Ecija cops nab 3 female 4Ps members for illegal gambling

SAN JOSE CITY -- Three alleged women-members of the government's 4P's program known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program were arrested following an anti-illegal gambling sting conducted here on Sunday afternoon.

City police head Lt. Col. Heryl Bruno identified the three nabbed suspects as Jennifer Santos, 38, Editha Abalos, 37, and Myrna Sanchez, 52, all of Zone 1, Bgy. Sto. Niño 2nd this city.

Bruno said the trio, who admitted being 4Ps beneficiaries were collared outside their homes at 1:30 p.m.

Bruno's men led by Lt.. Al Guillermo caught the three suspects while engaging in a card game called tong-its beside the road near their houses.

Seized during the sting were a deck of playing cards and bet money worth P354.

They were slapped with violations of P. D. 1602 before the city prosecutor's office here.