Elements of Cagayan de Oro City Police Office Station No. 9 based in Macasandig (COCPO PS9) arrested four individuals who are recipients of government cash assistance, after they were caught playing the popular card game “tong-its” at Creekside, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City at around 3:00pm, April 29, 2020.

Arrested were Jerry B. Edquila, 31 years old, single, construction worker, presently residing at Creekside, Macasandig, CDOC and a 4Ps recipient; Jenelyn A. Namata, 27, married, housewife, recipient of P6,000 SAP named to her husband; Flora Mae G. Moring, 31, married, also a recipient of SAP registered to her husband; and Janice D. Magto, 25, housewife. All are residents of Creekside, Macasandig.

Confiscated from the suspects are: 1 set playing cards (52 pcs); 1 pc P100 bill; 2 pcs P20 bills; 4 pcs P5 coin; 12 pcs. P1 coin, all amounting to P172.00.

Accordingly, they are now detained at Macasandig Police Station awaiting charges of illegal gambling.

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