Archbishop agrees to identify bribe recipients in Philippines betting scandal
Catholic World News - September 16, 2010
A retired archbishop in the Philippines has agreed to give the names the government officials who are, he says, taking bribes from the operators of illegal gambling ventures.
Archbishop Oscar Cruz, who has led a crusade against the power of the jueteng gambling rackets that have thrived illegally in the Philippines, said that he would speak with lawmakers in a closed session “and I will tell them everything I know.”
The archbishop had recently charged that several bishops were also taking payments from the jueteng operators. His public statement implied that he would name those bishops as well.
The jueteng industry has thrived despite laws against the games, prompting widespread complaints that many government officials have been taking bribes to ignore or protect the illegal gambling.
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