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Rosario Uriarte, Fatima Valdes, and Jose Taruc were all charged, and then later cleared, of plunder over the P365-million intelligence fund scam
President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message
Do you have what it takes to be a Binibini?
'I really felt they trusted in my vision and allowed me to represent the Philippines in the best that I could,' says Catriona of Bb Pilipinas which has lost the Miss Universe franchise
Here's a look back at the highlights of the Miss Universe franchise under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc
Binibining Pilipinas will still hold 'most prestigious beauty pageant' in PH despite losing Miss Universe crown
After 55 years, the Miss Universe license is no longer with the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc
Angat Buhay and its partner organizations donate sacks of rice, hygiene kits, and an undisclosed amount of financial assistance to typhoon-hit areas in the region
Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup is named national director of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization
BPCI says the parents of the Miss Grand International 2019 bet secured her Philippine passport through a 'fixer'
The House appropriations committee asks for PCSO's legal basis for supporting Malasakit Centers, a pet project of Senator Bong Go. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman says he has received complaints about Bicol Malasakit Centers.
The President's order will be effective once the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office releases the new implementing rules and regulations of small town lottery
‘Why do you criticize me? It's my prerogative. It is not prohibited by law,’ President Rodrigo Duterte tells Senator Richard Gordon
Senator Panfilo Lacson says these STL fronts did not remit billions in revenues to PCSO
COA's findings in its 2018 annual audit report that PCSO has not remitted P8.4 billion is a 'reiteration' of its previous reports
A 2018 PCSO audit report says 57 STL agents and 45 authorized agent corporations did not remit revenues to the agency for 2017 and 2018, resulting in shortfalls
The suspension on lotto operations has since been lifted, 4 days after Duterte’s order
By 2018, the PCSO has failed to remit to the national government dividends worth P8.4 billion
(UPDATED) But other types of gaming operations like small town lottery and Peryahan ng Bayan will remain closed indefinitely, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Senator Richard Gordon says his committee will look into 'conflict of interest' allegations against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and also President Rodrigo Duterte's shutdown of PCSO gaming operations
'If it's legal, you don't have to put down in writing,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
It all started with a Lucas Bersamin ponencia in 2016 that created a domino effect in clearing all 10 officials in the P365-million intelligence fund scam
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo downplays the plight of poor Filipinos who depend on PCSO medical subsidies, expressing confidence that they are 'creative' enough to weather trials since they are 'used to harship'
CHED and the PSC are among the government agencies that benefit from the revenue of the PCSO, whose gaming operations President Rodrigo Duterte recently shut down
(UPDATED) As in many of his previous impactful policies, the shutdown is not supported by a written order, which makes it hard to legally challenge its validity
'Do not underestimate the human spirit of Filipinos. 'Pag may dumadating na storm or anumang sakuna, or anong bagsak sa ating buhay, nakakaahon naman tayo,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo of the displaced workers
The Supreme Court orders trial courts across the country to submit reports on the status of all cases involving the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
The Department of Labor and Employment adds workers may apply for unemployment insurance from the Social Security System
President Rodrigo Duterte's surprise order is borne of his frustration over supposedly corrupt PCSO personnel resisting their transfers to other sectors, says an insider
Have you received assistance from the PCSO?
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office assures the public that medical assistance will continue ‘unless otherwise instructed’
Listed firm Pacific Online says it still has no information on the suspension of PCSO gaming operations beyond public statements of President Rodrigo Duterte and the PCSO
(UPDATED) 'There are several ways of giving directives. And verbal directive is one. That’s binding,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
If PCSO establishments in Manila operate, they will no longer just go against President Duterte's order, they will also be illegally operating without the proper permits
'Instead of wasting their time in closing down lotto outlets, bakit 'di nila pagdiskitahan habulin at hulihin ang mga nasa wanted list nila, o 'yung mga insidente ng patayan sa Negros?' says Senator Nancy Binay
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra orders an NBI probe and says PCSO games may not resume until the investigation is done
The Philippine National Police in Northern Mindanao closes 1,386 small town lotteries, 208 lotto establishments, and 306 Peryahan ng Bayan
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
(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
(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde joins the operations
(UPDATED) 'I said all gaming activities, gambling, that got their franchise from government through PCSO are, as of today, suspended or terminated because of massive corruption,' the President says in a televised message
Has the Filipino tradition of gift-giving and treating friends and family gone too far?
'The Board of Directors of the PCSO has no authority to condone or waive valid claims by the PCSO,' says the Commission on Audit
Royina Garma says she has opted for early retirement from police service to take up the post as a civilian
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says no one won the Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot worth P30 million
The total death toll from the earthquake has reached 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Malacañang says President Duterte's office received the resignation letter of PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan only after the Palace announcement that he was fired
'Career for me is just temporary but character is lifetime...even beyond my grave,' says sacked PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan
(UPDATED) But a PCSO spokesman insists Balutan 'opted to resign for personal reasons'
The Miss Universe Organization also says it will be working with Chavit Singson's group
A lone bettor who bought his ticket in SM City Cebu wins the P239-million Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot