18 STL ‘ushers’, bettors nabbed in 10 days in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen in Cebu City have arrested 18 illegal bet collectors or “ushers” and bettors of the Small Town Lottery (STL), a numbers game, in 10 days of anti-illegal gambling operations. The 10-day period…

The name of the game

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 08/04/2019

  Corruption in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is nothing new.   In August 04, 2016 or exactly three years ago today, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte pronounced during an environmental summit in Davao City that the…

Duterte stops all PCSO gaming activities including lotto, STL

07/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all gaming activities of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), including lotto, stopped due to alleged “massive corruption” in the agency. In a video message posted by Malacañang on Facebook, Duterte…

As PCSO head, Garma visits Barangay Carreta, the controversial site of ‘police brutality’ video

Benjie Talisic 07/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines―Three months ago, former Cebu City Police Officer Director Royina Garma was the image of an irked official who said that she will file a cyber libel case against the common-law wife of drug suspect,…

Garma ready for ‘softer side of public service’ after being appointed PCSO general manager  

Benjie B. Talisic 06/24/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—After 24 years of service with the police force, outgoing Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Police Colonel Royina Garma said she is ready to embrace a different role in public service, one she describes…

PCSO chief pushes STL; numbers games players told: Go legal

Morexette Erram 10/28/2016

PLAYERS of the numbers games in the country are encouraged to “go legal” as President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to focus on the war against illegal gambling next year. Jose Jorge Corpuz, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)…

PCSO donates 4 ambulances to Cebu province

Morexette Erram 10/28/2016

Four brand new Foton C1 ambulance vans were turned over today by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III at the PCSO – Visayas headquarter in Pier 4, S. Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu…

Saudi worker wins P112M lotto jackpot

08/11/2016

MANILA — Now, he can finally quit and come back home for good. After working as a construction worker in Saudi Arabia for 10 years, a consistent lotto bettor won the jackpot prize in the Lotto 6/42…

Lapu-Lapu couple wins P24M lotto jackpot

06/08/2016

THE WIFE of a Cebuano fisherman got the biggest haul of her life when she claimed yesterday the more than P24-million jackpot prize she won in the May 31 draw of the Lotto 6/42. The 37-year-old housewife…

North Cebu fishers to get 50 motor bancas

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/08/2016

Fishing communities in Yolanda-hit areas in northern Cebu are set to receive 50 motorized bancas worth P6 million from the Capitol in March. Dr. Roldan Saragena, provincial agriculturist, said the funds were downloaded by the Philippine Charity…

Police raid 5 illegal lotto outlets

Rene Alima 11/27/2015

FIVE persons were arrested when police raided five illegal “swertres” outlets in a series of anti-gambling operations in Minglanilla town, southern Cebu last Wednesday afternoon. The five lotto outlets were not authorized to operate by the Philippine…

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