special Operations Unit led for the apprehension of twelve (12) persons for violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287 (EZ2/Loteng) on August 22, 2019 at Sta. Cruz, Manila.National Capital Region Police Office Regional Director, PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR said that the operations stemmed from the information of reliable informants that there was continuous proliferation of illegal numbers game operation particularly at C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila.Acting upon it, the following bet supervisors and collectors were held by RSOU and identified as:• Jomar Malenab y Palada, male, single, 20 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 919 Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Supervisor/ “Kabo”);• Lourdes Devis y Arsenio, female, married, 45 years old, native of Tarlac, and resident of No. 975 Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Supervisor/ “Kabo”);• Era Embuido y Mahilum, female, married, 51 years old, native of Negros Occidental and resident of Poly St., Quezon Blvd., Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Renilyn Venturina Jr y Tullo, male, single, 30 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Criselda Uyanguren y Ortilano, female, single, 35 years old, native of Davao Oriental, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Rachel Ann Mae Duterte,NM female, single, 26 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 139 Alley F, Telecom Comp., Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Shane Ignacio y Galvizo, female, single, 23 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Marimar Guevarra y Alabas, female, single, 23 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 1697 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Merla Arguelles y Estrera, female, single, 55 years old, native of Leyte, and resident of Alley D 81, Telecom Comp., Brgy. 310, Zone 31, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Queency Bulabog y Gorne, female, single, 32 years old, native of Caloocan City, and resident of No. 927 E Quezon Blvd., Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Herman Ortega Jr y Gatmaitan, male, single, 37 years old, native Metro Manila, and resident of Poly St., Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);• Rosemarie Bacani y Capito, female, married, 46 years old, Native Metro Manila, and resident of No. 961 H. Calo St., Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector); andMeanwhile, one gambling maintainer/ operator identified as Alyas Alvin Quiapo, male, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila remains to be at-large. Accordingly, on August 22, 2019 about 8:45 PM at No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila, operatives noticed one (1) female in the act of inducing bettors in a narrow alley in front of a three-story house while in possession of a ball pen and bet booklet/lastillas. To be certain whether or not it is a form of illegal numbers game, one of the police operatives posed as bettor and managed to deal with the woman, later identified as Era Embuido. Embuido induced the police posed bettor to bet in EZ2 Lotto which will be played at 9:00 PM of August 22, 2019, via PCSO Lotto draw. The poseur bettor gave Era one hundred pesos (Php 100.00) bet money for number combinations of 5-15. He saw her wrote the number in a bet booklet then tear the bet receipt and handed it over to him. Upon confirming that she was indeed a bet collector, poseur bettor then introduced himself as a police officer and placed Embuido under arrest. She was informed of the nature of her offense and apprised of her constitutional rights in Filipino. At that instance, Embuido attempted to elude the arrest and ran into an open door of the afore-mentioned three story houses by pulling herself from the arresting officer. But the arresting officer restrained her and they ended up inside the house. Other operatives backed up the arresting officer inside the house and they saw in plain view, eleven (11) other individuals gathered around in possession of betting booklets, bet record sheets and other gambling paraphernalia. Immediately thereafter, the operatives introduced themselves as police officers and placed them under arrest. They were informed of the nature of their offense and apprised them of constitutional rights in Filipino.Consequently, following betting paraphernalia were seized from the possession and control of the arrested suspects and were later brought to RSOU’s office for investigation and proper disposition:a. One (1) piece of one-hundred-peso bill (bet money);b. One (1) bet receipt;c. One (1) bet collector receipt copy;d. Ten (10) betting booklet/lastillas with appearance of lotto 6/42, 6/45 and 6/49;e. Four (4) bundles of blank betting booklet/lastillas with appearance of lotto 6/42, 6/45 and 6/49;f. Two (2) record notebooks;g. Three (3) Casio MX-120B 12 digits calculators;h. One (1) blue ball pen;i. Eleven (11) black ball pens;j. Bet collection money amounting to six thousand four hundred and twenty pesos (Php 6,420.00) in different denomination;k. Five (5) blank summary of bets booklet;l. One (1) trodat with corresponding date, month and year;m. Nine (9) summary of bets recovered from bet collectors;n. One (1) clip of different summary of bets;o. One (1) clip of documents showing names, gross, net, cash and balance and names with corresponding amounts; andp. One (1) piece of clipboard of documents appearing date, time and names with corresponding amount.Criminal complaint for violation of P.D. 1602 as amended by R.A. 9287 (Illegal Numbers Game/Loteng/EZ2) will be referred for inquest proceedings before the Manila City Prosecutors Office against the arrested suspects to include alias Alvin Quiapo (Maintainer/Operator) who remains at large.

Posted by Pio Ncrpo on Friday, August 23, 2019
Actual footage of RSOU NCRPO during the Illegal Gambing Bust in Sta. Cruz Manila


Keen surveillance of agents from NCRPO Regional Special Operations Unit led for the apprehension of twelve (12) persons for violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287 (EZ2/Loteng) on August 22, 2019 at Sta. Cruz, Manila.
National Capital Region Police Office Regional Director, PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR said that the operations stemmed from the information of reliable informants that there was continuous proliferation of illegal numbers game operation particularly at C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila.


Acting upon it, the following bet supervisors and collectors were held by RSOU and identified as:
• Jomar Malenab y Palada, male, single, 20 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 919 Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Supervisor/ “Kabo”);
• Lourdes Devis y Arsenio, female, married, 45 years old, native of Tarlac, and resident of No. 975 Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Supervisor/ “Kabo”);
• Era Embuido y Mahilum, female, married, 51 years old, native of Negros Occidental and resident of Poly St., Quezon Blvd., Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Renilyn Venturina Jr y Tullo, male, single, 30 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Criselda Uyanguren y Ortilano, female, single, 35 years old, native of Davao Oriental, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Rachel Ann Mae Duterte,NM female, single, 26 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 139 Alley F, Telecom Comp., Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Shane Ignacio y Galvizo, female, single, 23 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Marimar Guevarra y Alabas, female, single, 23 years old, native of Metro Manila, and resident of No. 1697 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Merla Arguelles y Estrera, female, single, 55 years old, native of Leyte, and resident of Alley D 81, Telecom Comp., Brgy. 310, Zone 31, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Queency Bulabog y Gorne, female, single, 32 years old, native of Caloocan City, and resident of No. 927 E Quezon Blvd., Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Herman Ortega Jr y Gatmaitan, male, single, 37 years old, native Metro Manila, and resident of Poly St., Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector);
• Rosemarie Bacani y Capito, female, married, 46 years old, Native Metro Manila, and resident of No. 961 H. Calo St., Quezon Blvd, Sta. Cruz, Manila; (Bet Collector); and
Meanwhile, one gambling maintainer/ operator identified as Alyas Alvin Quiapo, male, and resident of No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila remains to be at-large. 


Accordingly, on August 22, 2019 about 8:45 PM at No. 1739 C.M. Recto, Brgy. 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila, operatives noticed one (1) female in the act of inducing bettors in a narrow alley in front of a three-story house while in possession of a ball pen and bet booklet/lastillas. To be certain whether or not it is a form of illegal numbers game, one of the police operatives posed as bettor and managed to deal with the woman, later identified as Era Embuido. Embuido induced the police posed bettor to bet in EZ2 Lotto which will be played at 9:00 PM of August 22, 2019, via PCSO Lotto draw. 
The poseur bettor gave Era one hundred pesos (Php 100.00) bet money for number combinations of 5-15. He saw her wrote the number in a bet booklet then tear the bet receipt and handed it over to him. Upon confirming that she was indeed a bet collector, poseur bettor then introduced himself as a police officer and placed Embuido under arrest. She was informed of the nature of her offense and apprised of her constitutional rights in Filipino. 


At that instance, Embuido attempted to elude the arrest and ran into an open door of the afore-mentioned three story houses by pulling herself from the arresting officer. But the arresting officer restrained her and they ended up inside the house. Other operatives backed up the arresting officer inside the house and they saw in plain view, eleven (11) other individuals gathered around in possession of betting booklets, bet record sheets and other gambling paraphernalia. 


Immediately thereafter, the operatives introduced themselves as police officers and placed them under arrest. They were informed of the nature of their offense and apprised them of constitutional rights in Filipino.
Consequently, following betting paraphernalia were seized from the possession and control of the arrested suspects and were later brought to RSOU’s office for investigation and proper disposition:
a. One (1) piece of one-hundred-peso bill (bet money);
b. One (1) bet receipt;
c. One (1) bet collector receipt copy;
d. Ten (10) betting booklet/lastillas with appearance of lotto 6/42, 6/45 and 6/49;
e. Four (4) bundles of blank betting booklet/lastillas with appearance of lotto 6/42, 6/45 and 6/49;
f. Two (2) record notebooks;
g. Three (3) Casio MX-120B 12 digits calculators;
h. One (1) blue ball pen;
i. Eleven (11) black ball pens;
j. Bet collection money amounting to six thousand four hundred and twenty pesos (Php 6,420.00) in different denomination;
k. Five (5) blank summary of bets booklet;
l. One (1) trodat with corresponding date, month and year;
m. Nine (9) summary of bets recovered from bet collectors;
n. One (1) clip of different summary of bets;
o. One (1) clip of documents showing names, gross, net, cash and balance and names with corresponding amounts; and
p. One (1) piece of clipboard of documents appearing date, time and names with corresponding amount.


Criminal complaint for violation of P.D. 1602 as amended by R.A. 9287 (Illegal Numbers Game/Loteng/EZ2) will be referred for inquest proceedings before the Manila City Prosecutors Office against the arrested suspects to include alias Alvin Quiapo (Maintainer/Operator) who remains at large.

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