Implement RA 9286 — Cruz

DAGUPAN CITY — Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz, a critic of illegal gambling, has called on the government to sincerely implement Republic Act (RA) No. 9286, a law against illegal gambling.

Its sincere implementation, he said, will end once and for all the proliferation of jueteng and other illegal numbers games in the country.

Known for his stand against illegal and legal gambling, Cruz, chairman of the Krusadang Bayan Laban sa Jueteng (KBLJ), criticized the government for the non-implementation of RA No. 9287 or the law that increased the penalties on illegal numbers games in the country.

He lamented that despite RA 9286’s enactment more than four years ago, it remains unimplemented, to the delight of illegal gambling operators.

“Its implementation is one big fat zero to this date. Thus, it is that jueteng has in effect, become more rampant, particularly in Pangasinan, better organized and is much alive,” Cruz said. (Mar T. Supnad)


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