Posts Tagged POGO

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...

Bill seeking to impose clear tax rates for POGOs pushed in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday said he has filed a bill seeking to impose a 30 percent income tax and five percent franchise tax on...

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...

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...

BIR closes two branches of POGO service provider over tax violations

Robie de Guzman   •   October 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday (Oct. 17) said it has shut down two offices of a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) service provider for...

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...

DILG, LGUs urged to revoke business permits of POGOs evading tax fees

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday called on the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and local government units (LGU) to support the Finance department’s move...

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