Posts Tagged POGO

Senate probe into PAGCOR’s alleged lobby for POGO’s quarantine exception sought

Robie de Guzman   •   May 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senators Francis Pangilinan and Risa Hontiveros are calling on their fellow lawmakers to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation into the alleged lobbying of the...

Malacañang denies ‘favoritism’ claims in partial resumption of POGO ops

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The national government has recently allowed partial resumption of operations for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) in the country despite the prevailing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) against...

PH gov’t allows POGO partial operations amid community quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   May 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The government has allowed the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) to resume partial operations amid the enforcement of community quarantine against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Philippine...

Senators oppose resumption of POGO operations to aid gov’t COVID-19 response

Marje Pelayo   •   April 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators expressed opposition against a proposal to resume operations of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) in the country allegedly to raise funds to support the national...

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 on money laundering issue: ‘Mr. President, you are being misled by your people’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 10, 2020

Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman, Senator Richard Gordon believes that President Rodrigo Duterte is being “misled by his own people” regarding the alleged money laundering in the Philippine Offshore Gaming...

Senate lambasts AMLC over billions of ‘dirty money’ entering PH

Marje Pelayo   •   March 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee expressed dismay with representatives of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for not acting promptly on the alleged suspicious entry of foreign money...

Drilon blasts Pagcor for backing continued POGO operation in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   March 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday blasted the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for its position to push for the continued operation of Philippine Offshore...

Drilon renews call for POGO’s closure to stop flow of ‘dirty money’ into PH

Robie de Guzman   •   March 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday reiterated his call for the closure of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) to stop the flow of ‘dirty money’ into...

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...

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