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Gambling lords barred from new lottery–PCSO

Bacolor, Pampanga—Illegal gambling lords will be kept out of the operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Loterya ng Bayan (PLB) when its operation starts in January next year, PCSO Chair Margarita Juico said here on Tuesday. “The PLB is going to be out by January. It will be fully automated and [with] multiplayers,” […]

Posted: October 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PCSO stops fund ‘abuse’


Citing alleged fund misuse, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has stopped providing more than P116 million in monthly or quarterly financial assistance to 112 charitable organizations nationwide, some of which are attached to the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Health (Full list below).

Posted: September 25th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCSO gives Maguindanao victims’ families P10M


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Thursday turned over a P10-million donation to some families of victims of the Maguindanao massacre of 2009. PCSO Chair Margarita Juico said most of the beneficiaries were families of nonmedia massacre victims or those who had not yet received financial assistance from the agency. Each family got a […]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCSO limits aid to sick, needy


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office will limit its cash assistance program to the health and medical needs of its beneficiaries—for now. The PCSO said it was implementing new policies aimed at instituting reforms in the agency and, thus, would not be able to support charitable and nongovernment organizations that rely on its funds for their […]

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

PCSO standing pat on STL


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is firm in its decision to reinvent Small Town Lottery (STL) as Loterya ng Bayan despite warnings this would again be used as a front for “jueteng,” an illegal numbers racket. PCSO Chair Margarita Juico on Tuesday said that for the first half of the year, the agency had […]

Posted: July 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »