Categories
Politics

POE RENEWS CALL FOR POGO BAN IN PH

Senator Grace Poe issued a firm call anew to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country, saying they have become breeding grounds for corruption. Poe said POGOs have become a “major headache” to the government with the myriad of problems they have brought such as crimes, modern-day slavery, vices and illicit activities. “Talagang […]

Categories
Politics

BUKIDNON SOLON WANTS TO ABOLISH POGOS, PAGCOR

Bukidnon Representative Jonathan Keith Flores has decided to co-author House Bill 3559, filed by former Congressman and former Senator Ralph Recto, who now serves as Secretary of Finance. “I have chosen to adopt House Bill 3559 because, among others, it will abolish the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, transfer its regulatory powers to the Philippine […]

Categories
Politics

HONTIVEROS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE POGO BAN

Senator Risa Hontiveros inspected a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) firm in Bamban, Tarlac, after it was raided for human trafficking and serious illegal detention cases. Hontiveros was then informed by the Philippine Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) that six Chinese fugitives were found on the premises of Zun Yuan Technology, Inc., all of whom were […]

Categories
Politics

BILLS BANNING POGO OPERATIONS IN PH GET HOUSE OK

The House Committee on Games and Amusement, chaired by Cavite 6th District Representative Antonio Ferrer approved House Bill (HB) 5082 and House Resolution (HR) 1197, measures that seek to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and declare their operations illegal.HR 1197 author Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez explained that his call to ban POGOs […]

Categories
Politics

SENATE TO PROBE WORK VISAS FOR FAKE COMPANIES

Senator Risa Hontiveros expressed alarm over the Bureau of Immigration’s issuance of work visas to fake corporations, which has allowed entry to thousands of foreigners. “This is a national security risk. Hindi natin alam baka mga sindikato at kriminal na ang mga nakapasok sa bansa,” Hontiveros said. “Hindi natin alam baka mga sindikato at kriminal […]

Categories
Politics

BONG GO BACKS CALL TO STOP POGO OPS IN PH

If they continue to cause problems, Senator Bong Go has expressed support for calls to halt Philippine offshore gaming operators’ (POGO) operations in the country, emphasizing the importance of peace, order, and the security of Filipinos. “Sabi ko nga, kung nagbibigay problema naman po sa peace and order ay maaring pwede na pong i-phase out […]

Categories
Politics

ABANTE: HEED CLAMOR OF BIZ GROUPS TO JUNK POGOS

Following calls from the country’s top business groups to phase out Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante, Jr. on Wednesday urged fellow legislators and the Executive Department to heed “the growing clamor from the business sector, our economic managers, and citizens to ban POGOs due to the adverse effects their […]

Categories
Politics

GOV’T MUST DECIDE ON POGO REGULATION – NOGRALES

The government will have to decide whether it can root out the bad to preserve the good in the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry. This was what House Committee on Labor and Employment chair and Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles had to say after his committee’s first meeting on Wednesday on an inquiry, […]

Categories
Politics

IMMIGRATION, TAX CASES JUSTIFY POGO BAN — ABANTE

Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante on Wednesday stressed that reports of overstaying Philippines offshore gaming operator (POGO) workers and POGOs failing to remit the proper taxes to the government are “red flags” that the industry cannot be regulated and should be shut down. “The irregularities that have been reported and revealed in legislative inquiries regarding […]

Categories
Politics

GOV’T TOLD: PROBE ONLINE GAMBLING’S ‘SOCIAL COSTS’

The government should study the social costs of online gambling in the Philippines, not just the social costs of allowing Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) in the country. This was stressed on Friday by Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante, Jr., who said the recent spotlight on the negative impact of POGOs “should also be […]