Mayor favors stamping out
‘swertres’ in Negros Oriental
BUT SEEKS ELIMINATION OF PCSO-RUN GAME, TOO
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Mayor Ernesto Reyes of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, said he strongly supports calls for the elimination of the illegal numbers game called “swertres,” provided it will also include the legalized one which is run by the government-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
Reyes issued the statement in the wake of a relentless campaign against all forms of illegal gambling and illegal drugs in the province.
He challenged government to look for other means to increase revenues, and not rely on proceeds from legalized forms of gambling.