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POGOs: Tax-evading, sex den-hosting, criminal-coddling insufferables

Credit to Author: Marlen V. Ronquillo| Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 17:48:34 +0000

The first thing to consider in the evaluation of whether to ban Philippine offshore gaming operators  (POGOs) in the country or not   comes in form of a question. Why are POGOs, which are of, for and by the mainland Chinese, banned in China? They are outlawed in China because they are considered as criminal enterprises, with no place […]

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P6.42B collected from POGOs in 2019

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:14:49 +0000

Tax collections from online gaming operators and their service providers rose to P6.42 billion last year, the Department of Finance (DoF) reported on Sunday. In a statement, the Finance department said the amount was 169.74-percent higher than the collection of P2.38 billion from the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry in the previous year. Broken […]

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Pagcor: No more Pogo applications, for now

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:38:25 +0000

Pagcor: No more Pogo applications, for now

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has suspended accepting applications for Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) until all concerns “have been addressed.” We will no longer, at this time, accept any more applications until we have reviewed and comfortably addressed all of the concerns of everybody,” Domingo said in a press […]

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China frets over planned transfer of POGO workers to ‘self-contained’ hubs

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 04:16:57 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese Embassy in Manila has expressed grave concern over the possibility that Chinese workers and Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) will be moved to self-contained communities and hubs,  which may “infringe on the basic legal rights of the Chinese citizens concerned.”

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Pogo workers in their midst: Notes from an ‘invasion’

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:27:59 +0000

Pogo workers in their midst: Notes from an ‘invasion’

MANILA, Philippines — Every midnight without fail, a white van unloads five or six Chinese men in front of a convenience store in BF Homes, Parañaque City.

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WHAT WENT BEFORE: China-based offshore gaming firms in PH

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:26:55 +0000

WHAT WENT BEFORE: China-based offshore gaming firms in PH

MANILA, Philippines — Government authorities are ambivalent about the sudden presence of Chinese workers and the operation of China-based offshore gaming companies in the country.

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Lazy Metro mayors face charge of gross neglect of duty

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 21:08:35 +0000

Pagasa announced that Tropical Depression “Falcon” would dump moderate to heavy monsoon rains on Metro Manila on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Villanueva hits Pagcor’s lax regulation of offshore gaming operators

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:31:28 +0000

Pagcor has allegedly been lax in regulating offshore gaming operators amid the influx of illegal foreign employees in the country.

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