Binay: Ban POGO in PH

Binay: Ban POGO in PH

By Liza Soriano

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MANILA — Senator Nancy Binay said that the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) should be banned especially if it does not bring benefits to the country.

“Is it worth it? Kung hindi sulit ang kinikita mula sa POGO lalo pa’t dumarami ang krimen na konektado dito handa kami magpasa ng batas para sa total ban ng POGO,” Binay said.

The senator cited police reports related to POGO, including kidnapping and extortion.

This September 7, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said that it has recorded 27 cases of kidnapping this year, 20 of which are related to POGO.

“Dapat pag aralan ang pros and cons ng operasyon ng POGO at tignan kung kung may silbi ba ito sa bansa,” Binay said.

Earlier, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the country can move forward without POGO because it has seen a decrease in revenue generation.

(ai/mtvn)

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