Good Morning. Philippine National Police is seeking better coordination with the Bureau of Immigration and PAGCOR in line with operational measures of the crackdown task force. Senators call for a bipartisan bill to ban online gaming. At home, Alvin Chau’s trial S1E2 is underway, while Macau statistics keep on plunging.
What you need to know
- Philippine National Police forges better coordination with the Bureau of Immigration, PAGCOR in line with the crackdown task force operations.
- Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva submitted a bill banning all online gaming, including both POGOs and PIGOs, garners bipartisan support.
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Suncity’s Alvin Chau Trial
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To further boost the police’s investigative capacity in POGO-related incidents, Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. is seeking to forge better coordination with the Bureau of Immigration and PAGCOR. The crackdown on POGOs linked to illegal activities is part of the government’s efforts to preserve the country’s safe business climate, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said. Amidst the controversy, Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva submitted a bill banning all online gaming, including both POGOs and PIGOs, which has garnered bipartisan support. While other senators have added their voices to the proposal, the bill’s reception was mostly reserved, notwithstanding the significant tax contribution of the online gaming industry to the Nation’s coffers.
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