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Lotto Outlet Owners Reacts to Duterte’s Order to Close PCSO Games

DUTERTE – Lotto outlet owners reacted to President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to temporarily close down all the PCSO outlets in the country.

On Friday, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ordered to temporarily stop lotto and all the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) games due to alleged corruption. He announced his decision live on the Facebook Page of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

The 74-year-old chief executive now considered all these gaming activities illegal.

Photo Source: The Filipino Times

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the military to shut down all the PCSO outlets in the country.

“I have today ordered the closure, the stoppage of all gaming schemes or whatever nature however done that got the franchises to do so from the PCSO,” he said.

Photo Source: ABS-CBN News

In a previous article, we shared several photos of the closed PCSO outlets in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Based on a report from ABS-CBN, a lotto outlet owner reacted to President Duterte’s order o closed all the gaming operations under PCSO.

Marilen Comandao complained by the president’s abrupt orders. She said cops just went to his outlet and closed it. He’s now wondering where to get money to pay for his employees.

“Iyung employee namin is a single mom, wala na siyang trabaho… Hindi naman kami may kasalanan bakit kami pinaparusahan? Sana kung sino may kasalanan, sila parusahan,” said Comandao.

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Another lotto outlet owner, Neil Hoseña also complained by the president’s new orders saying they shouldn’t be involved on Duterte’s fight against the alleged corrupt officials.

“Bakit pati operation nadamay? Kung may corruption, sana ‘yung mga tao na lang dun sa loob ang suspendihin, kasi nadamay kami, kabuhayan namin wala na kami kinikita,” he said.

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According to a report, a lotto winner Cindy Paborada supposed to be claiming her prize on Friday but failed due to the temporary suspension.

“Pangit ‘yung ginawa niya… Siyempre di naman madali kumita ng pera, nagbabakasakali lang din,” Paborada said.

Photo Source: Manila Bulletin News

Based on the report, Justice Sec. Menardo Guevarra said the PCSO will only return to its normal operations once they caught all the corrupt officials and employees.

“I believe that until this investigation is completed and people responsible for cheating the government have been unmasked, PCSO gaming operations such as lotto and STL (Small Town Lottery), which are otherwise legal, may not resume,” said Guevarra.

The PNP has closed a total of 21,173 lotto, Keno, STL, and Peryahan ng Bayan outlets nationwide.

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  • Jingle luarez July 29, 2019, 10:17 am

    Im one of the supporter of our pres.closure of pcso,co’z most of our fellow filipino’s,insted they prayed our salvation of sin,the asked or pray,when they won the lotto draw,hehehe di ba mga gamblers,

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