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BSP URGED TO REMOVE ‘E-SABONG’ FROM E-WALLET APP

Senator Francis Tolentino urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to order the removal of the online sabong (cockfight) feature from existing e-wallet applications amid the latest order issued by Malacañang that stopped e-sabong (online cockfighting) operations. According to Tolentino, since President Rodrigo Duterte already “cut the legal umbilical cord” of the e-sabong industry, the […]

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ABANTE FILES RESOLUTION TO SUSPEND E-SABONG OPS

With 34 cockfight enthusiasts or “sabungeros” remain missing, a House leader has filed a resolution urging the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to immediately stop the operations of online cockfighting or “e-sabong.” In House Resolution No. (HR) 2512, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante said PAGCOR is being urged “to immediately suspend e-sabong operations until concrete […]

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SENATE URGES PAGCOR TO SUSPEND E-SABONG OPERATIONS

The Senate has formally filed a resolution urging the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to suspend the operation of the popular “E-sabong” or online cockfights until the cases of the 31 missing cockfight aficionados are resolved. Proposed Resolution No. 996, which expresses the sense of the Senate to strongly urge the PAGCOR to suspend […]

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STOP E-SABONG OPERATIONS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva pushed for the immediate stoppage of e-sabong or online cockfights in the country because of its negative social effects. “E-sabong should not be allowed to operate if we cannot protect our countrymen against the negative social effects of gambling. Money is not the only thing at stake here, but also the lives […]

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2 PAGCOR EVACUATION CENTERS TO RISE IN BATAAN

Two multi-purpose evacuation centers funded by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) at P50 million each will soon rise in Bataan. Pagcor and local officials carried out the groundbreaking recently in Barangay Gugo in Samal and Barangay Mulawin in Orani. Governor Albert Garcia thanked Pagcor chair and chief executive officer Andrea Domingo for choosing […]

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USE PAGCOR FUNDS FOR FREE COVID-19 TESTS – GARBIN

A party-list lawmaker urged the government to provide free reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for stranded passengers and drivers of public utility vehicles. Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Alfredo Garbin said funding for the free RT-PCR testing can be sourced from the revenues of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor). “Recalling the directive of […]

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PROBE PAGCOR FOR LOBBYING FOR POGO ECQ EXCEPTION – PANGILINAN, HONTIVEROS

Senators Risa Hontiveros and Kiko Pangilinan is calling for a Senate inquiry in aid of legislation into the alleged lobbying by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to exclude Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) from the strict coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quarantine measures. Senate Resolution No. 396 comes after the gaming regulator allowed POGOs to […]

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REJECT CALL FOR RESUMPTION OF POGO OPERATIONS – PANGILINAN

On efforts to resume operations of Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) initiated by administration officials and allies, Senator Kiko Pangilinan lamented the prioritization of the welfare of China in the guise of “boosting state funds” for the fight against COVID-19. Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) Chairman Andrea Domingo recently said she had written President […]

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PAGCOR TO ISSUE GAMING LICENSE ID TO POGO WORKERS IN JANUARY – ONG

A party-list lawmaker stressed the need to establish a system to monitor and identify the growing number of foreign nationals employed in Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) in the country. In an interview, Ang Probinsyano Rep. Ronnie Ong, vice-chair of the House committee on games and amusements, said the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will […]

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ACCOUNT FOR FOREIGN WORKERS EMPLOYED IN PHL OFFSHORE GAMING OPS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva expressed support to a proposal to monitor and record the number of foreign workers employed in Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) in the hopes of generating tax payments and closing the gaps on the rise of illegal foreign workers in the country. The seasoned legislator said he was alarmed by estimates of […]