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Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim personally smashes seized "videokarera" machines with mallet, says they "distract youth from studies"
Inquirer.net reports that Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, using a mallet, literally smashed 15 “videokarera” (virtual horse racing) machines that were seized by authorities in Tondo, Pandacan, Sampaloc and Binondo last month. The report quoted Lim as saying that a videokarera machine “distracts the youth from their studies.” “The confiscation of the machines is an important accomplishment in our campaign against criminality,” he added.
Published on: May 8, 2012 - 12:15pm

Inquirer.net reports that Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, using a mallet, literally smashed 15 “videokarera” (virtual horse racing) machines that were seized by authorities in Tondo, Pandacan, Sampaloc and Binondo last month. The report quoted Lim as saying that a videokarera machine “distracts the youth from their studies.” “The confiscation of the machines is an important accomplishment in our campaign against criminality,” he added.

 


Chief Inspector Mar Reyes, head of the Manila City Hall Public Assistance, reportedly said the machines had to be destroyed because these could still be recycled should these be left intact. He said appropriate charges have been filed against the operators and owners of the confiscated units.

 


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4 Comments
  • ManilaGirl
    AS usual,he is the working mayor.Id rather have an utak pulis instead of an utak plunderer or utak talangka.It's not a theatrical gimmick,its routine for him cause he usually does this things even without cameras around.He has done a lot for manila.
    May 09 2012 @ 04:50am     Reply  
  • yago
    ...he's at it again...another theatrical gimmick from the "one-time-big-time-action" mayor... after that, he is bound to just sit and do nothing...
    May 08 2012 @ 07:39pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    It's also an open secret that bad coppers are protectors or are in cahoots operating this videokarera racket. Smashing these machines wielding a mallet is photo-op central, indeed, but if he's serious at all eradicating it, he has to go to the source, and snuff that one out, too.
    May 08 2012 @ 06:31pm     Reply  
  • Erap
    Utak pulis talaga...
    May 08 2012 @ 12:58pm     Reply  
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