PNP ready to act on Duterte’s directive to stop e-sabong operations

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is ready to take action in relation to the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the operations of “e-sabong” or electronic cockfights.

During the Laging Handa public briefing, PNP Spokesperson Police Col. Jean Fajardo said the PNP is already coordinating with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), the agency in charge of regulating the operations of e-sabong.

According to Fajardo, the PNP will await for any official communication regarding the conduct of police inspections and monitoring if e-sabong betting stations continue to operate.

This is to prevent, Fajardo said, any form of confusion in implementing the president’s directive.

Meanwhile, Fajardo said they have already filed charges against eight policemen involved in e-sabong.

There were those who were already dismissed or suspended from service, while others are still undergoing summary hearing proceedings.

As to the policemen involved in the case of the missing sabungeros (cockfight enthusiasts) particularly in Laguna, Fajardo said charges have been filed against them as well.

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