Tigbakay in Tejero: 3 SAP beneficiaries among 7 men nabbed
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three SAP beneficiaries were among seven men arrested for engaging in illegal cockfighting or tigbakay on Sunday afternoon, February 7, in Sitio Silangan 2, Barangay Tejero, Cebu City.
According to a police report, Dioleto Lutero, 50; Jessie Zamora, 57; and Yelmo Juson, 31; from Sitio Silangan 2, who are beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the government, were among those caught engaging in tigbakay in the sitio at 1:30 p.m. today, February 7.
SAP is a program of President Rodrigo Duterte that aims to provide all low-income households with financial assistance to support and help them during this coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Police said the four other illegal gamblers caught were Wilfredo Abrasaldo, 57; Wilfredo Solteo, 46; and Marvin Cañete, 35, who are all from Sitio Silangan 2; and Rolando Montaño, 59, from Sitio Silangan 1.
Aside from the seven arrested Barangay Tejero residents, the police also confiscated from the suspects two gaffs, two fighting cocks and P540 bet money.
The suspects were detained at the Pari-an Police Station detention cell pending the filing of illegal gambling charges.
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