Local News: Cops Told to Stop Illegal Gambling in Negros Occidental
C/Supt. Cipriano E. Querol, Jr., director of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6), reminded all unit commanders in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to stop illegal gambling activities or face administrative raps.
Querol said “one strike policy” on illegal gambling is till in effect and should not be taken lightly by unit commanders.
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 Precinctcommanders have been relieved under similar circumstances.
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 be remiss in their duty will also be investigated for negligence.
Querol noted the upsurge of illegal gambling activities in Bacolod City and province of Negros Occidental with the presence of 24 illegal gambling operators in the area.
“We want our police to be aggressive in our campaign to put an end to this problem,” said Querol.
The top cop noted that anti-illegal gambling operations last week in Bacolod City and Negros Occ. were lower compared to the records of the previous months.*(fbl/CEQ)