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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.

Quezon City arrests 111 in crackdown against illegal gambling

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:56 PM

The Quezon City Police District conducts raids against video karera, cara y cruz, card games, and other forms of illegal gambling

CRACKDOWN. Over a week after Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte ordered a full-scale operation against illegal gambling, 62 raids have already been conducted. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police file charges vs 181 illegal Chinese POGO workers in Cebu

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The employees face charges of violating illegal gambling and cybercrime laws

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Jun 26, 2018 - 12:11 PM

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Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CEZA derived 80% of income from 'illegal' operations – Lambino

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:30 AM

In a press briefing on Wednesday August 2 Cagayan Economic Zone Authority CEO and administrator Raul Lambino says these were revenues from online and offshore gaming licensees operating outside the jurisdiction of CEZA

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

After war on drugs, it's 'war vs illegal gambling' for PNP

Feb 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The PNP s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group will be the lead unit in the anti gambling campaign

ILLEGAL DRUGS THIS TIME. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa orders a 'war against illegal drugs.' File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Feb 10, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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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

Abby Binay critics 'misinformed' on illegal gambling in Makati – lawyer

Nov 17, 2016 - 6:18 PM

To the anti corruption group that has filed a case with the Ombudsman against the Makati mayor city hall says over 90 business establishments have been closed down in the anti gambling campaign

UNDER FIRE. Makati City mayor Abigail Binay faces a graft complaint from the Anti-Trapo Movement that holds her responsible for the "proliferation" of illegal online gambling in Makati City. Rappler file photo

Duterte: 'I don't have the men' to run after illegal gambling

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:36 PM

The Philippine president clarifies he s all for stamping out illegal gambling but he simply doesn t have enough people to run after this network

RODRIGO DUTERTE. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech during the visit of Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Misuari to the Malacanang Palace in Manila on November 3, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

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Aug 11, 2016 - 8:13 PM

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Isko Moreno released, Lim denies role

Feb 17, 2013 - 8:54 AM

Moreno was released due to insufficient evidence of illegal gambling while Mayor Alfredo Lim said he had nothing do with the arrest

POLITICAL ENEMIES. Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim (L) is running for reelection against Former President Joseph Estrada (R) and his running mate, Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (C). Graphic by Bardo Wu

Isko Moreno arrested in Manila

Feb 16, 2013 - 5:48 PM

3rd Update Initial reports say the vice mayor is arrested over alleged illegal bingo operations in the area but police later say he voluntarily went to the police station

PNP sacks police chief of Camarines Sur, 5 others

Oct 30, 2012 - 3:12 PM

PNP sacks the police chief of Camarines Sur and his 5 town police chiefs for their alleged failure to curb illegal gambling

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]