Resigned DILG Usec. Rico Puno claimed all the charges against him are outright lies. Against that claim are the following facts: 1st, jueteng is going on unchecked. Director General Nicanor Bartolome admitted that.
2nd, Puno is in-charge of the PNP.
3rd, the PNP admits it has been unable to eradicate jueteng. Protection is going on. Sen. Lacson said it is P2-3 million for a PNP Regional Director, P500,000-P1 million for a Provincial Director
Better late than never. As soon as President Aquino assumed office in 2010, the issue of jueteng came up. The PCSO accepted the fact that the Small Town Lottery was a convenient cover for jueteng. It was also reported that STL proceeds have gone down by as much as 90%.
So it was announced that STL had to go. PCSO announced the substitution of new numbers game called Loterya ng Bayan.