By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky yesterday ordered the arrest of operators of lottery game “Peryahan ng Bayan,” after Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz declared small town lottery as the only legal numbers game in the country.
Wanky said a memo will be issued to station commanders to apprehend any operators caught in the city.
According to a PCSO release from earlier this year, Pilar Cruz of the Corporate Planning Department indicated Corpuz issued a certification that the agency is no longer conducting “Peryahan” games, and that PCSO has not authorized any other entity to operate “Peryahan ng Bayan.”
She also noted, the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) had all been notified regarding the situation./DGB, WDJ