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Cavite PPO reshuffled; anti-illegal gambling drive on.

By Anthony Giron

Camp Garcia, Cavite -- The Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) has started the New Year with a reshuffling of its officers in upland and lowland districts in a bid to improve further the peace and order situation.

The move was made as Senior Superintendent William M. Segun, Cavite PPO acting director, ordered more intense operations against illegal gambling and other criminal activities in the province's seven cities and 16 municipalities.

The chiefs of police of Tagaytay City, Naic, and Imus City and at least two top positions at the PPO were replaced by other officers beginning 2018.

A PPO source said that some other officers last year are set to be relieved from their posts within the first two months of the year.

The newly designated chiefs of police of Tagaytay, Naic and Imus are Superintendents Elmer G. Decena, Janet L. Arinabo and Ronan R. Claravall, respectively.

Superintendent Michael B. Secillano, the long-time PPO Operations Branch officer was designated as PPO deputy director for administration and Chief Inspector Chito Macaspac as the new PPO Community Relations-Public Information officer.

The initial reshuffle was made as the PPO went all-out against prohibited gambling particularly "tupadas" (illegal cockfights), "lotteng" (illegal lotto) and "cara y cruz" (coin game).

The number of operations against the three gambling games can be gleaned from the PPO's journal or spot reports in the

first week of the New Year and the past Christmas.

The media have yet to see a PPO report on a drive against "sacla" (old Spanish card games), particularly those that operate in wakes.

Illegal gambling are ticklish issues in Cavite province as it operate off-and-on in the turf. It was long denounced by concerned residents and the Catholic Church and other religious sectors.

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Date:Jan 9, 2018
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