Saturday, August 13, 2022


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PAGCOR to address POGO issues ahead of 2022 elections


PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo on Tuesday said that the current state of POGOs, if left unchecked, will be used against the current administra

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Very few POGOs given green-light to restart operations


Only a handful of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) have been allowed to resume operations, with applications of others denied, or tempora

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POGOs not allowed to open until taxes paid


Not one POGO operator has been given the green light to operate as of now, with all of them instructed to pay their mandatory tax obligations before b

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Philippine police nab 265 in online gaming raid


Philippine police have arrested 265 Chinese nationals after an operation against an illegal offshore gaming operation in Las Pinas City, on the southern edge of Metro Manila.

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PAGCOR’s Domingo: a quarter of all POGO workers are Filipinos


In an effort to stave off the perception that the POGO industry serves only the benefit of the Chinese, PAGCOR chief Andrea Domingo has insisted that

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Chinese POGO workers to get “good manners” training


House Committee on Games and Amusement Vice-Chair Ronnie Ong has expressed support for a PAGCOR initiative to conduct “Good Manners and Right Conduc

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Senator accuses POGOs of having Chinese espionage links


Senator Richard Gordon told the local media on Sunday that Chinese intelligence agents are “are riding on POGOs” and were most likely responsible

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POGOs linked to human trafficking in Senate testimony


Some Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) were accused of engaging in human trafficking at an emotional hearing in the Senate. Senator Risa

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Lawmakers to probe POGO kidnappings


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.

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Makati city confirms freeze on POGO business licenses


Makati City Mayor Abby Binay announced on Sunday that her municipal government will cease issuing new business licenses and permits to service providers of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) until further notice.

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POGO crackdown has produced $25 million in extra tax revenues


Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has declared that the task force led by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has wrung an additional PHP1.2 billion (about $25 million) in tax revenues from a delinquent POGO that was temporarily shut down in September.

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POGO workers linked to prostitution rings


Quezon City Representative Precious Hipolito-Castelo is urging an investigation of prostitution rings catering exclusively to Philippine Gaming Offshore Operators (POGO) workers, just as a number of high-profile cases are hitting the media.

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POGOs to resist political pressures


With the win from China-facing igaming operations forecast to hit $33 billion in 2019, the Philippines has little incentive to curb activities of POGOs.

House of Representatives debates POGO taxation rates


The Ways and Means panel of House of Representatives is debating House Bill No. 5267 of Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, with a variety of views about taxation rates being expressed by lawmakers

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Philippines POGO tax bill filed


A bill that clarifies taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, including a proposal for a 5 percent franchise tax on gross receipts, was filed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday

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Another POGO shut on tax violations


Altech Innovations Business Outsourcing, a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator, has been closed down for failure to pay taxes.

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POGO ban would have little economic impact: Governor


Banning online gambling in the Philippines would have little impact on the economy, the country’s central bank governor has said, adding he would prefer the firms to leave the country.

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Beijing sends shockwaves through igaming


After years of turning a blind eye to the booming online gambling markets in Cambodia and the Philippines, authorities in China have finally had enough, triggering a clampdown across the region. 

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Philippines suspends POGO license applications


The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp (PAGCOR) has said it will stop accepting new applications for offshore online gaming licenses after Beijing called on Manila to crack down on gambling operations targeting its citizens.

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