THE top official of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has ordered all station commanders to conduct spot inspection on the cellular phones of their personnel to ensure that they are not engaged in an online cockfighting application called “e-sabong.”

BCPO Director Colonel Thomas Joseph Martir Friday, March 4, 2022, ordered the station commanders to check other illegal gambling applications on their personnel’s cellular phones.

This move is in line with the directive earlier issued by Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Dionardo Carlos.

In the BCPO headquarters, Police Executive Master Sergeant Santiago Gaitan, city executive senior police officer, inspected all the cellular phones of the non-commissioned officers Friday.

“I am glad to report that no BCPO personnel are involved in any illegal online activity and [we] will continue monitoring them through their respective commanders,” Martir said.

Any personnel who will be caught violating the PNP order on online illegal gambling will be meted appropriate penalties.

He added it is also a part of the continuing program of the PNP on internal cleansing and the intensified cleanliness policy among and within its ranks.

Bacolod City Police Office Director Colonel Thomas Joseph Martir warned policemen in the city not to engage in online sabong.