CIDG nabs village officials for illegal gambling, social distancing violation

THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Misamis Oriental arrests a village chief, councilor, and two others for illegal gambling and violating social distancing.

Lieutenant Noel Oclarit, team leader of CIDG-Misamis Oriental, said Barangay 31 chief Diosdado Wabe, his brother councilor Jessie Wabe, Henry Lomonsod, and Warren Lee Hancobela were playing mahjong despite the government’s advisory to stop holding public activities with the coronavirus threat.

Oclarit said they will face illegal gambling charges and another possible case for violating the social distancing mandate.

“We will still refer it to the fiscal kung pwede or applicable ba ang pag-charge sa social distancing under Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases,” he said.

The Wabe siblings are currently detained at the CIDG detention cell in El Salvador City.

“Sa pagkakaron nga duna nay experience sa kalamidad ang nasud, ang pronouncement ni President (Rodrigo) Duterte implement social distancing, mao na ang pinakabisa nga paraan para maputol ang chain reaction sa virus, so dapat musunod kita,” he added.


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