La Trinidad Women’s Brigade Opposes E-bingo
July 4, 2015
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The La Trinidad Women’s Brigade is against the operation of e bingo in this valley claiming that this will only lead to problems in the family and the community.
“Nakakasira ito ng pamilya, apektado ang pag-aaral ng mga bata, ang mga kalalakihan, imbes na umuwi na mate-tempt pa na maglaro sa pag-aakalang ito ay pandagdag kita pero sa kalaunan ito pala ay dagdag gastos”, said Mila Bingcola, the group’s president.
Their efforts at helping keep peace and order might be also be jeopardized, she added. The La Trinidad women brigade is composed of 50 women volunteers who partner with local police teams do nightly patrol around five pilot barangays namely Balili, Betag, Poblacion, Pico and Puguis.
Residents and concerned groups have filed a petition to stop the plan of Cabahug Gaming Enterprise to establish an electronic bingo in this town.
The La Trinidad Sangguniang Bayan did not oppose the proposal of the company citing that national government does not object to it and at least this form of gambling is contained in a specific area. It should not create noise, and minors are not allowed, it added.
But they said they do not disregard the sentiments of those who are against it. “Maganda ang may petition para maipakita ang mga maaaring negatibong epekto nito. What we will do as officials is we will ask the proponent how they can allay the apprehensions of the people.”
La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda said she is against the e-bingo operation “because we might develop the culture of gambling where people will risk everything in the hope that they will win.”/JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR