22 persons arrested for illegal gambling in Batangas

AT LEAST 22 persons were apprehended by different town authorities while engaging in illegal cockfighting in Batangas province last Sunday.

Agoncillo Municipal Police Station chief Captain Danilo A. Manalo, Jr. said the suspects who were caught in the act in Bgy. Subic Ilaya at 12 p.m., were identified as Joel Generato, Eusebio Cabrera, Montano Mayuga, Jeffrey Balba, Arnold Mallari, Joey Henerato, and Romnick Patulot. They recovered three fighting cocks, five gaffs and P 1,670 bet money in different denominations.

Talisay town police collared suspects Gerardo Almendras, Laurence Riyubaco, Sabino Hernandez, Pablito Suelto around 2:30 p.m. in Bgy. Tranca and seized five fighting cocks and four gaffs and one cell phone box containing four pieces of fighting gaffs with a sharpener.

Jerome Torrano and John Carlo Castillo were handcuffed by Ibaan police personnel at 1:30 p.m. in Bgy. Pangao and recovered two fighting cocks with one gaff and bet money in different denominations.

Lipa City PS arrested Maximo Magpantay and one fighting cock with gaff and some cash in Purok 5, Bgy Latag at 1:20 p.m., and Raymundo Moog and Bonifacio Ricafort were handcuffed by San Jose police around 1:30 p.m. in Bgy. Balagtasin 2nd, and confiscated one fighting cock with one gaff and bet money.

Players Franco Bela, Noel Capa, Jerry Biador, Lito Cuanico, Jason Pesa, Alex Lopez and Jerico Flores were nailed by Sto. Tomas City cops in Bgy. Sta. Maria at 4:30 p.m. and confiscated two fighting cocks with one gaff and bet money.