Press Release – June 22, 2020
On June 21, 2020 at about 11:30AM, PMSg Robert O Fijo and PMSg William E Andoy, personnel of Surigao City PS, brought the apprehended suspect identified as Pingstone Fortuga Gemao, 39 years old, male, single, mechanic, and a resident of Purok 6, Brgy. San Juan Surigao City to Surigao City Police Station for violation of PD 1602 (Illegal Gambling) that transpired at about 11:10AM of same date in Purok 1-A, Brgy. San Juan, Surigao City.
Investigation conducted disclosed that personnel from Thief and Robbery Unit of Surigao City PS conducted anti-illegal gambling operation upon received an information from concerned citizen that an alleged illegal cockfighting had transpired in the above mentioned place. As a result, the said suspect was caught in the act directly participated and engaged in the said illegal gambling activity that resulted in his arrest while PMSg Andoy identified a certain Leonilo Corvera Jr Alias “Jun-Jun”, of legal age, male, single, and a resident of Purok 1-A, Brgy. San Juan, Surigao City who evaded the apprehension during the police operation. Confiscated from the suspect possession and control are the following:
- one fighting cock;
- One piece gaff with accessories; and
- Beat money amounting to Php 230.00 in different denomination.
Arrested suspect was informed of his Constitutional Rights as construed in the Miranda Doctrine and the nature of his arrest to the language known to him and the Anti-Torture Act and the same was brought to this office for proper disposition.