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Duterte lifts ban on small town lottery but with conditions

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:05 PM

The President's order will be effective once the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office releases the new implementing rules and regulations of small town lottery

STL BAN TO BE LIFTED. A huge streamer of presidents order is seen outside of the PCSO Main Office at Saw Bldg. in Mandaluyong City on Monday. Justice Secretary Menardo Gueverra said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will look into the alleged irregularities in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), after President Rodrigo Duterte's verbal order late Friday evening. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

TUCP asks Duterte to consider workers affected by crackdown on PCSO games

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines appeals to President Rodrigo Duterte to institute reforms in the agency as soon as possible to avoid compromising workers' livelihoods

SHUT DOWN. Members of the Philippine National Police, including NCR top cop Guillermo Eleazar (right most) immediately close PCSO establishments following President Duterte's order. NCRPO photo

PCSO to appeal Duterte order vs lotto, STL, other games

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The PCSO shall appeal to the Office of the President for the resumption of the conduct of all games,' says PCSO General Manager Royina Garma

APPEAL TO COME. PCSO General Manager Royina Garma addresses the public in a video flashed by state broadcaster PTV 4. Screenshot from PTV Facebook page

Senate to invite Bong Pineda to probe into small town lottery anomalies

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:55 PM

'It only shows na totoo nga na si Bong Pineda nag-ooperate sa Camarines Sur. Not only there but in areas na nakalista,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Senate Hearing PCSO on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aguirre asks BIR to probe Atong Ang for 'possible' tax evasion

May 03, 2017 - 10:11 AM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II makes the request after he ordered an investigation into the gaming tycoon s allegations against him and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

Aguirre orders NBI: Probe Atong Ang's allegations against me

May 02, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Department Order 267 directs the NBI to conduct investigation and case build up over the accusations of the gaming tycoon against the justice chief and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

CROSSING PATHS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II cross paths once again with gambling operator Charlie "Atong" Ang in the issue of illegal gambling.

Alvarez to PCSO: Stop small town lottery or face Ombudsman complaint

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Alam nyo wag na tayong magbolahan Naghahanap lang kayo ng justification para sa jueteng Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells the chairperson of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office during a House probe

NO TO STL. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (middle) takes to House games and amusement panel chairperson Gus Tambunting (right) during the committee's probe into illegal gambling on February 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gov't shortchanged? PCSO imposes up to P300M monthly bond on STL operators

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office starts collecting bonds February 1

Gov't to look into small town lottery operations

Jan 15, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says President Rodrigo Duterte ordered an investigation because billions of pesos are lost due to these operations

BIR files P959.9-M tax evasion charges vs STL operator

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The tax evasion case against Batangas Enhanced Technology Systems Incorporated is the first under the Duterte administration

TAX EVASION CHARGES. The Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed a tax evasion charge against a small-town lottery operator

PCSO mulls small town lottery expansion to boost funds

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:27 PM

There is an acceptable fact that gambling is a way of life ‘Di natin maaalis ito so pagkakitaan na lang says Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez who has proposed the expanded implementation of the Small Town Lottery

MONEY TALK. PSCO vice chairperson and general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II (2nd from right) faces the House Committee on Appropriations on August 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler