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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 »

Ed Panlilio offered job at PCSO to handle lottery


A priest, who has consistently fought the underworld operations of the illegal numbers game “jueteng,” could be overseeing government lotto soon.

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

Congress probes effectiveness of STL in eradicating jueteng


Is the small town lottery (STL) jueteng in disguise? The chairperson of the House of Representatives committee on games and amusements wants a list of provinces and cities with no STL operation but are notorious for the illegal numbers game of “jueteng.”

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7 groups corner ‘Bingo Milyonaryo’

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

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has awarded 33 franchise areas for its Bingo Milyonaryo (BM) nationwide to just seven groups, with one group, Surebet Ventures Inc., controlling five major areas.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Maliksi to get PCSO job

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Former Cavite Gov. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi will take his oath as the new chair of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) next week, reportedly the first in a wave of fresh appointments by President Benigno Aquino III of administration candidates who were defeated in the elections last year.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »