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Lotto outlet sales down amid cabbie’s P9M win

DESPITE a taxi driver’s stroke of luck in winning the P9 million lotto prize last June 5, sales for the 6/49 lotto draw of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) outlets like that in barangay Sambag I in Cebu City went down. Albert Laraga, a lotto outlet employee for eight years, said the PCSO’s decision to [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ailing Morato gets pass from hospital arrest to be ‘ninong’


The Sandiganbayan granted the request of former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Director Manuel Morato to leave detention and attend a wedding Tuesday afternoon in Quezon City.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PCSO disowns ‘online jueteng’


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) washed its hands off the alleged “online jueteng” operations of one of its lotto operators.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PCSO bonuses went to pay taxes–Juico

PCSO chairperson Margarita Juico: Not bonuses. FILE PHOTO

The P302.8 million in bonuses the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) allegedly gave its employees in 2011 went to pay their “unpaid taxes and other benefits,” PCSO chairperson Margarita Juico said on Monday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA: PCSO gave bonuses of P303M


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) gave P302.8 million in Christmas and grocery bonuses and various allowances to its employees in 2011, using funds intended for personnel retirement benefits, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Morato seeks bail

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Director Manuel L. Morato on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to post bail in the plunder case filed against him in connection with the alleged embezzlement of P366 million of the PCSO’s intelligence funds when he was a director.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former PCSO director Morato ‘surprised’ about plunder charge

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Manuel “Manoling” Morato on Tuesday said he was surprised that he was included as respondent in the plunder charge filed against former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the alleged misuse of P365.99-million PCSO funds.

Posted: July 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec orders Morato charged for electioneering

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said it found probable cause against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato, for violation of election laws when he used his television show in 2010 to endorse the candidacies of Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. and actor Edu Manzano for president and vice president.

Posted: May 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Purifying charity

The Philippine Daily Inquirer last Sunday ran as its top story a   review of the cash aid being given by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to over 100 charitable institutions, many of them run by the Catholic Church, nationwide. Among the institutions that may no longer be given money by the state gambling firm-cum-charity [...]

Posted: September 29th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

No liquidation of PCSO intel funds in 2004, 2007


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) did not liquidate its intelligence funds for election years 2004 and 2007, the Senate learned on Thursday. Senate finance chair Franklin Drilon said Grace Pulido-Tan of the Commission on Audit (COA) complained during the budget hearing of her agency’s 2012 allocation about the lack of transparency in the perusal [...]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P125-M lotto pot seen


The jackpot prize for the 6/55 Grand Lotto of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is expected to reach P125 million after nobody hit the winning combination at last Wednesday’s draw. No ticket sold had the six-number combination of 55-47-24-20-39-37, said Jose Ferdinand Rojas II, PCSO general manager. Close to 22,000 ticket holders, however, won [...]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in 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 »

Laguna solon says STL shares not in cash, but medicines


LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—A legislator from this province said the shares her district received from operations of Small Town Lottery (STL) went directly for medical services of people in the district, adding she never received cash from the state-run game. Rep. Ivy Arago (third district) said she specifically requested medicines from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office [...]

Posted: August 16th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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