THE DAVAO Police Regional Office (PRO-11) is undertaking a crackdown anew on cops suspected to be protecting illegal gambling activities. Chief Supt. Marcelo C. Morales, PRO-11 director, warned that they will “keep on arresting the people behind it (illegal gambling)” although the identities of the suspected dirty cops have yet to be firmed up. Last week, five people involved in the operation of an illegal numbers game were arrested in Davao City and Davao del Sur. Under now retired Chief Supt. Manuel R. Gaerlan, Mr. Morales’ predecessor, several police officers in the region were relieved from their posts, including two in Davao del Norte, after an ultimatum for local police to stop illegal gambling failed. Among the illegal games in the region are the “Last Two,” which is based on the winning numbers of the government-operated numbers game, and unauthorized cockfights. Mr. Morales also appealed to the public to stop patronizing these illegal activities. — Carmelito Q. Francisco