Several lawmakers have assailed the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. for being remiss in its duty to monitor the operations of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) and ensure their compliance with Philippine laws and rules.
In a House hearing Monday, Pagcor executives got a dressing down from lawmakers for their failure to run after illegal POGOs.
A large number of POGOs has been operating without the necessary license.
House Minority Bienvenido Abante Jr. and Lanao del Norte Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo castigated Pagcor for failing to curb the rising number of illegal POGOs.
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda has filed a bill seeking the imposition of a five percent tax on all offshore gaming firms’ receipts derived from gaming operations.