Puno said the act of approaching him to talk about jueteng did not mean a crime was committed. “No it’s not a violation. They were not even offering me anything. They just wanted to talk to me,” he said.
He said he knew jueteng was the point of the invitations for a meeting because the emissaries mentioned that they were sent by people who Puno knew were jueteng operators “from northern Luzon to Southern Tagalog, from Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5.”
“I felt a little insulted,” Puno said. “Because they know how close I am to the President and they know that if I agreed to something like that, it’s the President who would get hit,” he said. “I just tell them that is not part of our mandate.”
Puno said he told the emissaries that the Aquino administration was taking steps to legalize jueteng through Small Town Lottery (STL).
Okey, so there. Puno admitted knowing these people who approached him are involved in illegal jueteng operations, WHY DID HE NOT ORDER THEIR ARRESTS?
The very first thing for someone to do is place these emisaries under surveillance. If, as Puno said that it is not part of the mandate of the DILG to tolerate jueteng, then, why did he encouraged these jueteng operators through their emisaries to just "go legal"?
For Puno though, that is NOT THE MATWID NA DAAN.
Wow. Where are we really headed now?
ANOTHER ADMISSION FROM PUNO--HE KNEW THE EMISSARIES WHO APPROACHED HIM WERE MEN OF JUETENG OPERATORS "from NORTHERN LUZON to SOUTHERN TAGALOG, from Regions 2,3,4 and 5"