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Philippine Governor Wants More Policing

International News Brief: Philippine’s Governor Gwendolyn Garcia wants non-stop police operations against illegal gambling operators after receiving intelligence reports on the proliferation of video carrera machines in Pinamungajan, Bogo and Toledo City.

Philippines Probes Arroyo Gambling Link

International News Brief: Philippine lawmakers said they would begin this week an inquiry into allegations that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's family members received payments from syndicates running an illegal lottery.

Philippine President Rejects Jueteng Legalization

International News Brief: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday rejected renewed calls for the legalization of jueteng, an illegal numbers game, saying it would only encourage laziness among Filipinos.

Philippine Official Confronts Archbishop Over Jueteng Accusations

International News Brief: Presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo confronted Pangasinan Archbishop Oscar Cruz during a congressional hearing yesterday on reports linking the Arroyos, along with police officers and national and local officials, to jueteng.

Philippines Target Gambling Lords

International News Brief: House leaders on Friday emphasized the need for close coordination between the police and the Bureau of Internal Revenue running after jueteng lords who are also tax cheats.

Courts Asked to Shut PAGCOR Down

International News Brief: The Philippine Supreme Court has been asked to close down the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. because it has been operating without a franchise for the past three years.

Philippines to Hold Poker Championship

International News Brief: The Poker Club of the Philippines and the Philippine Gaming Corporation will hold the country’s first Poker King Challenge.

Casino Filipino Missing Millions Worth in Chips

International News Brief: An estimated P20-million worth of casino chips are missing from several branches of Casino Filipino, Rep. Imee Marcos of Ilocos Norte said on Saturday.

Ho Plans Philippine Floating Casino

nternational News Brief: Macau gambling magnate Stanley Ho is back and is set to open his floating casino in Manila Bay, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos claimed yesterday.

Philippines Approves Online Cockfight Betting System

International News Brief: The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. has approved the implementation of the country’s first Internet-based cockfight betting system.

Filipino Mayor Blocks Casino Attempts

International News Brief: San Juan Mayor Joseph Victor Ejercito vowed to block attempts by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation or any private individual to open a casino in his town.

Philippines' Lottery Ordinance Under Review

International News Brief: The Provincial Legal Office has started the initial review of Provincial Ordinance 4.

Pagcor Granted Extension

nternational News Brief: The Philippines House of Representatives has approved a bill granting the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation another 25 years to operate casinos and other forms of gambling in the country.

Philippine Board to Review Lotto Regulation

International News Brief: The Provincial Board will review Provincial Ordinance Number 4 that regulates the operation of lotto terminals in Negros Oriental in the wake of recent developments on the legal issue of the game in Dumaguete City.

Foreigners Banned from Running Filipino Casinos

International News Brief: The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill extending the franchise of the state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. but retained restrictions against allowing foreigners to engage in the local gaming business.

Hong Kong Tycoon Bets Big in Manila

International News Brief: Hong Kong tycoon Cheng Yu-tung bought the Hyatt Hotel and 40% of the adjoining Casino Manila two years ago. Construction workers now frantically prepare the resort for its grand launch early next year in Manila.

Philippine Government Slammed for Opening Casino

International News Brief: Several Chinese Filipino organizations, led by the group Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran, Inc., on Friday slammed the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. for opening a casino in Binondo, Manila despite the residents’ protests.

Filipino Senator Opposes Jueteng Legalization

International News Brief: Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. opposed yesterday yet another attempt to legalize the popular numbers game jueteng.

Philippine Gambling Abolition Gains Support

International News Brief: The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. may well be a thing of the past, if the groundswell of support for its abolition at the House of Representatives hits a crescendo.

Philippine Bishops Clash Over Gambling

International News Brief: Two leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have clashed on how the bishops should view gambling with one saying it is alright to deal with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and the other saying there can be no exception.

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