Alexander Balutan - updates

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Panelo takes it back: Balutan resigned

Mar 11, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Malacañang says President Duterte's office received the resignation letter of PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan only after the Palace announcement that he was fired

PCSO Gen. Manager Alexander Balutan during congress hearing on the Investigation into alleged irregularities at the PCSO regarding the operation of STL, issuance of permit to Authorized Agency Corporations and shortfall in the collection of STL revenues accruing to the government. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-PCSO general manager Balutan denies corruption allegations

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:45 AM

'Career for me is just temporary but character is lifetime...even beyond my grave,' says sacked PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan

EX-PCSO GENERAL MANAGER. Former PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan says he has not done anything to taint his character. File photo from Presidential Photo

Duterte fires PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan

Mar 08, 2019 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) But a PCSO spokesman insists Balutan 'opted to resign for personal reasons'

Resource person PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan testifies before the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability Investigation into Cam's allegations of lavish expenditure on the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's (PCSO) Christmas Party and into the alleged misuse of funds of the PCSO as well as the various charges of corruption and anomalies on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate to invite Bong Pineda to probe into small town lottery anomalies

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:55 PM

'It only shows na totoo nga na si Bong Pineda nag-ooperate sa Camarines Sur. Not only there but in areas na nakalista,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Senate Hearing PCSO on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte defends Balutan in PCSO Christmas party controversy

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'Wala sa akin 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about PCSO spending P4 million on its Christmas party in 2017

Philippine Charity Sweeptakes Office General Manager Alexander Balutan reechoes the government’s drive to eradicate illegal gambling as he urged illegal gambling operators to halt their operations and instead join the government in handling state-sanctioned numbers games during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 24, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Duterte to Sandra Cam: Stop fighting PCSO GM Balutan

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:53 PM

'Sandra, kaibiganin mo na ‘yan si Balutan. Huwag mo na awayin,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells the lady PCSO board member

Duterte says he tapped Atong Ang to help PCSO

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The President backs up the gaming tycoon's claim that he was asked to help the PCSO combat illegal gambling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For National Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. TOTO LOZANO

PCSO chairman resigns due to 'health reasons'

Jan 12, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Malacañang says PCSO chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz is not the head of a government agency who President Rodrigo Duterte said he would fire

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairman Jose George Corpuz, during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 24, 2017 says the government is targeting an income of P28.7 billion from Small Town Lottery which will finance the government’s charity works. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

PCSO officials not next on chopping block – Malacañang

Jan 03, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Malacañang defers naming the 'high-ranking official' President Rodrigo Duterte wants to fire, as the Chief Executive is still reviewing the legislative charter of the appointee's office

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marine general Balutan to head Bureau of Corrections

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The Marine officer who testified against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be supervising the national prison