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Gambling raid pits cops vs NBI team

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The government’s campaign against the illegal numbers game “jueteng” has put two law enforcement agencies on a collision course, following Thursday’s arrest by police of an eight-member team of the National Bureau of Investigation that raided a suspected gambling den in Lasam town, Cagayan province.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lone bettor wins P98M in PCSO’s superlotto draw


A lone bettor will be laughing on his way to the bank after winning the P98 million jackpot of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LPs overcome ‘kamag-anak’ in PCSO power play

Resigned PCSO Chair Margarita Juico apparently quit because President Aquino shared Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas’ disapproval of Bingo Milyonaryo, which was operated by Comnet Management Corp., a company that has ties to former Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) chair  Antonio “Tonyboy” Cojuangco, the President’s second cousin and biggest contributor to his 2010 presidential campaign, giving P100 million. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

“Kapartido” (partymate) has prevailed over “kamag-anak” (family) in the management shake-up at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office triggered by a furor over a lottery game, Bingo Milyonaryo, which has allegedly morphed into a front for gambling lords and political kingpins.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCSO game used as ‘jueteng’ front


The operations of a numbers game sanctioned by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) have become a front for the illegal numbers game “jueteng,” sources from the police and bet collectors told the Inquirer.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

N. Vizcaya turning into gambling ‘haven’

The popularity of licensed gaming and lottery operations have made some residents in the province fearful, amid suspicions that these are being used as alleged fronts for “jueteng.”

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »