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Palace stands by PCSO amid lotto rigging allegation

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There is no reason to doubt the integrity of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) following the allegations that last Monday’s 6/55 Grand Lotto draw was rigged, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PCSO: Rumors of lotto fixing not true

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“Not true,” the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said in a statement on Friday, brushing off allegations of “ghost” or nonexistent winners for Monday’s Grand Lotto 6/55 game, which included a solo win for the nearly P250-million jackpot prize.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Tell no one’ Makati bettor won P250M lotto

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A lone bettor from Makati City became an instant multi-millionaire after winning the much coveted P249.8-million jackpot in Monday night’s 6/55 Grand Lotto draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office said.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

2 win lotto jackpot on April Fool’s Day

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It was April Fool’s Day last Tuesday, but for two lotto bettors it was no joke that it was their life-changing lucky day.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Taruc ordered released after posting bail

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Sandiganbayan building facade. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan has already ordered the police to release from its custody one of the co-accused of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in plunder case regarding the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) scam to post P1 million for his temporary liberty.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PCSO game used as ‘jueteng’ front

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bingo

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 »

Taruc pleads not guilty in PCSO plunder charge

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Sandiganbayan building facade. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A former official of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Jose Taruc V on Thursday pleaded before the Sandiganbayan not guilty on the crime of plunder.

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

Arroyo bail denied anew

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Sandiganbayan building facade. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan on Thursday denied another bid of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to post bail on her plunder case for allegedly funnelling money from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) confidential fund for over three years during her presidency.

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

Liver patient needs P500,000

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Before she turned a year old in October, Avery Ponce underwent liver transplant in Taiwan.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PCSO gives lotto funds to help quake areas

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has released the lotto shares of cities and municipalities in Bohol and Cebu to help in their earthquake-relief efforts.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PCSO union goes to court over ‘uncharitable’ layoffs

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The labor union of the state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has asked a Pasay City court to stop the agency’s job rationalization scheme that recently led to the layoff of around 190 employees.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PCSO gradually trimming intelligence, PR funds, solons told

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WRONG SUV. PCSO chairman Margarita Juico apologizes on July 13, 2011 before the Senate blue ribbon committee investigating the PCSO fund mess for failing to correct reports that the bishops were given Pajeros. LYN RILLON

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) was gradually decreasing its intelligence and PR funds, its officials told lawmakers on Thursday.

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

Retiree wins lotto pot

A 66-year-old retiree from Taguig City has a fortune teller to thank after she won the P33.9 million jackpot prize for the 6/42 lotto draw.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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