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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 »

PCSO postpones ‘Loterya ng Bayan’ launch

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines— The board of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PSCO) has postponed the launch of the PCSO Loterya ng Bayan (PLB), through which government aims to kill the illegal numbers racket “jueteng” and earn at least P1 billion a month. The board has not fixed a new date for the [...]

Posted: July 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Morato: Juico enjoyed P24M ad fund, too; senators biased


Former chair Manuel Morato of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Thursday complained that senators were biased against him and other former officials of the agency in their hearing on alleged fund anomalies. But that did not stop Morato from sneaking in a few blows of his own at current PCSO Chair Margarita Juico, [...]

Posted: July 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CBCP urged: Don’t be blind on Pajero bishops

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“Question: What will the CBCP do about it? Will it play blind, deaf and dumb to the scandal? Or will it give the issue formal attention and official action?” These were the questions posed by a former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday concerning some bishops who had purportedly [...]

Posted: July 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Tesda seeks DoJ probe of former execs


Another state agency mandated to help poor Filipinos is claiming to have uncovered lavish and irregular expenditures of Arroyo administration officials. The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) on Tuesday sought the help of the Department of Justice (DoJ) to look into the possible criminal liability of its former officials who allegedly facilitated the [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Morato: Stop ‘trial by publicity’


Manoling Morato, former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair and director, on Monday accused current PCSO Chair Margarita Juico of “lying through her teeth” just to convince President Aquino to keep her in her post. Morato said that instead of making baseless accusations against him and other members of the previous PCSO board, Juico should [...]

Posted: June 28th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCSO checking reports 7 bishops got Pajeros

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The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is verifying reports that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo used its funds to get the support of a number of bishops and divide the Catholic Church. PCSO Chair Margarita Juico said Arroyo, now a Pampanga representative, had allegedly given six or seven Mitsubishi Pajeros to bishops a few months before [...]

Posted: June 28th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCSO bares ad kickbacks

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Friends in media of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo got hefty kickbacks from advertising placements of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on their radio programs, television shows or newspapers, the new PCSO management said. PCSO Chair Margarita Juico said the commissions ranged from 40 percent to 50 percent of the ad budget. The media personalities [...]

Posted: June 28th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gloria Arroyo left P4-B debt, says PCSO

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  FILE PHOTO

Then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies used the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) as their milking cow, leaving the agency P4 billion in debt, or close to a year’s worth of doles for the poor and the sick.

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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