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2021-01-13
The number of kidnapping cases involving Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) almost doubled last year to 17 during the Covid-19 pandemic. There were 10 cases filed, 23 victims rescued, 33 suspects arrests and two suspects killed.

2019-12-17
Philippines police have identified four Chinese suspects in the kidnapping of a Chinese Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) employee in Makati

2019-12-15
House of Representatives lawmaker Eric Go Yap, chairman of the committee on games and amusements, indicated that legislators are preparing to investigate cases of kidnapping involving Chinese nationals working in POGOs.

2019-12-12
The number of kidnappings on Chinese nationals has risen by 71 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to data from the Philippines National Police, repo

2019-10-03
The Philippines National Police is set to gather government agencies and officials on Friday to tackle the rise of casino-related kidnapping incidents

2019-09-09
Police from the Philippines and China are planning to work together to tackle the illegal kidnapping of Chinese nationals, which has been on the rise

2019-08-30
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has set its crosshairs on casino loan sharks, which they believe are the cause of the recent spike in

2019-08-21
The Philippine national police are set to deploy at least two of its Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) strike teams near casinos with a high prevalence of k

2019-08-08
China has issued a strongly worded statement calling on Manila to protect its citizens working in the country and warned that all forms of gambling involving Chinese gamblers, or targeting the mainland are illegal and will be stamped out. 

2019-06-10
Authorities in the Philippines have warned the public to be aware of loan sharks preying on people in casinos, the Philippine News Agency reports.

2017-08-20
A Chinese casino financier has been arrested for illegally detaining a Korean national who failed to settle his debt, local media reports. Chinese nat

2017-07-22
Another loan sharking syndicate operating in Metro Manila’s casinos has been identified by Philippine authorities, the Inquirer reports. PNP chief,

2017-07-19
A Singaporean woman has been rescued by Filipino authorities after being kidnapped by three men and a woman at Solaire Resort and Casino on Tuesday, l

2017-03-06
Three Chinese gamblers were kidnapped by four other Chinese nationals, including a casino owner, in an effort to recover about $1.22 million in unpaid

2016-01-26
Crimes related to the gambling industry jumped 38 percent in 2015 to a total of 1,553 cases, local media reports, citing figures from the Judiciary Po

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