The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said that there will be no out-of-court settlement made in the case involving alleged illegal swertres operation of PF3 Enterprises, a Bohol Tres (STL-Bohol) operator.
According to NBI-Bohol executive officer Atty. Arcelito Albao, they will push through with the case filed against PF3 Enterprises amid claims that the establishment ran a legal operation.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office small town lottery coordinator Abraham Urubio and PCSO-Bohol manager Rober Cinco had explained to authorities that PF3â€™s operations were legitimate.
However, Albao pointed out that other than the acceptance of bets for the national swertres draw, which the NBI officer said is illegal based on PF3â€™s franchise, the establishment also did not make use of point of sale machines.
The devices were supposedly needed to determine the operationâ€™s daily income, he said.
“Huwaton nalang nato og unsay mahitabo sa kaso nga among gi-file. Akong klaruhon, walay settlement nga mahitabo,â€ said Albao in front of PCSO and PF3 officials and members of media.
Meanwhile, a separate case will be filed against the PF3 employee who was at the Bohol Tres outlet during an NBI raid of the establishment on April 18.
The PF3â€™s monitoring personnel was allegedly caught in possession of a high-powered firearm when the search warrant was implemented in Barangay Taloto, Tagbilaran City.