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53 arrested as police bust illegal POGO operation in Parañaque

Apr 25, 2020 - 12:53 PM

Cops arrest 44 Chinese and 9 Filipinos in a house in Parañaque that was being used to run an illegal POGO operation

CUFFED. A police officer secures arrested individuals with electrical cable ties before their transport to the nearest police station.

DOF backs more taxes for online gambling firms

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez supports the plan of Albay Representative Joey Salceda to slap more taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators and their service providers

High risk, high return: House to probe online gambling boom

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

House ways and means committee chairman Joey Salceda says they are 'quietly studying' online gambling risks, adding that the industry already comprises nearly 1% of gross domestic product

Online gambling contributes P551 billion to Philippine economy yearly

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) now bring more cash to the local economy than business process outsourcing companies, says Leechiu Property Consultants

JACKPOT. A property consultancy firm says online gambling is contributing more cash now more than ever to the local economy. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler


Dominguez orders BIR to shut down tax-dodging POGOs

Sep 15, 2019 - 6:05 PM

'Those who don't pay or respond to your assessments, clamp them down,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

[ANALYSIS] Duterte and the POGO dilemma

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Beijing has asked that POGOs be closed, but their departure would in the near term adversely affect the bottom line of several of the Philippines' largest real estate firms. It's for President Duterte to save the sector.

Philippines, China 'not talking' about online gambling

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:25 PM

'We are not talking to the Chinese government about it. This is a matter of their citizens...who work here and are subject to our tax laws. That's all,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III


FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the Philippine casino industry

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Despite challenges Pagcor Chairperson Andrea Domingo says the local gaming industry s total revenues in 2017 may still expand to P160 billion

GAMING. The billion peso casino industry is in the spotlight as attacks on a luxury resort-casino led to the death of at least 36 people.

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP s streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING. Fifteen young Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 28, 2017 after they were arrested for operating an illegal gambling website. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Alvarez to PCSO: Stop small town lottery or face Ombudsman complaint

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Alam nyo wag na tayong magbolahan Naghahanap lang kayo ng justification para sa jueteng Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells the chairperson of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office during a House probe

NO TO STL. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (middle) takes to House games and amusement panel chairperson Gus Tambunting (right) during the committee's probe into illegal gambling on February 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte signs EO 13 to 'intensify' fight vs illegal gambling

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:04 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders law enforcement agencies PAGCOR and freeport authorities to report on the progress of the fight against illegal gambling every 6 months

WORKING PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte reads documents during the 12th Cabinet meeting at the Palace. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Top 10 companies 'Filipinos want to work for' in 2016

Jul 27, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Jobstreet asks over 14 000 Filipinos which company they want to work for Here are the top 10

PROFITABILITY. Jobstreet notes that a company's profitability is one of the top factors when choosing an employer. In the photo is SMC President and COO Ramon Ang (front row, 2nd from left, seated). Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Jueteng back after Robredo's death?

Aug 25, 2012 - 2:09 PM

Reports say bet collectors in Camarines Sur have been told to get ready to resume operations

BACK IN BUSINESS? Jesse Robredo wage a war against jueteng while he was DILG chief. [Photo from the www.dilg.gov.ph]

600 new lotto, keno terminals rolling out nationwide

May 23, 2012 - 7:08 PM

Pacific Online Systems Corporation plans to install 600 new gaming terminals nationwide with the majority for Keno which is considered the company s growth market