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POGOs were previously sanctioned for not paying taxes
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Pagcor allows POGOs to continue operating, but with only a minimal number of workers
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'Under my oath of office as President of the Republic, as elected by you, 'yang POGO na 'yan, malinis 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) Are there undercover Chinese military agents among POGO workers entering the country? Military and intelligence community sources say they've been here all along.
'You cannot be burning the entire house just because there are so many rats there,' says Panelo of the President's decision to keep POGOs despite alleged crime links
Halimbawa ito ng gangster mentality ng mga opisyal natin na nag-aasam ng mabilis na kita kapalit ng ating katinuan at kaluluwa
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte's decision is also based on the need to fund government projects
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Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also says the President's decision to suspend lotto operations in 2019 – widely criticized as done in haste – should not be compared to his perceived slow action on calls to suspend POGO operations
PNP deputy director for operations Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar says the increase in crime is related to the number of Chinese who have arrived here
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is verifying a raw report from Senator Panfilo Lacson that up to 3,000 members of China’s military are in the Philippines on an ‘immersion mission’
'The social problems that POGO has brought to our country is not worth the relocation fees that you earn for Pagcor. Let me tell you that right in your face,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Villagers say it's suspicious that a new firing range has popped up near their club house as droves of able-bodied Chinese nationals move into their neighborhood
The Chinese embassy says criminal cases in the country involving its citizens are only 'isolated incidents'
The Senate probes alleged money laundering, crimes, and other nefarious activities associated with POGO operations
'That's why there is some tolerance. Takot sila eh. Hindi nila alam. 'May deal ba si boss dito? May deal ba ang Presidente dito? Pinagbibigyan niya itong mga ito',' says Senator Richard Gordon
(UPDATE) Here's a rundown of issues hounding the opaque Philippine offshore gaming operations industry
(UPDATED) ‘Hindi ‘nyo po talaga ako makukumbinse na okay ang POGO para sa Pasig City,’ says the mayor as he warns his own bureaucracy against ‘negotiating’ with illegal business operators
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There are reports that China has canceled the passports of thousands of Chinese working for Philippine offshore gaming operators
'Kakapal ng mukha!' Indignant at owners of a permit-less restaurant, the Pasig mayor offers to help the Bureau of Immigration track down and deport illegal workers and businessmen in the city.
Synchronization Anywhere for You Incorporated is the first POGO firm to be padlocked by the Bureau of Internal Revenue
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Does the President exempt Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, a former Davao police chief, from accountability for the bribery scheme that let illegal Chinese workers slip into the country?
Whistleblower Allison Chiong says immigration officers in NAIA Terminal 1 receive as much as P20,000 a week in the bribery scheme
President Rodrigo Duterte found 'probable cause' to investigate allegations that immigration officers have taken bribes to let illegal Chinese workers slip into the country, says his spokesman
Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval says the officials 'were removed from their posts due to command responsibility' while the BI investigates the alleged 'pastillas' scheme for arriving POGO workers
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In a modus called 'pastillas,' POGOs pay P10,000 per person and provide free lunch to get VIP treatment
(UPDATED) The senator confronts immigration officials at a hearing after an informant alleges that the entry of POGO employees is facilitated for P10,000 per person
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