MANILA, Philippines – Elements of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), together with ABS-CBN’s “XXX”, conducted a raid on an illegal boxing tournament held in a basketball court in Barangay Damayan, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City.
Police Inspector Emmanuel Gomez of the raiding team said the underground fight club promotes illegal gambling, thus violating P.D. 1602 or gambling laws.
A source interviewed by ABS-CBN’s “XXX” revealed that betting goes from P5,000 to more than P10,000. The winner of the fight usually takes 10% of the pot money.
Participants of the illegal sport are mostly minors, reports said.
Gomez said the operators of the tournament will face charges in violation of P.D. 1602 and alarm and scandal.