“I have been to many provinces and people became rich because of jueteng. Let’s not be hypocrites. Politicians allow jueteng because they get extra money from this and jueteng gives livelihood to some.”
— Ifugao police director
“This is a command that we mandate you, the PNP (Philippine National Police) to follow. In Ifugao, the politicians are united against jueteng. Mayor Tennenan (Lamut), Cattiling (Alfonso Lista), Cuyahon (Kiangan), and Cabbigat (Lagawe) said they support the fight against jueteng.
“So the police have to follow these directives or else we will report to the higher command that the police are powerless to fight jueteng. And we will call for the ouster of those who cannot enforce this mandate.”
— Ifugao Governor Teddy Baguilat
Note: Above quotes were made during the recent meeting of the Ifugao Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC).