Philippines: government employees arrested for illegal gambling

Local employees and teachers were among those arrested.
Local employees and teachers were among those arrested.

Police have busted a gambling den in Solana and arrested nine people. Among them were local government unit (LGU) employees and teachers.

The Philippines.- Police have arrested nine people on gambling charges in Solana, a municipality located in the province of Cagayan.

Officers say that local government unit employees, teachers and senior citizens were among those arrested.

Col. Ariel Quilang, Cagayan Provincial Police Office chief, told local media that police raided a gambling den on the orders of the Cagayan provincial intelligence unit.

Quilang said: “The raid was based on the complaints of some residents in the area that gambling was regularly taking place which could endanger the health and safety of the community from Covid-19.”

The Philippines has seen a resurgence of Covid-19 infections. Metro Manila will remain under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) measures until April 30.

Three of the main Phillippine casinos have issued press releases announcing that they will remain closed at least until April 30.