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18 ‘bookies’ collectors face illegal gambling raps: PNP 

The police have  filed charges against 18 “bookies” collectors  for violation of Republic Act  9287, or illegal gambling, in Negros Occidental,  after  PBrig. Gen. Jack Wanky, Western Visayas regional police director, ordered a heightened campaign against all forms of illegal gambling. 

Bookies is an illegal numbers game that uses winning numbers from small-town lottery (STL) draws of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 

The 18  were arrested  in separate police  operations in the  municipalities of Candoni, San Enrique, E. B. Magalona and Cauayan, and the cities of Escalante, Bago, La Carlota, Sipalay and Victorias  in Negros Occidental.* 

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