Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
                               9633874/ pcr_pampppo_r03

DATE             :       September 27, 2013

Man Involved in Illegal Bookies Operation Nabbed by Cops 

          The Pampanga PPO under the leadership of PSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Acting Provincial Director successfully arrested a man involved in Illegal Bookies Operation by elements of Pampanga Provincial Public Safety Company through one of their intensified drive against illegal gambling yesterday, September 26, 2013.

            In a report sent by Pampanga PPSC Company Commander PSUPT BERNARDO PEREZ, at about 12:30pm of said date, joint elements of Pampanga PPSC and Mexico MPS conducted an Anti-Illegal Gambling operation against “bookies” at Brgy San Antonio, Mexico. After careful surveillance and painstaking effort, the team was able to arrest Andrew Manalo y Mandap, 34 years old, and resident of same town who was allegedly involved in illegal bookies operation.

            Investigation disclosed that the suspect was caught collecting bets illegally for he was operating without identification cards from the SUNCOVE Corporation. At that instance, operatives immediately arrested him and confiscated from his possession are several peso bills in different denomination, two pieces of ballpen and two bundles of illegal papelitos used for betting.

            The suspect was reported by concerned civilian informant prior to his arrest. The informant reported that said suspect together with his cohorts were conducting bookies operation in the aforementioned town.

            Mandap was brought to Pampanga PPSC for further investigation and proper disposition. A case for Violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287 (Illegal Numbers Game) is being prepared to be filed against him.

            PSSUPT ALBAYALDE commended the operating team for their efforts in successfully apprehending the suspect and stopped their illegal bookies operation. With this operation, another accomplishment is added in the continuous fight to eradicate illegal gambling in the province of Pampanga.