Thanks to our tipster who forwarded this petition asking the Sagada police to act on the gambling problem in town. Double click the image to increase its size.
In case you still have a problem viewing the photocopy, this is how it reads:
Police Inspector Eduardo Tufay
Police Department Head
Sagada Municipal Police Dept.
Re: Gambling in Sagada
As freedom-loving and concerned iSagadas, we urge you to stop the gambling operations in Sagada and save the countless families of their savings and properties.
Gambling is so rampant in the community that Saturday has been informally designated for gambling at the town center. It has also been observed that the town fiesta has become a venue for gambling activities.
Gambling operations in other municipalities have contributed to increased crime rate aside from the effects that it has on families. And these are the reasons why gambling should be stopped in Sagada.
The continued gambling operations will guarantee the ineffectivity of Philippine laws and for that matter the locally made laws/ordinances of which the police have vowed to enforce and protect. Additionally, the community moral standards that we have been teaching in the community, the school, and the church to the younger generation will also be debased.
Please heed this petition and help save Sagada.
Signed by several petitioners
We hope that the Sagada police will act favorably on this petition and effectively address the rampant gambling going on in town. Or maybe they will just sit there and pretend that there is no problem?
Personally, I believe that if a foolish man believes that he can get rich by gambling, then we should leave that man to his foolishness. But if gambling is becoming a problem in a community as it has become in Sagada and so long as there is a law that bans gambling, then government authorities have no choice but implement the law.