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Arroyo files motion for bail

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Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday filed a motion for bail in the plunder case she is facing over the alleged misuse of P366 million in state lottery funds.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7 groups corner ‘Bingo Milyonaryo’

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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 »

LPs overcome ‘kamag-anak’ in PCSO power play

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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

“Kapartido” (partymate) has prevailed over “kamag-anak” (family) in the management shake-up at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office triggered by a furor over a lottery game, Bingo Milyonaryo, which has allegedly morphed into a front for gambling lords and political kingpins.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Prosecution vs Gloria Arroyo runs out of witnesses over PCSO funds mess

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The prosecution against former President Gloria Arroyo said it had run out of witnesses to testify over the alleged misuse of funds in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Juico resignation won’t halt launch of PCSO games

Margarita Juico FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chair Margarita Juico said her resignation would not affect the agency’s plans to launch new games aimed at stamping out illegal numbers games and raise income for government charities.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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