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Arroyo's Relatives Called to Testify

International News Brief: Philippine President Gloria Arroyo's husband, son and brother-in-law have been called to testify before a joint committee hearing after a witness linked them and others to illegal gambling operations in the country.

New Filipino Police Chief Points Fingers

International News Brief: Newly appointed Cebu police director Drusillo Bolodo has started turning the heat on local government and fellow police officials, accusing them of protecting illegal gambling in their respective areas.

Philippines' Government Goes After Game Machines

International News Brief: After jueteng, the Filipino’s government is now cracking down on video karera and fruit game machines.

Philippine Groups Support Gambling Plan

International News Brief: The League of Municipalities in the Philippines has thrown its support to the move of the Pampanga Mayors League in its effort to eradicate all forms of illegal gambling in the country.

Philippines to Investigate Jueteng

International News Brief: Philippine administration lawmakers says the House is determined to push through with its investigation on the jueteng issue but appealed for an honest probe in aid of legislation and congressional oversight.

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.

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