Governor Cerilles together with Provincial Director Sofronio Ecaldre, Vice Governor Ace Cerilles, Mayor Sweet Cerilles, AFP & PNP Officials, JCI Greater Pagadian Pres. Julu Dacal and Head of Offices during the signing of the Executive Order to fight against Illegal Gambling.

Cerilles Issues EO No. 2 to Intensity Fight Against Illegal Gambling

Feb 14, 2017 Peace & Order

The Provincial Government envisions to make Zamboanga del Sur a 100% illegal gambling free province and condemns the existence of gambling activities in the entire province as this has become a threat to the society.

In this connection, he signed an Executive Order No. 02 that aims to strengthen the fight against illegal and unauthorized forms of gambling. He required all the municipal mayors to monitor and/ or eliminate the illegal gambling activities within the province and work together to intensify their efforts in restraining illegal gambling.

Governor Antonio H. Cerilles has already issued an Executive Order to create an Anti-Illegal Gambling Task Force way back year 2013 and it has been reconstituted the following year 2014 to encourage the full support of the civilian community by adding civilians from different sectors as members of the said task force.

The said task force is hereby directed to intensify the war against illegal gambling by effectively enforcing all anti-illegal gambling laws.

Illegal Gambling such as “swertres”, video karera, horse fighting and other similar games not sanctioned by the Philippine Games and Amusements Corporation and by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office are violations of the law of the state in which it is conducted and this has become an influential factor in an individual’s disregard for the value of dignified work, perseverance and thrift since instant monetary gains from it are being equated to success, thereby becoming a widespread social menace and a source of corruption.

The said EO No. 02 was signed on February 8, 2017 and takes effect immediately upon its issuance.