Good Morning. PAGCOR follows up on POGO’s illegal activity, rescues 40 kidnapped foreign nationals in an inter-agency raid, and revokes a service provider’s license. Kidnappings are giving the industry “a bad name.” In Australia, the government launched an online inquiry while Tasmania announces mandatory pre-commitment. Closer to home, Hong Kong is considering scrapping hotel quarantine. There is much weekend reading to catch up on!
What you need to know
- PAGCOR follows up on POGO’s illegal activity, rescues 40 foreign nationals in an inter-agency raid, revokes service provider’s license.
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PAGCOR lead Inter agency tasked with abating POGO related illegal activity rescued 40 foreign nationals in a raid in Angeles City over the weekend. PAGCOR also revoked Pasig City service provider license following the rescue of over 100 kidnapped and illegally detained workers in Rizal. “We have no problem with legal POGOs” the agency noted, adding that “the worst thing about this is the illegals who give the industry a bad name.” The crackdown comes following the joint inter-agency meeting resolution to fight the illegal crimes and kidnapping cases as committed under the cover of POGOs.
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