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Readdressing Jueteng in Baguio

by Christer John Familara, Stella Garce and Christine Joy Prestoza

Jueteng Mornings

Early morning,while walking along the street, passing through a waiting shed near the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Upper Session Road, a takatak boy wearing rugged clothes and a pair of slippers, suddenly approaches a jeepney driver who is waiting for his passengers, greeting the latter, “16,32.” The jeepney driver greets back, “11,3”, with a 20-peso bill on his hand.

Apparently, these numbers do not mean “good morning”. These might be the jeepney driver’s source of extra income. “11,3” might even change his life.

Existence of Jueteng

SPO3 Ray Ekid of the Investigation Unit of BCPO Main Office, said that jueteng is a tradition, a custom, a common, continual practice. People engage in jueteng not as a game but as a business where they invest their money expecting to earn big income.

“Sino ba ang nagsabing may jueteng?” This was the most clichéd sentence used by five out of six policemen who were interviewed. They used the same question as their initial response when they were asked about jueteng. Not only the policemen said the following statement but also the municipal trial court clerk Armand Ydia and DILG City Director Evelyn Trinidad. This results in speculations that they might know something about the existence of jueteng. Does jueteng still exist or they are just hiding the fact that it is still existing.

Manang Emma, 50, was born in Isabela and went to Baguio to work until she had her own family. She is a mother of five, and was able to send her children to school through working as a vendor of banana-cue and junk foods near a known university.

Manang Emma admitted that apart from being a vendor and a part-time laundress, she is also a cobrador for almost 6 years. She said that there is still jueteng in Baguio City, and that is undeniable. They are found mostly in crowded area like the market.

People who usually bet on her are university employees, construction workers, taxi and jeepney drivers, and others who happen to pass by her stall.

Manang Emma said, “isa lang ang nagmamay-ari ng jueteng sa La Trinidad at Baguio pero taga-Tarlac yung nagpapabola. Marami silang baranggay na pinupuntahan. para hindi sila mahuli. Wala silang permanenteng lugar. Pag makikita sila, mahuhuli.” Though she said that if authorities will see the bolahan or the draw itself , the “nagpapabola” will get caught. But then she answered the question about the legality of jueteng with “hindi illegal ang jueteng, kasi ang tawag diyan jai-alai.” She claimed that jai-alai and jueteng are the same. And one of her kumares is a cabo (supervisor whom the collectors report to), who influenced her to get involved in the illegal numbers game.

“In fact, the city does not even have a single operator of the legal small-town lottery”, Baguio city mayor Mauricio Domogan said. “Baguio residents know this very well”, he added. Manang Emma, being a resident in Baguio, contradicts Domogan’s statements.

In an interview with SPO3 Erwin Flores, a chief clerk of BCPO Station 7 said, “Walang jueteng dito kasi walang bolahan. Ang bolahan ay ginagawa sa La Trinidad o sa Tuba, Benguet.” The existence of jueteng in a community depends on where the draw is conducted, regardless of where the bettor is. Where the ball draw is conducted, jueteng is present. So, technically, there is no jueteng in Baguio.

The statements of BCPO Public Information Officer Karissma Sta. Juana somehow agree with Flores’. According to her, originally, there was no jueteng in the city.

“Walang jueteng pero we are affected by other municipalities na may jueteng kasi dumadayo sila dito para magpataya,” says Sta. Juana. Jueteng operators and cobradors entered and proliferated in Baguio City that the residents were just influenced by them and got involved in the illegal numbers game. The cobradors originally came from outside the city.

On the other hand, SPO3 Ekid proved that even some law enforcers are involved in the said illegal activity. He confessed that he bets on jueteng to the cobradors outside their police station, and in fact, he just won last January. “Jueteng exists regardless of where the draw is conducted”, he said. “Where there are bets and bettors, there is jueteng. Kung saan-saan lang nagbobola. Walang permanenteng lugar ng bola. Kahit nga sa loob ng sasakyan pwede. Pati yung mga nangongobra walang alam kung saan. Hindi rin pwedeng sumama yung mga cabo sa bolahan unless payagan sila ng operator,” he added.

According to Ekid, “Minsan pa nga wala ng bolahan. Pipili na lang ng dalawang numbers yung operator tapos itetext sa cabo yung winning numbers. Yung cabo yung magsasabi sa mga kubrador nya kung ano yung mga numbers, tapos sila ng bahalang magbigay ng panalo sa nanalo.”

Jai-alai as a front to Jueteng

Manong Mike, 68, despite of his age can still go around jeepney terminals in Bayanihan to collect bets from jeepney drivers, barkers, and even passengers. He has been a jai-alai supervisor for five years. He said that, “limang taon ng walang jueteng.” He shifted from being a cobrador of jueteng to jai-alai since jueteng was banned nationwide.

According to Sta. Juana, both jueteng and jai-alai exist in Baguio City. “The case of jai-alai is still under dispute, thus making it illegal in the city,” she said. In her statement, Sta. Juana said that they have been receiving reports from the intelligence information about jueteng and jai alai. “Most of the people thought that jai-alai is legal because they have been permitted in the national level. But, having no permit from the city government will still make jai-alai illegal,” Sta. Juana said.

On the contrary, SPO3 Ekid clarified that jai-alai does not exist in Baguio. “It is only used to cover the operation of jueteng inside the city,” he said.

Jai-alai is more exposed to the public, and can be seen especially in jeepney terminals and marketplaces, than jueteng. We noticed that the cobradors of jai-alai, who are using the game to front jueteng, are not afraid to bring out the illegal activity to the public because they are not aware that it is illegal.

Cabo in a jeepney terminal


Jai-alai was first introduced as basque pelota games in 1899 in the Philippines. Through the Proclamation Decree No.810, Marcos granted the operation of Jai-alai in1975, but was cancelled during the Aquino administration in 1987. In 2009, the government says that a company must have a legislative franchise to operate jai-alai.

Now, it is only in Sta.Ana, Cagayan where the jai-alai is being operated.
It started its comeback operation under the jurisdiction of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), at Racat-Rapuli, Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley by Meridien Vista Gaming Corporation in 2010, after being banned by the government many years ago.

The section 5 of Republic Act No. 954 states that, “No person, operator, or maintainer of a fronton with legislative franchise to conduct basque pelota games shall offer, take or arrange bets on any basque pelota game or event, or maintain or use a totalizator or other device, method or system to bet or gamble or any basque pelota game or event outside the place, enclosure, or fronton where the basque pelota game is held.”

This law means that basque pelota games or jai-alai is not allowed to be operated in Baguio City, or in places other than in Cagayan Valley. That is why policemen say that there is no jai-alai operation in the city.

Jai-alai paraphernalia are seen all around marketplaces, particularly in Hilltop, and jeepney terminals, held by bet collectors who are waiting for their usual bettors. However, the operation is still jueteng. The bettor who was walking along the Hiltop bets on jueteng, but the bet collector showed him the jai-alai sheet.

Both games use the same sets of numbers from 1 to 38. The cobrados in jai alai will give a piece of paper to the bettors that serves as their receipt. The receipt contains the numbers bet by the bettor which will be their proof to the cobrador if they win. Unlike in jueteng, the cobrador lists down the name with the bettors bet numbers in a piece of paper and there is no receipt given to them. Jai alai requires the bettor to use three different numbers while jueteng only requires two.

List of betting numbers


Manong Mike, the jai-alai supervisor, stayed in one corner of Juliana Apartment along Otek Street. He was a jueteng cobrador for 25 years, and  he currently works as a jai-alai supervisor for five years. He has four children and had sent them, including some of his relatives, to finish college, by working only in these illegal numbers games.

Manong Mike earned more in jueteng/jai-alai than in lotto. He also bets, aside from being a bet collector. He receives P100, 000 – P300, 000 whenever wins in jueteng, occasionally. Aside from his winnings, he also gets 10% as his commission.

The BCPO has cases where jai-alai was used as a front to jueteng. Sta. Juana said that during the last quarter of 2011, there were 37 of these cases.

Manong Mike while listing the bettor’s bet numbers

Operations against jueteng

Jueteng operation has been reaching its normality as a usual form of gambling. This kind of illegal gambling which has become a big issue nationwide is said to be done in public places in Baguio. Despite this, police officers were reported that they do not conduct any investigation or even give warning to the jueteng operators.

A vegetable vendor from Hilltop, who also works as a cobrador said that policemen often ignore those bettors and cobradors that they see. SPO3 Flores and Ekid proved this statement . “Yun lang ang pinagkakakitaan nila kaya minsan, hindi na namin sila hinuhuli dahil nakakaawa”, these policemen said.

Since jueteng is still very prevalent in the city, most people thought that the authority is not doing their part to eradicate gambling.

But, Sta. Juana confirmed that Baguio policemen are always in action against jueteng and that it will never be tolerated. “Para maalis ang jueteng, kailangan munang patayin yung ugat na pinagmulan nito. Kahit pulitiko man yan o police officer, there are punishments that should be done,” she said. Bettors are not being arrested, only the cobradors, cabos, and facilitators of jueteng are captured.

DILG City Director and Task Force Jupiter Action Officer Evelyn Trinidad explained how the police officers conduct their operations. According to her, the officers of the task force are continuously investigating on the alleged existence of jueteng in Baguio. Task force Jupiter was directed by the Mayor Mauricio Domogan to intensify the campaign against illegal gambling through monitoring, arresting and involving the public especially in its advocacy campaign. It is composed of different agencies like DILG, NBI, CIDG, and PNP.

Monitoring and surveillance are led by the BCPO. Sta. Juana said that limited number of policemen adds to the reason why it is difficult to eliminate jueteng. One policeman to monitor 500 people is ideal. But now, the city has only one policeman for 1, 700 people. A policeman is assigned to monitor one to three barangays. They will first send a police group to cover and survey the place if they receive a report from a concerned citizen. Once they have confirmed the existence of the illegal activity in the area, then, that is the time when they will do the raid and arrest.

The advocacy campaign against jueteng is done in different colleges, in Baguio City but now, they also involve elementary and high schools. This advocacy will inform the public, through the students, about different forms gambling and the effects at large. The advocacy against illegal gambling has established a network to colleges through the National Service Training Program (NSTP). The students will share what was taught to them to the community where they will be deployed.

In fact, in November 2010, one case of jueteng was recorded that resulted in the arrest of three people. While in January to September of 2011, the Task Force Jupiter conducted 24 illegal gambling operations, and 12 of these cases were of jueteng. From these 12 operations, 40 people were arrested and had confiscated P12, 831.25.

The continuity of jueteng in Baguio city, since it had started decades ago, is being stopped not only through police operations, but now, through campaign. Aside from arresting gamblers, the city government currently conducts a new way to fight illegal gambling by educating and informing the people through their advocacy. This advocacy increases the awareness of people on the positive and negative preferences of gambling; making it known to people before they get involved and caught.

As long as jueteng continues, the next generations will also be saying what Manang Emma claimed, “Patay na ang lolo ko, buhay na buhay pa rin ang jueteng.”

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  1. Julius D.
    March 12, 2012 at 11:21 am | #1

    “Alleged existence of jueteng”
    Alleged lang talaga ha? Dapat mas paigtingin pa ng mga pulis yung ginagawa nilang imbestigasyon o kaya naman dapat imestigahan na rin nila mga kapwa nila pulis kasi kaya hindi mamatay-matay yang jueteng na yan kasi merong mga makapangyarihang tao na pumoprotekta dyan. Btw, very well-written article. :D

  2. SL
    March 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm | #2

    May mga pulis kayang sila mismo may connection sa mga kabo.

  3. tomo
    March 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm | #3

    ooohhh, everywhere kaya may jueteng. people are just hiding people, because its something that could make money for people without it. lalo na sa panahon ngayon. nakuuu.

  4. wee
    March 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm | #4

    minsan kasi, ang mga matataas n opisyal ay nasa likod din ng jueteng..

  5. krung krung
    March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm | #5

    not to be a negative thinker, but jeuteng has been there since a long time ago.. as long as poverty is there, people would do any means just for them to get money… and jueteng is one..

  6. EA
    March 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm | #6

    Changing the name from Jueteng to Jai-Alai does not change the activity itself. You can’t argue that rock is paper just by changing its name. The facts remain valid even if one covers it with either a lie or an excuse. Banning Jueteng, I believe, is primarily because this form of gambling does not pay taxes to the government, but majority of police officers just turn their back on those involved because of sympathy or plain lethargy. If you ask me, the gamble can never be killed by amiable law. Even if the government enforces harsh actions, Jueteng, as a form of “tradition” (or custom), will continue to survive. You just can’t educate everyone.

  7. sigeladtan
    March 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm | #7

    ainaku. jueteng.. ang isa sa mga nagpapayaman sa mga mayayaman.tsk. akin met kasi man-wejueteng iraramay maiirap? ta anta dan, swertian labat tan ay tan balbaleg so tsansan natalo ira. oh com’on

  8. March 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm | #8

    wag naman na kasi sana kinakaawaan ang mga nagjue jeuteng.. kahit saang anggulo tignan yan, illegal pa rin siya at dapat tanggalin sa lipunan

  9. lyle
    March 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm | #9

    personally, i think the filipino people are starting to be creative. they are creating their own means to create a living, maybe they perceive gambling as a better solution than stealing from others. as i see it, the problem of our government is that they are not gaining anything from this gamble. it is illegal because they do not give back to the government. the games “mah-jong,ending,cara crus” and more are so much alike to the case of jueteng, the operators and players get their revenue from time to time but the government does not. jueteng only appears to be a bigger problem because it is operation is set on a wider scale.

  10. Cassie
    March 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm | #10

    jai-alai or jueteng.. its the same however you call it.. and i believe that it will forever exist as long as the government is involve..

  11. March 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm | #11

    I personally agree with other lawmakers to make this jueting legal, so that the goverment will get a share of it in the form of taxes. No matter how vigilant or strict enforcement the authorities will impose to eradicate this from of gambling, it will not go, it will just enhance it through underground activities. So instead of wasting all the efforts in eradicating an almost impossible task,(I say impossible, so many presidents passed and ordered to have it eradicated with temporary positive results, just to be back on the way as it used to be), why not make it legal?, thus contributing to the coffers of the govt., instead of those protectors. Besides, this is what they call also a “poor man’s gambling game”. What more can you ask?, it’s more convenient! the bettor does not have to go to a lotto outlet just to bet his chosen numbers, it is the Kobrador who is going to the bettor.

  12. Woot
    March 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm | #12

    Jueteng could indeed bring more money to the government but instead of it helping the country, it will only help the corrupt to get more power and resources to feed their personal interests.

  13. paola jimenez
    March 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm | #13

    Although there are already ways to combat jueteng, those involved are still persistent to do the act. We cannot blame them if that is the only way for them to have an income. They still find ways to operate jueteng. It seems like there is a little hope to prevent this, as what I have observed. However, I still believe that we should not do illegal things even good things will result from them. Having a source of money is good, but the way in which they worked for it is not fair.

  14. March 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm | #14

    If ever mawala man ang jueteng, siguradong meron din agad na papalit. And expect na mas matindi pa sa jueteng… Illegal ba talaga siya? Parang hindi na eh. HInuhuli at ikinukulong ba yung mga yan? Anong parusa? Baka naman magaan kaya easy-easy lang sila.. Pahirap na kasi ng pahirap ang bansa natin, kumukonte job opportunities, kaya wala nang choice yung mga taong hindi nakapag-aral kundi kumagat sa patalim.. ‘Nak ng jueteng yan oh! :3

  15. March 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm | #15

    nakakalungkot isiping marami pa ring naloloko sa jueteng sa kabila ng pagiging illegal nito. yung paunti-unting taya ng mga tumataya, kung inipon na lang nila, marami na siguro silang nabiling makabuluhan at kapakipakinabang na bagay. nag pinaka-nakakalungkot, hindi masupil-supil ang jueteng dahil mismong mga kapulisan involved sa sugal na ito. anyway, good job guys! ^___^

  16. Diane
    March 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm | #16

    Ang ganda ng intro. Intro pa lang, alam mo ng ang jueteng ay bahagi na ng buhay ng mga tao. Tapos, ikakaila pa na walang jueteng sa Baguio, eh punta ka lang ng palengke, makikita mo na halos lahat ng aktibidades nyan. People should open their eyes and see the reality that jueteng still exists here and that jueteng only makes the rich, richer.

  17. Jonelle Garce
    March 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm | #17

    What? pati policeman tumataya sa jueteng? eh di ba sila dapat ang nangunguna sa pagpuksa ng jueteng.. kung sila tumataya eh pano pa yung mga mas mataas sa kanila?

  18. arlene reyes
    March 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm | #18

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. This statement is taken way out of its supposed context. If the residents need extra income, there are more effective, efficient and legal ways to get it. Probably, they aren’t exerting that much effort so they resort to illegal ways, in this case, jueteng.

  19. Yanna T.
    March 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm | #19

    Despite the fact that the people who usually gamble are those who struggle financially, it is such a shame even if they know that there will be only small percent of possibility to win. The Government also neglects its responsibility in preventing such things (even though it would be not that easy). I guess, it just takes a courageous citizen that have witnessed these things to report it to the municipality.
    Because most of us nowadays tend to ignore the reality of we see, and let it be, because we do not want to be part of it. But we NEED to be a part of it, for our country and for ourselves.

    P.S. NICE ESSAY!!! Through this, it had informed me about the things that are going on beyond my boarders.

  20. ye
    March 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm | #20

    sana naexplore din kung bakit ba talaga nagco-commit ng jueteng ang mga tao. Nonetheless, makikita pa din ang effort ng mga writers sa paghanap ng mga info. dito which should be, at naka-present siya systematically.

    Ang kahabaan ng article ay tolerable naman. Well, this is actually a good read:)

  21. Samuel Joshua C. De Leon
    March 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm | #21

    i think it will be good if we legalize jueteng. but of course, we have to weigh the pros and cons of doing so. after all, economy rin naman ng bansa ang makikinabang pag naging legal ito…. :D

  22. Not Chavit Singson
    March 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm | #22

    This has been a big problem not only by Baguio City but many cities and towns as well. I, for one, know that the reason jueteng cannot be eradicated in cities and towns is because high-ranking public officials are there as protectors, and most of the time, jueteng lords.

    The gov’t and the police will ‘do’ something to stop jueteng, or at least that’s what they say. But after the media blitz has subsided, jueteng operations will continue.

    So, what can be the easier solution here? If you can’t beat them, join them? Legalize it?

    As with any big problem, we need the cooperation of everybody involved to stop it, that is IF we want to stop it.

  23. March 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm | #23

    Nakakatawang isipin na mayroong, at napakaraming, ebidensya na ang ipinakita sa awtoridad pero itinatanggi pa rin nila. Dahil lang ba walang bolahan sa Baguio ay wala ng jueteng? Kelan sila gagawa ng aksyon, kapag nalipat na ang bolahan sa Baguio? Ay, mali. Mukhang kahit kailan, hangga’t sila ay nakikinabang hindi nila ito ititigil.

    Isa sa tungkulin ng isang journalist ay ang pagiging watchdog. Sana ay makakita ang mga bulag na awtoridad, mga binging pulitko, at mga pipeng mamamayan at umaksyon ukol isyu na tinutukoy ng artikulong ito.

  24. toteyam
    March 13, 2012 at 12:08 am | #24

    Yes, jueteng is everywhere..I see a lot of people involved.. Tradition na cguro xa.. parang pagSali sa lotto,, it’s because people are hopeful to get luck in an easy way.. and with regards to the government taking actions to remove jueteng, WEH? ..pati nga sila nagjuJueteng eh,, how will their people stop if their leaders are doing it also.. anyway, i agree in making jueteng legal, then patungan ng tax para makiNabang ang government, ndi para kurakutin nila, kundi para sa mga tao na nasasakupan din nila.. my goodness naman kase, puro naman kase pera-pera-pera ang nagpapaikot sa mundo ng halos lahat ng mga tao.. hindi naman yan madadala pag patay ka na eh.. hehe :D

  25. Mai
    March 13, 2012 at 12:33 am | #25

    If the city government were really serious about removing jueteng in the city, they might as well arrest bettors.This would somehow cause fear to the bettors and may stop them putting their bets on jueteng.

  26. cj
    March 13, 2012 at 12:50 am | #26

    While majority of the Filipinos are starving, jueteng will not cease to exist.
    Hahanap at hahanap ng paraan ang Pilipino para malamnan ang sikmura niya kasama ng kanyang pamilya, nagkataon na ang jueteng ang pinakamadaling paraan. Madali – kasi kahit sinabing illegal, wala naman talagang konkretong batas na nagsasabing bawal tumaya.
    Minsan hanggang salita na lang tayo, kulang sa aksyon.

  27. alyana
    March 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm | #27

    JUETENG ka ba???
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    kasi you’re the one i’ve been Jueteng for
    :D

  28. March 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm | #28

    minsan parang mahirap ding husgahan ibang tao. kasi kadalasan naman sa ganito, mga kapos sa buhay ang tumatangkilik. siguro minsan feeling nila helpless na sila.. at siguro madalas ang jueteng na ang nakikita nilang mura at mabilis na paraan para sa posibleng suwerte sa buhay. nakalulungkot lang na kung sino pa ung mga taong akala mo tumutulong para sa ikabubuti ng bayan ay sila pang nanggagatong. anyway, I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time. :) good job!

  29. HiddenEye
    March 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm | #29

    Have you ever tried to bet in a jueteng? :) Personally YES. It is so easy to bet in that money number game. You’ll just pay a cheap amount to bet but if you’ll win, there will be a great return. That’s why many people are into it. Easy money game or a game of luck, indeed. Can we blame those people who bet in that game? NO.
    Yes, we all know that it is illegal. And as the saying goes, “The end doesn’t justify the means.” But what if, it is only their means just to survive their daily living? Yes. We should admit that many risk their little (kakarampot) savings in order to gain, perhaps.

    For me, the authorities know about it. They just tolerating it maybe because they might have a commission on that or they are benefitting from it.

    But let’s remember that in our law, any person is considered innocent until proven guilty. So let’s not assume. Let’s not judge them. :)

  30. noodle
    March 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm | #30

    I think anything that used to be legal and a part of the custom that are made illegal will always be the problem anywhere. Not just the Philippines. I am pretty sure that there are other countries that has the same problem like us. We have casinos, lotteries and such that are openly legal because the government is getting something from it. Yes, these are operated by legitimate agencies that is why it cannot be stopped. Jueteng or jai alai on the other hand is almost the same system only it is not as glamorous and legal as casinos. I don’t see anything wrong with jueteng or jai alai, if this will be legalized again, it will lessen the problems that we are dealing with. Give the people in need some jobs or additional income by letting it operate legally. There are people who will take advantage of any situation and disobey rules if their only source of income is been banned. Now, if the government won’t or cannot legalize this, they have to be more efficient and stricter and stop whoever the operators are. The main problem is how dead set are the laws we have and how harsh the punishment would be if someone gets caught. Unless new laws will be passed and will be enforced accordingly, this will always be the problem to deal with. This article is actually well written and very interesting. :)

  31. Adrian Salonga
    March 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm | #31

    take note of [“Yun lang ang pinagkakakitaan nila kaya minsan, hindi na namin sila hinuhuli dahil nakakaawa”, these policemen said.]

    these are policemen! they are expected to do their job of enforcing the law, not tolerating crime. so what kung wala silang pagkakakitaan? that is a big load of crap they’re giving the police to evade the law…
    May TESDA, may ibang ok na business that is perfectly LEGAL and does not need a huge capital to begin with.

    i laud Sta. Juana’s statement to eradicate the source. well.. it is a two-way relationship is it not? the community helping the police, and the enforcers, doing their job of hunting down the responsible people, be it operators, merchandizers, bettors and the like

  32. math_simon
    March 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm | #32

    “Yun lang ang pinagkakakitaan nila kaya minsan, hindi na namin sila hinuhuli dahil nakakaawa”

    Maganda rin na gumagawa ng action kahit paano ang kapulisan ngunit if you really want to attack the root of the problem then you should address the poverty that is prevalent in this country (haha national agad). Tulad nga ng sabi ni mamang pulis, yun lang ang pinagkakakitaan nila. Kaya pag tinanggal mo yan babalik pa rin yan kasi nga YUN YUNG PINAGKAKAKITAAN NILA. Domino effect ba?

  33. juetengero utangero
    March 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm | #33

    If Domogan is truthful in his statement that there is no jueteng in Baguio, why then a police officer was caught on camera placing a bet on jueteng?

  34. kim leo
    March 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm | #34

    panu kaya maaalis ang ugat ng jueteng kung hindi lang iisa ang puno? posible pa ba kya yun? pinag kakakitaan na nga talaga sya, ano kaya ang magiging epekto kung gawin na lang ulit na ligal tong sugal? bakit ba hindi na lang ginawang ligal para ituon na lang ng mga otoridad ang monitoring and surveillance sa iba pang bagay.

    • Asyong Baguio
      March 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm | #35

      Kim leo, or rather, madami na ngang ugat, malalalim pa yung mga un.. tsk3.. corruption starts little by little.. mga mamayang kapit sa patalim at mga corrupt official ang parehas na problema jan

  35. weteng for you
    March 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm | #36

    Anya? Impusible nga awan ti jueteng ditoy Baguio….Amin nga residente ditoy Baguio ket amo nga adda ti jueteng except dagidyay upisyales nga naigkan iti grasya nga naggapu kini jueteng lord.

  36. bluegirl
    March 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm | #37

    ang jueteng kailanma’y hindi na maiaalis sa lipunan natin. kahit nga na awtoridad ay hindi na mapigilan ito.. isa itong dilemang nakakapit na sa bansa natin at animo’y mantsang hindi na matatanggal kahit may kaukulang aksyon pa. meron at meron pa rin ang kikilos upang mapanatili ito. nice investigative project. God bless. :)

  37. Carl Dela Peña
    March 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm | #38

    Patuloy lang ng patuloy ang Jueteng hanggat maraming mga taong nag hihirap .. kakapit lang sila ng kakapit kung san sila magkakapera kahit na illegal ee .. bigyan nyo ng trabaho yang mga yan at cgurado kokonti ang mga tataya dyan

  38. leme
    March 14, 2012 at 12:54 am | #39

    ilang taon pa naman siguro bago ako mamamatay, sigurado, buhay na buhay pa rin ang jueteng. (magaya lang. haha) imortal yan eh.

  39. March 14, 2012 at 1:17 am | #40

    kung bakit diyan maputol kc technically speaking kc “Tolerated yan ng lahat” Opisyal man o simpleng tao sa Lipunan… alam ng lahat mali pero sino ba naman ayaw ng “easy money”….
    Now-a-days pa naman Hirap ng buhay… dahil sa jueteng yung ibang tao nag kakaron ng chance humawak ng malaking pera, pero yun nga lang…elligal at di naman pinag hirapan.. put your selves in their shoes… “kahit ikaw” gusto mo ng ganung pera….” mali ang jueteng.. nasa batas na eh… pero accepted ng Public yan..

  40. ziem
    March 14, 2012 at 1:51 am | #41

    it will never stop… hanggang may nagpoprotekyon sa jueteng lord…. hindi ang pulis, nakikinabang lang sila…. pulis ang nagmomonitor, pulis din ang nag iinform, napag utusan lang naman kze :)

  41. nyanmaru
    March 14, 2012 at 8:11 am | #42

    i think it’s about how the law is being enforced. dapat maging strikto ang kapulisan about jueteng. if they are really committed to the oath they have taken, gawin nila ang nararapat. also, info dissemination regarding the difference between jai alai and jueteng is necessary and the illegality of both..

  42. Marycon C. Delos Reyes
    March 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm | #43

    I thought that jueteng was already a passe topic for investigative journ. Seems like I was wrong. This report is very interesting.i just think that it will take a million years or more to banish jueteng from the face of the earth…

  43. jonelle
    March 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm | #44

    “For as long as there is poverty, jueteng will be around. But jueteng breeds corruption which is the root of poverty. Indeed, it’s vicious cycle that perpetuates a vice that is eroding the moral fiber of our society.

    I must say then: “Kung walang jueteng, walang corruption, walang mahirap” — no jueteng, no corruption, no poverty. Is it an impossible mission? Not, if we try.”

    credits: http://globalbalita.com/stop-jueteng-mission-impossible/

    As long as poverty is prevalent in the Philippines, jueteng will thrive. That’s why we shouldn’t ignore the great [and very urgent] need to stop poverty because it’s one of the major roots of our societal problems. :D

    I wonder kung anong ginagawa ng mga public officials naten, sayang lang pinapasweldo sakanila..

  44. jet
    March 15, 2012 at 9:18 am | #45

    jueteng will probably thrive in our social fabric until we see it as it is- a sin. how long shall we make compromises, saying their little and we’ll get by any way? the depressing truth is that we’re affected as a nation, very negatively.

    thank you for making a stand by exposing this.

  45. ana
    March 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm | #46

    Matigas ulo ng mga tao sa mga laws na hindi malinaw sakanila kung bakit dapat sundin. Our generation needs to be much serious sa pagdefine ng kung ano talaga gustong ipromote na values natin as a peole. Along the way there are compromises sa part ng leadership ng country natin. sabi nga, “if you can’t beat them, join them” kaya nanjan ang lotto– an “acceptable” version; may degree ng pagtotolerate kasi bad example din. Pero dahil may mas mura at mas accessible, dun mga tao. we, the younger generations, need to be convinced na MALI ito and responsibly & intentionally educate others para pabawas ng pabawas ang bilang ng naiinvolve (small things compound over time).

  46. March 22, 2012 at 11:24 am | #47

    Talamak pa rin ang jueteng :(

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