.- Archbishop Oscar Cruz of Lingayen-Dagupan in the Philippines, said this week, that the regaining of moral values and the fight against corruption continue to be a priority for the good of the country. He warned against a possible resurgence of the âjueteng,â or illegal gambling that has become rampant in some parts of Philippines. In statements to The Philippine Star, the archbishop noted that ânobody in the current Administration seems to be preparedâ to confront the gambling lords, not to mention incarcerate them.
Archbishop Cruz, who is leading an effort to stop the illegal gambling, estimates the games move approximately 17.7 million dollars. He added that gambling lords have bought off âpowerful leaders,â which explains why ânone of them have been brought to justice up to now.â