Sunday, October 18, 2015

Illegal drop balls return with a vengeance

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Alarmed parents of  school children in the 4th District of Pangasinan told some media men that drop ball was backed with a vengeance in the towns of San Fabian, San Jacinto, and others.
School children duped by colour game dropped ball.
Drop ball is a colour game in a faire (perya) where unwary bettor’s bet on a countless white, red, and other marks that a ping pong ball would land after the operator throws it. It is usually subject to the manipulation of the owner.
It is usually located near school houses and churches while the nonchalant public officials and policemen do not give a fuss on its presence.
Some of my sources told me the banker of these swindling games is a certain “Engineer” who lives in the District.
Parents and wives have been concerned about this addiction because the monies of their duped children and husbands have been gobbled by this colour game.
The engineer is protected by the power-that-be that’s why his racket thrives,” a source said.
Calling the attention of Police Regional Office 1’s Chief Supt. Ericson Talavera Velasquez.
A member of the House of Representatives would not give me a straight answer if she would climb the stage of  Candidate A when the latter started his stump around the province. She gave the same answer to me when I asked her if she would be in the stage of rival Candidate B if he started his whistle-stop in the District during the 45 days campaign period.
We will see,” she repeatedly said.
The lawmaker said she is a friend of Candidate A and his wife.
“We will talk about it later”.
What I learned was Candidate A got all the national parties to support his bid while Candidate B got all the mayors in the District.
Was the lady solon diligently sizing up the political landscape before she joins the stump of Candidate A in her District?

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