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An incompetent airport manager

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For over a month now, the central air-conditioning system at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 has not been functioning.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Laguna solon says STL shares not in cash, but medicines

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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 »

PCSO standing pat on STL

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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 »

Solons deny getting STL funds, demand apology from PCSO

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Several representatives whose names were on the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s list of recipients of small-town lottery (STL) largesse on Thursday denied having received any money. Instead, they demanded a public apology from PCSO officials. In all, 54 congressmen were tagged by the PCSO on Wednesday as having received 2.5 percent from the proceeds of [...]

Posted: July 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Congressmen’s cut questioned

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Members of the House of Representatives and policemen receive substantial amounts from net receipts of Small Town Lottery (STL) outlets in their areas of jurisdiction, officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said on Monday. “How come senators are not among the beneficiaries?” Sen. Panfilo Lacson asked sarcastically at the hearing of the blue [...]

Posted: July 19th, 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 »

Gloria Arroyo may face plunder over PCSO spy fund

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APPROVED Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (right) shows annoyance during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on alleged financial shenanigans at the PCSO. At left is Sen. Teofisto Guingona III. Projected on the screen in the background is the signature of approval by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on a PCSO document. LYN RILLON

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, now Pampanga representative, may face charges of plunder over allegations that she had approved the allocation of hundreds of millions of pesos in charity funds for possibly nonexistent projects. The smoking gun: board memoranda of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) requesting additional funds for intelligence operations that she approved from [...]

Posted: July 8th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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