PCSO loses bid to get court OK on wireless lotto contracts

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MANILA, Philippines—The Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal filed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to lift the injunction order that bars them from awarding any new wireless lotto betting contracts.

In its ruling, the appeals court third division affirmed the decision of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court which states that state-owned PCSO failed to substantiate claims that technology firm DFNN was at fault which prompted them to cancel the contract with the system provider.

The court also ruled that the cancellation of the contract was without cause and PCSO’s act of negotiating with third parties on the implementation of the project violates DFNN’s rights.

The case stemmed from PCSO’s cancellation of DFNN’s equipment lease agreement in 2003.

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  • disqusted0fu

    Better yet, let’s talk about the audit report by COA on Pnoy’s PCSO board, citing that the board of directors misused the charity funds in 2011. How come there hasn’t been any actions regarding that? If it was administration foes who did that, it would be automatic punishment asap.

  • JasonBieber

    Does anyone remember the COA audit report showing the misuse of funds from the current PCSO? Some people remember it but not enough because this was a problem that Malacanang probably helped to sweep under the rug.

    The alleged anomalous figures shown by the COA was alarming to say the least and nothing happened. Guaranteed if GMA’s name was attached to that there would be arrests made but since it is PNoy’s people’s name attached to it, nothing happened.

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