Tag: Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs)

Jinggoy worried rich POGO backers might ‘control politics’ in PH

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jose ‘’Jinggoy’’ Ejercito Estrada fears that rich nationals in the multi-billion-peso Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) industry ’’might or they can control the politics here in our country.’’ ‘’Kayang kaya nila sa laki ng kinikita nila yan (They can do this because of the huge profits they rake in), Estrada said in…
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Deport illegal POGO workers, BI dared

(THE MANILA TIMES) SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada challenged the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to deport within two months about 48,800 Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) workers whose visas have been revoked. “Our challenge to the BI is for them to ensure the implementation of these illegal aliens within the 59 days designated period and not…
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Jinggoy to BI: Immediately deport POGO workers whose visas were cancelled

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday, October 3 took to task the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in deporting the 48, 782 foreign employees of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) whose license to operate have been revoked by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR). As of now, the BI has begun processing the visa…
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Statement on the VISA cancellation of 48,782 POGO workers

The move of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is aligned with my earlier pronouncement urging for a crackdown on illegal or unlicensed offshore gaming operations in the country. There are no economic gains whatsoever in the continuing stay of unlicensed POGOs and their workers insofar as the government is concerned.  It would be unfair, to…
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WATCH | Press Briefing: POGOs, DepEd’s “splitting of contracts”, Commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law

Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, in a presser on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, vowed to dig deeper into the Department of Education’s (DepEd) alleged practice of “splitting of contracts” among select suppliers of the agency. He also answered questions on the upcoming commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines.

WATCH | ANC: PH Senator Jinggoy Estrada weighs in on POGOs, 50th Martial Law anniversary

ANC Soundbytes: Philippine Senator Jinggoy Estrada weighs in on offshore gaming operators in the country, and the 50th anniversary of Martial Law tomorrow.

Revilla, Estrada urge gov’t to only shutdown erring POGOs that do not comply with PH laws

Two senators on Tuesday, September 20 cautioned the government against imposing a total shutdown of the entire Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) industry saying it should only close down those that do not comply with the country’s laws. “I don’t believe that shutting down the entire POGO industry is the solution we need in addressing…
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3 senators back POGO

(Daily Tribune) At least three senators rejected the proposal to prohibit Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, citing its contributions to the Philippine economy. Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Ramon “Bong” Revilla, and Robinhood “Robin” Padilla said the total shutdown of POGOs in the country is not the solution to the recent increase in kidnapping cases in the country.…
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