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Duterte suspends PCSO gaming operations, cites corruption

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 7/26/2019 Dalangin-Fernandez, Lira
a close up of Rodrigo Duterte: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the 72nd Anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on July 2, 2019. Screencap from PCOO video President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the 72nd Anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on July 2, 2019. Screencap from PCOO video

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a suspension of all gaming operations  with franchises granted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), citing corruption.

"I have today ordered the closure, the stoppage of all gaming schemes of whatever nature that got franchises to do so from PCSO. . . . The ground is massive corruption," Duterte said in a video message aired by the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

"Hinto na, that's my order," he said, adding that he will have the alleged corruption investigated in the operation of these gaming schemes.  —LDF, GMA News

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