DESPITE the warning issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to barangay officials and residents who continue to violate the guidelines of the enhanced community quarantine, several individuals continue to go outside and even conducted illegal gambling and drinking spree in Navotas and Caloocan cities.
Navotas police chief P/Col. Rolando Balasabas said joint elements of police and barangay officials netted last night a total of 11 men and a woman mostly residents of Bgy. North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS) while others were from Bgy. Tangos, Tanza and San Roque.
The arrested residents were found roaming around between 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. in violation of existing curfew hours while a man was discovered under the influence of liquor. They were presented for inquest proceeding before the Navotas City Prosecutor’s Office for violating Art. 151under the Revised Penal Code.
In Caloocan City, 15 people, including 10 women were arrested in separate Bgy. Bagong Silang while in the act of conducting illegal gambling locally known as “tong-its” and “lucky nine”.
Caloocan police chief P/Col. Dario Menor said four male persons and three women were caught in the act of playing tong-its along Phase 9 Package 7A, Bgy. 176 Bagong Silang past 6 p.m. which is a clear violation of the law under Presidential Decree 1602.
Also in Bgy. Bagong Silang, six women and two men were arrested while conducting illegal card game called lucky nine at around 6:20 p.m. along Phase 8, Package 7.
The arrested individuals were charged with violation of PD 1602 and were presented to Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office for inquest proceedings.