Posts Tagged POGO

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...

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...

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