PRO-7 orders closure of 2, 462 PCSO gambling outlets

By: Alven Marie Timtim July 27,2019 - 06:01 PM

Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) director, inspected a Lotto outlet located inside a mall in Cebu City earlier today. /CCPO photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) ordered closed a total of 2, 462 Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) gambling activities as of 4 p.m. today, July 27.

This included Lotto, Small Town Lottery (STL), Peryahan ng Bayan, and Keno Lotto Express outlets in the region.

Read More: In Photos: Lotto, STL outlets in Cebu City closed

Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, PRO-7 director, said the closure was in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to have all PCSO gambling activities closed because of “massive corruption” in the agency.

Read More: Duterte stops all PCSO gaming activities including lotto, STL

Closed outlets included those that are located in the highly urbanized cities of Cebu – 133, Mandaue – 130, and Lapu-Lapu – 52.

Also ordered closed were outlets located in the provinces of Cebu – 633, Bohol – 530, Negros Oriental –  911 and Siquijor – 73./dcb

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TAGS: bohol, CCPO, Cebu‬, Keno Lotto, lotto, Negros Oriental, PCSO, Peryahan ng Bayan, PRO 7, sinas, Siquijor, STL

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