PhilHealth signs guidelines on PAGCOR, PCSO funds for Universal Health Care

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) signed a joint circular with the Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for…

E-sabong’s social costs: Debt, possibly, even death

Kurt dela Peña 05/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines—As sabong (cockfight) went online in 2018, the House of Representatives already expressed its concerns, but as COVID-19 lockdowns were implemented in 2020, the craze even went wilder. It was in 2020 when Mike Tabelina, 32,…

Sen. Hontiveros wants e-Sabong regulated

Futch Anthony Inso 03/03/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Reelectionist Senator Risa Hontiveros is calling on the government to regulate the operation of e-Sabong in the country. Hontiveros is one of the senators who signed the resolution requesting the Philippine Amusement and…

DOT bows to Duterte OK of casino operation in Boracay

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) will “follow” the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the operation of a casino in Boracay, Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat told lawmakers. During Friday’s committee deliberations on the DOT’s…

Look into unremitted Pagcor share to PSC for funds, official tells DU3

June Navarro 04/24/2020

As the government explores more avenues to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a seasoned sports official has appealed to President Duterte to look into the revenue share of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) from the Philippine…

Pagcor to raise financial assistance to Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is in talks with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to increase the financial assistance received by the city from the agency. The Pagcor funds to Cebu City…

Pagcor will continue to give cash aid but ‘no touch’

Nikka Valenzuela - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) will continue to assist people seeking medical assistance but has implemented a “no-contact” policy when receiving requests for aid as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus disease…

Chinese company denies being an illegal gambling operator

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippinesp—The Chinese company, Xin Huang Jin Chen Co., Ltd., Inc. (XHJC) denied that its operations in Lapu-Lapu City in Mactan Island, Cebu, was in any form illegal. In a statement released to the media on…

Garma sets rules on naming politicians frequenting raided illegal poker house

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police will only reveal the names of public officials and employees who allegedly frequented the illegal poker house that was raided earlier today, February 1, when they can obtain photos and videos showing…

Palace: People will know if Duterte has serious ailment

Inquirer.net 10/04/2018

The public will know if President Rodrigo Duterte has a serious ailment. This was Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s assurance on Thursday as speculations on the President’s health resurfaced after skipping an event in Malacañang after allegedly being…

Bill seeks to make Congress as Pagcor’s sole regulatory body

Inquirer.net 08/20/2017

Are there too many regulatory agencies in the gaming industry? Party-list group One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals (1-Pacman) has gotten the ball rolling on a priority measure to make the Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor)…

City Hall to use DPS funds

07/28/2017

With more questions raised on the use of the city’s Pagcor (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.) funds to pay for garbage hauling services, Cebu City Hall is turning to another source to fund the P26.8 million budget…

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