Posts Tagged Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators

Duterte rejects calls to shut down POGOs operations for now

Robie de Guzman   •   March 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte stood by his decision not to shut down Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) despite calls from lawmakers following the alleged influx of dirty money...

Gordon reveals he was offered P25-M bribe to stop POGO money laundering probe

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 10, 2020

Senator Richard Gordon revealed Tuesday (March 10) that someone attempted to bribe him with P25 million so he would drop the investigation on the alleged money laundering through the Philippine...

Taiwanese POGO employee seeks help after alleged abuse from Chinese employer

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 12, 2020

A Taiwanese national claims she was a victim of human trafficking after she was forced to work at a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) company. Twenty-three- year-old Taiwanese national Lai Yu...

Over 6,000 foreign nationals illegally working in POGO —DOLE

Maris Federez   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker seeks the suspension of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) in the country. Senate Committee on Labor Employment and Human Resources Development Chair Joel Villanueva...

Senate scrutinizes regulations on POGO ops amid rise of Chinese prostitution dens in Phl

Maris Federez   •   January 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate is taking on the proposal that seeks to suspend the operation of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) in the country. The move is due...

PNP urged to monitor, address rising kidnapping cases involving POGO workers

Robie de Guzman   •   December 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to closely monitor the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) following the rise of kidnappings and other crimes involving POGO...

Over 300 illegal Chinese workers arrested in Quezon City

Robie de Guzman   •   December 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday said it has apprehended more than 300 foreign nationals in a massive raid of an online gaming company on Thursday...

POGO security guard arrested for involvement in kidnapping of 2 Chinese nationals

Maris Federez   •   December 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) on Tuesday (Dec. 10) arrested a Filipino security guard involved in the kidnapping of two Chinese nationals in Las Piñas City....

Finance chief backs proposed tax on offshore gaming revenues

Robie de Guzman   •   October 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The proposal to impose a five-percent tax on revenues generated by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) and their service providers is ‘a good idea,’ Department of Finance...

BI, DOLE urged to check papers of 8,100 workers of padlocked POGO firm

Robie de Guzman   •   September 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva has urged the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to check if the 8,100 workers of a Philippine...

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