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7 held for playing mahjong, tong-its in Calamba City

SEVEN persons including a Public Information Officer (PIO) of Laguna Gov. Ramil Hernandez were arrested by Calamba City PNP Intelligence Operatives after they wefe caught in the act of playing majong and tong its at the DNE Subdivision in Bgy. 3, Calamba City, Laguna.

A report by PLt. Col. Gene Licud, Calamba City police chief, identified the arrested suspects as Christopher Sanji, 42, PIO and resident of Bgy. Parian; Dorothy Ivy Tan Lustre, 37, Alejandro Delgado Arida, 65, Connie Hipolito Deseo, 48, Epifania Orso Manguiat, 55, Arlene Alipio Urza, 31, and a certain Francisco Panganiban Suizo, 50 ,all of Calamba City, Laguna,

The suspects were arrested at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday by police operatives of Calamba following directives from CPNP PGen. Debold Sinas.

PLt. Benhur Balgemino who led the raid said recovered were P3,150 in bet money, mahjong tiles and playing cards.

The arrested suspects are currently detained at the Calamba City PNP Lock Up Cell and are facing charges for violation of PD1602 as Amended by RA 9287.

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