Pres Duterte declares lotto, other PCSO games illegal

lacroixlacroix Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

Duterte declares lotto, other PCSO games illegal

MANILA (2nd UPDATE)—President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night ordered the suspension of operations of all gaming schemes granted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) due to "massive corruption."

"I have today ordered the closure, the stoppage of all gaming schemes sa... whatever nature, however done, that got the franchises to do from the PCSO. The ground is massive corruption involving all, pati the courts who repeatedly issued injunctions to paralyze government and to allow corruption to thrive," he said in a special message uploaded on the Presidential Communications Operations Office's Facebook page.

Duterte ordered the police and military to enforce his order to shut down all PCSO gambling operations such as lotto, Peryahan ng Bayan, small town lottery (STL), and Keno.

"Wala ako magawa. I have to do it. I will not honor transactions that are clearly on the side of, you know, scheming people, Republic of the Philippines, of the money due it. Puro dayaan lahat. At 'yung mga kontrata ay parang crafted in favor of corruption and to favor other corporations and people. I will not allow it," he said.

The president gave law enforcers 24 hours starting tomorrow, Saturday to stop the gaming activities operated, licensed and franchised by PCSO, which he now declared as illegal.

"I am ordering the PNP [Philippine National Police], PNP Chief [Oscar] Albayalde, to arrest anybody, and goes also for the military, si [Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Benjamin] Madrigal, to arrest people engaged in gambling activities in connection with the franchises, licenses, concessions granted by the PCSO," he said.

Duterte also said he will not honor any court order in their investigation on the alleged massive corruption in the PCSO.

"Irrespective of the, yung mga sinabi ko na na court order enjoining everybody to stop or not to do or what not to do, especially government. Hindi ako papayag ng ganoon. And I said I will not honor anything there. Everybody has to stop," he said.

Duterte said he was left with no choice because PCSO asked for it.

"You've offered something to tie the people, allowing gambling and maybe it can help in the economic activity because money goes around. But if you f*** government, that's something else. Talagang kayo ang nanghingi. Ibibigay ko sa inyo," he said.

'IN DUE TIME'

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the chief executive will identify those involved in alleged PCSO corruption in due time.

"Papangalanan lahat nila 'yan. Sa ngayon kino-collate pa... pinaiimbestigahan ng mabuti. Ayaw niyang magkamali," he said over DZMM Teleradyo's Moonlight Serenade.

(He will name everyone involved in the corruption. They are still collating it. He wants it thoroughly investigated. He doesn't want to make a mistake.)

Meanwhile, those seeking financial assistance for medical or health-related cases can ask for help from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), Office of the President or other government agencies, Panelo said.

"Kung ipapatigil, ibig sabihin, walang papasok na pera maliban sa dating pera. Meron pa naman tayong PAGCOR at sa ibang ahensiya ng gobyerno," he said.

(If the operations are stopped, money won't come in, except for those already raised. We still have PAGCOR and other government agencies.)

Panelo also said there won't be a draw for Saturday's lotto—Grand Lotto 6/55 and Lotto 6/42—since the president ordered the immediate closure of all activities.

Duterte appointed in June 2019 Cebu City police chief Police Co. Royina Garma as the new general manager of the state gaming regulator.

Garma replace retired Marine general Alexander Balutan, who was fired in March "due to serious allegations of corruption."

Balutan drew controversy in 2018 over a supposedly lavish PCSO Christmas party, where the agency spent about P6 million.

Proceeds from lotto ticket sales also went down in Feb. 2019, registering only P1.59 billion in sales compared to the same period last year with P2.61 billion



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  • XanaxXanax Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kawawa naman ang aking tito, nagpa-franchise ng anim na lotto outlet sa aming probinsya. Isinanla ang lote at house nila tapos walang pang 3 months yung operation, aray ko... saklap
  • joerizjoeriz Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited July 27
    How can corruptions make the Lotto illegal? Corruptions make the people making money out of it criminals, go after them. But the Lotto, illegal? How can a legalized operation, suddenly become illegal?
    Isn't the Lotto operations approved by the Court

    Is there something bigger that is being covered up by this declaration? Is this just another distract ion?

  • gotcha2gotcha2 You dont have to believe me PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Mga frankisa, wag mag alala. Ibabalik din yan. Ipapasa lang ni Digong sa kumpare nya.
    Di ba yong PhilWeb naging illegal, bumaba yong stocks. Bwala.... sinong bumili?
    Yong oligarch Greggy Araneta

  • Zep_TepiZep_Tepi Carpe Diem PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Hindi kasama pagcor sa ban ni Duterte. So ang mga sugarol lilipat  doon. Philweb is duly licensed by pagcor, so sila makikinabang dito. 
  • pollywogpollywog ...just because PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It appears that there is a grand conspiracy among the major players and enforcers of these government- sanctioned gaming activities and enterprises to cheat the government of its rightful shares, depriving therefore the masses of our people of receiving basic services needed by them.

    The President is outraged by the discovery of the plunderous machinations of these scoundrels whose insatiable greed is infinite and beyond redemption.

  • pollywogpollywog ...just because PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Take note of the year: 1994 to 2016







  • C.I.C.C.IC.I.C.C.I Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    doesn’t the proceeds of PCSO go to social funding of the president ?
  • gotcha2gotcha2 You dont have to believe me PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Between BOC and PCSO, sinong pinaka corrupt?


    Ibibigay lang yan sa chinese

  • gotcha2gotcha2 You dont have to believe me PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited July 27
    Balikan natin ang nakaraan
    =================



    Ex-PNP, Marine generals appointed PCSO chair, general manager

    INQUIRER.net / 02:45 PM September 12, 2016

    Update

    The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has a new chairman, in the person of a former police general.

    President Rodrigo Duterte, who said he wanted a “killer” to head the supposedly corrupt agency, on Monday named former police director Jose Jorge Corpuz as the new PCSO chairman.

    Corpuz will replace Erineo Maliksi, who was charged with graft over the extension of contracts for the lease of lottery terminals without public bidding.

    “PCSO is a corrupt agency. I am looking for a killer to head this agency,” Duterte said in a speech during an environmental summit in Davao City last August. “Yang mga pabingo-bingo na ‘yan, hawak ng ano…‘yung lotto pati jueteng, ginanun nila…that is the racket (Those bingo games that they hold, the lotto and ‘jueteng’… that is the rachet).”

    Maliksi stopped reporting for work in August out of “delicadeza” for the new chief being eyed by Duterte and who had not been named then. The President had issued a memorandum circular ordering presidential appointees in the past administration to submit their courtesy resignations.

    Duterte also appointed former Marine Major Gen. Alexander Balutan as PCSO general manager, replacing Jose Ferdinand Rojas II. Balutan was earlier tapped to head the Bureau of Corrections.

    Corpuz and Balutan will take their oaths with other newly appointed government officials on Monday, 2:30 p.m., at Heroes Hall in Malacañang.

    The PCSO was plagued with alleged corrupt activities during the term of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who had been accused of misusing P366 million in intelligence funds. JE/rga


  • gotcha2gotcha2 You dont have to believe me PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Natawa lang talaga ako dito sa mga sipsip na PNP. May picture taking pa.


    Image may contain 4 people people standing
    ~ctto~

    In the realm of showy idiots, they had to "physically close" such lotto outlets to show they were following the Head Idiot's order, when all that was necessary to close a lotto outlet was:

    • stop all lotto draws by making a televised announcement and;
    • unplug the national server for Lotto, Keno and other PCSO games;
    • presto, no tickets, the outlet will close.

    Do you think anybody will pay for a P24.00 lotto without the ticket showing the bettor's number combo? No. Same with Keno and Sweepstakes tickets.

    But like l said, we live in the realm of the overly idiotic.
  • pollywogpollywog ...just because PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    C.I.C.C.I said:
    doesn’t the proceeds of PCSO go to social funding of the president ?


    COA calls out PCSO for P8-B unremitted earnings


    MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) over its continued refusal to remit to the national treasury 50 percent of annual earnings as required by law, noting that the state gaming firm’s unremitted earnings or dividends stand at P8.426 billion as of 2016.





  • dinky207dinky207 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I just don't see who benefits from this.  now government will get zero, and thousands will lose their jobs .  But Cory did the same thing.  sales are down because they tax both the ticket and the prize .USA taxes the prize, but no other country  taxes the ticket price 
       of the 24 pesos you might net only 8, compared to net of 11 when tickets were 20.  
  • Plantation BoyPlantation Boy Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Better...abolish any gambling! They all corrupt anything touched by gambling. Close all casinos, too. Make the Pilipinos work for honest living. Making gambling as a retirement option is a fool's dream! Lotto is a game for losers - 1 grand prize winner and the rest of million players are losers!
  • buddywbuddyw Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Duterte pabor sa jueteng


    MANILA, Philippines — “Sa pagitan ng droga at jueteng, kailangan lang mamili kung ano ang lesser evil sa dalawa”.

    Ito ang sinabi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at mas pipiliin niya na umiral ang jueteng (illegal numbers game) kaysa sa illegal drugs.

    Inamin ni Pangulong Duterte na kapag ipinatigil niya ang operasyon ng jueteng ay mapapalitan ito ng kalakaran ng iligal na droga.

    Ayon din sa Pangu­lo, ang sugal na jueteng ay pinakamaganda na networking na maituturing niyang matagumpay na walang sabit na hindi katulad ng nangyari sa mga miyembro ng Kapa Community Ministry.

    Idinagdag pa ng Pa-ngulo, habang hindi pa umano kaya ng ekonomiya ng bansa na maglapag ng pagkain sa mesa ng bawat pamilya ay hahayaan muna niya ang sistema ng jueteng kung saan naroon ang pera.

    “Maski sinong Presidente ilagay mo dito, for as long as the economy does not rea­lly provide food on the table for so many families, hayaan mo na lang ‘yan. At least ang pera doon… Kasi hindi ko talaga rin kaya. At pagkasinira ko ‘yan, ang papalit sa apparatus niyan, droga. So choose between the lesser evil,” pagwawakas ng chief executive.



  • gotcha2gotcha2 You dont have to believe me PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    gotcha2 said:

    Natawa lang talaga ako dito sa mga sipsip na PNP. May picture taking pa.


    Image may contain 4 people people standing
    ~ctto~

    In the realm of showy idiots, they had to "physically close" such lotto outlets to show they were following the Head Idiot's order, when all that was necessary to close a lotto outlet was:

    • stop all lotto draws by making a televised announcement and;
    • unplug the national server for Lotto, Keno and other PCSO games;
    • presto, no tickets, the outlet will close.

    Do you think anybody will pay for a P24.00 lotto without the ticket showing the bettor's number combo? No. Same with Keno and Sweepstakes tickets.

    But like l said, we live in the realm of the overly idiotic.


    The PNP wasted their time looking like fools shutting down Lotto outlets when all they had to do was shut down the central server.

  • 1delaX1delaX Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    That is how it works in the news industry. Pictures and news go hand in hand. It is simply for visual impact.

    #naive
  • gotcha2gotcha2 You dont have to believe me PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited July 27

    Nakakatawa itong mga Pulis nag papa photo ops pa sa pagsara ng lotto outlet at nilalagyan pa nila ng sticker..hehehe common sense sinong [email protected]@ at [email protected] ang mag ooperate na lotto outlet eh sino magbobola ng lotto numbers?

    Eh hindi naman sila naka online dahil sarado pcso..Sabi pa ni Albayalde bantayan daw baka magbukas..diba dapat ang bantayan nila yung opisina at baka biglang mag live sa TV at magbola ng lotto?

    Sobrang sips1p si General..sobrang pagsipsip ni albayalde umaga pa lang sila na mismo nagasasara ng mga outlet para ano?

    General Tiago, kahit hindi mo na isara mga outlet kusa na itong sarado dahil hindi sila makakapag online at sarado ang pcso may pa picture picture pa kayo sa media

    :lol:


  • EgozumEgozum Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

     Paano na yong humihingi ng tulong pang hospital bills at DIALYSIS? Saan na maka hingi ng tulong? Direct na sa president?

  • EgozumEgozum Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    POGOS--ILLEGAL in China, but ALLOWED to operate in the Philippines is also reeks of corruption, due to uncollected and unpaid back taxes for several years and the employment of ILLEGAL Chinese working in such places without permits and licences...should also be Shutdown like PCSO.

  • pollywogpollywog ...just because PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Magaling talaga si Digong. Street-smart and shrewd.

    Ngayon hindi na tayo maga-gago ng Malaysian-controlled PGMC/Berjaya Corporation at SM Group-controlled Pacific Online Systems Corp. sa lotto equipment supply contract. Nawala ang kanilang "unwarranted benefit" at undue advantage. More than two decades na sila tubong lugaw dyan sa lotto equipment lease agreement (ELA) nila since time ni FVR na hindi na-bid out yan, negotiated contract yan ng mga FVR boys...

    Pati yang mga bagong STL operators na pinasok ni Balutan ng mga PMA mistah nya na more than P5 billion and growing ang utang sa PCSO.



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