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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jueteng Is Here To Stay

With the power down, I had the rare chance to exchange pleasantries with my neighbors. I found out that one is a "kobrador" in our area, Yes Jueteng does exist even in Metro Manila. One neighbor asked him how they'll deal with PNoy's marching orders for DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo? He painfully replied that their "intelligencia" will surely increase. Intelligencia is the bribe they give to PNP officials that protect their operations. Being the ones who implement the law, the police are at the forefront of protecting jueteng.

PNoy's directive will surely go to waste. I abhor gambling in any form and I don't even play Lotto. So I told myself that jueteng will continue and that all PNoy will be getting are fictitious reports from police officials. My neighbor is very sure that the police will surely ask for more to turn a blind eye. At present, three draws are played everyday in my area. With all the informal settlers here, they are making a killing. He's now wonder9ing how high the bribe would be since PNoy wants jueteng eradicated.

I guess jueteng is just too established that even Sec. Robredo will have a hard time stopping it. So how do we really finally kill jueteng? We've tried small town lottery (STL). We all know how it was used and abused by unscrupulous local and police officials. The problems lies not with the operators or the officials, the problem are those who patronize it. I'm sure the juetueng lords will be increasing the minimum bet to cover the bribes they'll be paying to the police. They are more hungry than the local execs.

PNOy and Robredo will never be able to eradicate jueteng. I don't thingkGod himself will be able to as well. How I wish people would stop patronizing jueteng. I guess I'm wishing too much. Filipinos just love to gamble. They don't care even if they gamble all their earnings away. It saddens me to finally admit that jueteng is here to stay.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ang Pilipino kasi ay gusto yun biglang yaman. Ayaw mag banat ng buto!! I agree with you that jueteng will stay as long as the people continue supporting it.Kawawang Pilipinas wala ng pag asa umasenso kasi ang attitude natin eh, tumaya na lang sa sugal kesa mag trabaho. Poor P-noy mahihirapan talaga sya to eradicate this numbers game.

J said...

I think its unfair to say that those who play jueteng don't work. Yes, some might be like that but most are not. It's not that they play jueteng because they want to be instant millionaire. Indeed, jackpots in jueteng is usually mere thousands.

I think jueteng should be legalized.

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