BACOLOD City – Nine persons were arrested for illegal gambling in Barangay Purisima, Manapla, Negros Occidental.
Police identified them as residents Ramon Gonzales, Myrna Dela Cruz, Ana Cabanzagan, Arlyn Delfin, Rebecca Jubillos, Elizabeth Bitu-on, Anamae Alibotdan, Jenelyn Angelada, and Sarah Panganiban.
Officers of the Manapla police station caught them playing card game or “tong-its” on June 17.
Recovered from their possession were three decks of playing card and P276 gambling money, police said.
The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of the municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegal gambling./PN