Guv asks PNP to probe illegal gambling in Capiz

By: Felipe V.Celino 

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Governor Esteban Evan Nonoy Contreras urged the Regional Police Office(PRO)-6 to investigate the alleged rampant illegal gambling operations here.

Contreras said he sent a letter to PRO-6 where he claimed that illegal gambling is rife in the towns of Dumalag, Dao, Cuartero, Sigma, Panay, Panitan, Maayon, and Pontevedra.

According to the governor, eight groups approached him to express their interest to handle the Small Town Lotter (STL) operations in Capiz.

But he refused their overtures for lack of permission from the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office(PCSO).

Contreras has denied reports that he already allowed STL operations in the province.

The governor also shrugged off the report of the Capiz Police Provincial Office(CPPO) that there are no illegal gambling activities in Capiz.