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DepEd: Pasay gets P27M casino-funded classrooms

The Jose Rizal Elementary School in Malibay, Pasay City, will have nine new classrooms this year courtesy of casino revenues.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pagcor closing down Airport Casino


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is set to close down Airport Casino Filipino, one of the biggest casinos it operates, because it has started to incur losses.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pagcor asked to remit P6B in missing dividends

Pagcor chair Cristino Naguiat Jr.: Amenable to paying any liabilities.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

State-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is being asked to remit to the Bureau of the Treasury P5.8 billion in dividends that it didn’t pay during the time of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DepEd gets P2-B to rebuild schools in Yolanda-hit areas

PAGCOR donated P2 billion to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the reconstruction of public schools in the Visayas and some parts of Region 4 which were heavily damaged by super typhoon Yolanda. Present during the MOA signing and ceremonial turn-over of PAGCOR's financial aid to DepEd are (from left) DepEd USEC Francisco Varela,  PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Cristino Naguiat, Jr., DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, Secretary Panfilo Lacson (Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery), and PAGCOR President and COO Jorge Sarmiento.

The government on Friday received what its officials described as the biggest “bonanza” amounting to P2 billion from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) for the construction of new classrooms in areas hit by Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) last month.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA orders Genuino, 8 others to return P26.7M


The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. chair and chief executive officer Efraim Genuino and eight other former Pagcor officials to return to the government some P26.7 million that they spent to purchase 89,000 tickets for the movie “Baler” in 2008.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Casino operators eye repair of damaged schools in Yolanda-hit areas

Residents walk past the rubble of Dayhagon Elementary School in Medellin, Cebu after the typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO

Aside from conducting relief operations, key players in the Philippine gaming industry are planning to help in the rehabilitation of public schools in areas severely affected by super typhoon “Yolanda,” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CA affirms ex-Pagcor exec’s ouster for poll offense

The Court of Appeals. FILE PHOTO

The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the dismissal of a Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) official accused of vote-buying and electioneering during the May 2010 elections.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Japanese businessman summoned over multi-billion peso Pagcor gaming corp.


The Department of Justice will summon a Japanese businessman to answer a criminal complaint filed against him over for his alleged involvement in a multi-billion peso gaming project of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-generals to Aquino: Give up your pork


Retired generals on Saturday said Malacañang should transfer to the National Treasury the Malampaya Fund and all other state funds spent at the discretion of the President, so their use could be monitored.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pagcor recycles casino tools for schools

Grade six pupils using Pagcor’s fabricated desks donated to Governor D.M. Camerino Elementary School in Imus, Cavite. (Contributed Photo)

By recycling old slot machine stands, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) was able to donate a total of 1,160 desks to public schools.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Get on with Genuino trial, state lawyers ask Sandigan

Former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. chair Efraim Genuino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

State prosecutors have asked the Sandiganbayan to proceed with the trial of former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) Chair Efraim Genuino and several others on multiple graft and malversation charges and deny their motion for consideration for lack of merit.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Malacañang: President’s Social Fund not pork

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For the nth time, Malacañang on Tuesday told its critics to stop treating the Presidential Social Fund (PSF), which is considered as one of the funds lumped together under the Special Purpose Fund (SPF), as President Aquino’s pork barrel.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

In The Know: Gov’t officials playing at gambling casinos

The law that created state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) specifies who are qualified to play—and who are not—in gambling casinos.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  2. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Thoughts on Holy Week
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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  • 5.5-magnitude quake hits Sultan Kudarat
  • Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured
  • Heavy traffic reported on NLEx, SLEx
  • Sports

  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
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