Manila police on Sunday tagged high-ranking Manila City Hall officials who are allegedly serving as protectors of illegal gambling activities in the city.
District police director Rolando Asuncion said he was able to uncover the identities of the gambling lords after a series of operations against illegal gambling, including the raiding of prostitution dens.
Asuncion, however, declined to name the officials, and only gave their aliases.
The city police chief did not deny that some persons from the Manila Action Special Assignment (MASA), an office under Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, are reportedly involved in illegal gambling.
Illegal bookies are being handled by three persons, namely: Lorna, Pasyang and Dra. Sy. A certain Gina Kabayo handles “video karera”, while Enyang Reyna is on top of the “holen.”
“Saklang Patay” is under Orly Labo, while EZ-2 jueteng and loteng are being managed by a certain Lando Simbulan.
Meanwhile, fun houses in Ermita and Malate areas, including downtown Quiapo and Santa Cruz are under the protection of a certain SPO4 Rigor.
The protectors of bootlegged products such as pirated DVDs are three police officers known only as PO3 Lagrimas, PO2 Wendel and PO3 Dalisay, including a civilian identified as Jonathan.
Asuncion said he had placed on floating status some police officers who are suspected of being involved in illegal gambling, but he refused to reveal their true identities pending the completion of the investigation on them.