Tag: Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs)

Senators see Pogos as nat’l security threat: ‘Shut them down, deport them’

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Chiz Escudero on Thursday expressed support for Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr.’s call to stop the operation of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) near military bases in the country. But while he backed Teodoro’s view, Escudero emphasized that all illegal Pogo operations must be stopped. “I agree with Sec.…
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Statement calling for a crackdown on illegal POGOs in PH

Aside from security concerns raised on POGO operations near our military bases, reports on some 250 others operating without licenses should prompt our concerned authorities to conduct a crackdown on these illegal entities. Kung may sapat na impormasyon na ang PAGCOR tungkol dito, huwag na sana silang magpatumpik-tumpik pa sa pagpapasara ng mga ilegal o…
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Senator urges probe to know who’s behind Porac POGO hub

(GMA NEWS) Senator Lito Lapid on Tuesday called for an investigation into the people behind the raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) hub in Porac, Pampanga. “Nararapat na magsagawa ng masusing imbestigasyon upang malaman kung sino ang mga taong tunay na nagmamay-ari ng mga lupa at mga building na ginagamit sa POGO at ang kompanyang…
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‘Hindi dapat balewalain’: Jinggoy calls for deeper probe on ‘PLA uniforms’ in POGO raid

(POLITIKO) Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada believes that the Chinese military uniforms found at a raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) is added proof of the scams being conducted by the facility. “Whether genuine or mere props, the pieces of alleged People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms found in the raided POGO hub in…
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On alleged Chinese army uniforms found in Porac POGO hub

Whether genuine or mere props, the pieces of alleged People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms found in the raided POGO hub in Porac, Pampanga serve as a strong indication that the extent of scams perpetrated by these unscrupulous individuals is beyond comprehension. Authorities investigating this POGO hub should thoroughly examine the extent of operations carried out…
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Senators renew call to ban POGOs after Porac raid yields PLA uniforms

(PTV NEWS) Senators on Tuesday reiterated their call to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country after the discovery of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms in a recently-raided POGO facility in Porac, Pampanga. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, in a Viber message to reporters, said the presence of PLA uniforms raises concerns about national security.…
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Jinggoy wants stricter policies on delayed filing of birth certificates

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Tuesday, June 4 pushed for the  bill  that would strengthen the system of filing of birth certificates in the country, noting how delayed registration of such documents have been abused.  Estrada said passage into law of Senate Bill No. 2703 or the proposed “Delayed Registration of Birth Act”…
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Alice Guo claims she’s unaware of business partner’s criminal records

(PANAY NEWS) MANILA – Bamban, Tarlac’s Mayor Alice Guo on Wednesday claimed she was unaware of the criminal records of her foreign business partners, as previously revealed by Sen. Risa Hontiveros. According to Guo, she only learned of the criminal records of her previous co-incorporators in Baofu Compound through a social media post of Hontiveros…
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Guo’s live-in partner runs illegal Pogos; he’s also a public official, says Estrada

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada alleged on Wednesday that controversial Mayor Alice Guo’s live-in partner, who happens to be a public official, is managing the operations of illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) in Bamban, Tarlac. “I heard from a very reliable source that the operation of Pogo in her…
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Senator says Guo’s live-in partner runs POGO; mayor says she has no boyfriend

(ABS-CBN NEWS) MANILA — Bamban Mayor Alice Guo on Monday said she was single after a senator claimed that she has a live-in partner with ties to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).  Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada earlier in the day said he received information that Guo’s partner supposedly manages POGO operations.  Guo denied that she is in…
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