Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Baham Mitra reveals the team is now building a case against persons involved in alleged game-fixing activities that happened in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup.

/ 15 May 2021

Mitra bared that persons involved in the controversial alleged game-fixing activities during the game between Siquijor and Lapu-Lapu City may be sued with criminal cases. 

The investigation regarding the ridiculous match that happened last April 14 is about to be concluded by the agency’s Anti-Illegal Gambling Unit under Ret. Brigadier Gen. Florendo Quibeyen, says Mitra.

Mitra added they also will be coordinating with the Criminal Investigation and Detention Group (CIDG) and the Anti-Cybercrime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Maraming allegations ng game-fixing. Maraming bali-balita. Maraming alingasngas. Pero eto na yata ang panahon na meron talagang makakasuhan,” Mitra bared during a press conference on Friday.

Sa ngayon, sinisigurado namin na maganda ‘yung mga ebidensya at ‘yung mga witness ay maaring magbigay saysay at tulong sa imbestigasyon,” he continued.

The game occurred with a strange match that saw several players on both sides suspiciously missing out on free throws, layups, and open shots. 

Following the game, the organization expelled Siquijor from the league and punished several players from Lapu-Lapu City with suspensions and fines.

Mitra said they are working on a strong case against the alleged perpetrators and are now gathering evidence and testimonies before presenting it to the court. 

“It’s just a matter of time. These people should be given a lesson. Ayoko lang unahan but there is a big probability that their licenses will be revoked,” he said.

“We assure everybody that we are digging deeper into it and what we have is substantial in the eyes of the judges,” he added.