Camp Sgt Quintin Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City- In line with the government’s intensified campain against illegal gambling, Police Regional Office 11 announced that at around 3:30 PM of August 16, 2019, PNP personnel of Asuncion MPS conducted an anti-illegal gambling operation at Purok -9, Upper Brgy. Cabaywa, Asuncion, Davao del Norte due to several complaints from concerned citizens which resulted to the arrest of the three violators.

PBGen Marcelo C Morales, Regional Director, identified the arrested persons as Joel Molina Echalas, 51 years old, married, laborer, a resident of Purok 14, Brgy. Cambanogoy, Asuncion, Davao del Norte; Eselyn Dizon Del Rosario, 35 years old, single, laborer, a resident of Purok 9 upper Brgy. Cabaywa, Asuncion, Davao del Norte; and Roberto Aranalan Chua, 44 years old, married, laborer, a resident of Purok 4 Brgy. Tiburcia, Kapalong, Davao del Norte.

Report revealed that the said persons were caught in the act in direct participation in illegal card game locally known as “Tong-its” in the terrace of the house of a certain Joel Robles at Purok-9, Upper Barangay Cabaywa, Asuncion, Davao del Norte.

Recovered from the suspects were the playing cards used and the bet money amounting to One Hundred Eighty Pesos (Php180.00) in different denominations.

Arrested suspects were informed of the cause of their arrest and apprised of their Constitutional Rights as stipulated in Miranda Doctrine, which was explained in a dialect known and understood by them. A case for Violation of P.D. 1602 is now being readied for filing in court thru inquest proceeding against the suspects.

Further, RD Morales lauded the accomplishment of the troops and encouraged all police units to be more tough and clever in going after illegal gambling violators to protect the children and minors in indulging in illegal gambling at the same time to prevent the public from committing any crime due to gambling.

Releasing Officer: PMAJ JASON L BARIA , C, RPIO
Police Regional Office 11
Camp Sgt. Quintin M Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City
PRESS RELEASE No. 08-17-03
Date: August 17, 2019