Most POGO-related cases involve human trafficking – Gatchalian | Inquirer News

Most POGO-related cases involve human trafficking – Gatchalian

/ 04:45 AM May 15, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — Six out of 10 criminal incidents related to Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) since 2019 involved human trafficking,

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said on Sunday as he renewed his call to ban the Chinese-run gaming facilities in the country.


“We cannot allow such horrific crimes to happen in our country,” Gatchalian said.

Based on a report from the National Bureau of Investigation, the senator said 65 of the 113 POGO-related cases that the bureau handled from November 2019 until March this year were about human trafficking.



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