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ABANTE LAUDS DUTERTE ORDER TO STOP  ‘E-SABONG’ 

House Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District Rep. Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. welcomed news that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a halt to “e-sabong” or online cockfighting operations, and on Tuesday lauded the directive, which he said would save Filipinos from the evils of gambling. According to Abante: “There is incontrovertible evidence that e-sabong, like […]

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PH HAS ZERO BENEFITS FROM POGO OPERATIONS ––ABANTE

Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. reiterated his longstanding opposition to Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), and said that there is growing evidence that the country does not benefit from POGO operations that are supposed to bring in billions of pesos in revenues. “No revenue, no benefits! The only ones profiting from this immoral industry are […]

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ABANTE SAYS POGO IN PH ‘WILL BRING HARM’

The revenues raised by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) will not offset the harm caused by this industry.This was emphasized by Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante, Jr., who explained his negative vote on House Bill No. (HB) 5777, a measure that would tax persons engaged in POGO. “We are not thinking […]

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ABANTE FILES HOUSE BILL TO MAKE PH A ‘NO-POGO ZONE’

A bill recently filed by House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. seeks to declare the whole country a “no-POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations) zone,” prohibiting the operations of an industry the bill calls a “social menace and a source of unimaginable corruption.” House Bill Number 6701 or the Anti-POGO Act of 2020, expressly prohibits the […]

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MAKE POGOs ILLEGAL IN THE COUNTRY – ABANTE

House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. has filed a measure banning Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country, this after the government recently allowed POGOs to resume operationsIn a privilege speech on Monday, Abante reiterated his longstanding opposition to POGOs and asked his fellow members of Congress to support the passage of the Anti […]

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GOVT TO SEND CONFLICTING SIGNALS ON ECQ IF POGOS RESUME OPERATIONS – ABANTE

“Resolve issues first, allow operations later.” This sums up the position of House Minority Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. regarding Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) resuming operations in the Philippines. “Gambling, in all shapes and forms, is not essential. It is a vice.” The lawmaker on Wednesday cautioned government against allowing POGOs to reopen given […]

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PAGCOR SHOULD KEEP CLOSE WATCH ON OFFSHORE GAMING OPS IN PH – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to keep a closer watch on companies seeking to run offshore gaming operations in the country as the country grapples with the problem of illegal foreign workers. Villanueva said it appeared that Pagcor merely issues licenses to virtual casinos, formally called Philippine […]