10 nabbed for illegal gambling in Pasig

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    TEN persons were arrested by the police for violating quarantine protocols and illegal gambling in Pasig City on Saturday night.

    Col. Moises Villaceran, local police chief, identified the 10 as Noel Querebin, 23; Kyle Maverick Reyes, 18; Marvin Aleman, 31; Regie Ledesma, 29; John Jumilla, 19; Joebert De Asis, 18; Mar Jun Escaño, 28; Jayson Tamolin, 22; Niño Fajardo, 33; and Melchor Garcia Jr., 38, all residents of Barangay Santolan.

    Recovered from them were billiard equipment and P2,300 in cash believed to be betting money.

    Police said they received reports of illegal gambling and violations of social distancing protocols on Mayana St. When they arrived at the scene, police spotted the group apparently engaged in illegal gambling and made the arrest.

    A jobless man landed in jail after he allegedly threatened a teenager at knifepoint and tried to set police officers on fire in San Juan City on Saturday night.

    Col. Jaime Santos, city police head, identified the suspect as Juan Babida, 60, of Barangay Progreso. Recovered from him was a bladed weapon, lighter and a can of thinner.