DDS lawyer shows why VP Leni Robredo’s commentary on POGO (0nline gaming) is off the mark, tutors VP a thing or two on legalities of Chinese g@mblers in PH

Social media without Leni Robredo’s commentary on national issues is indeed boring.

So after a few days of not hearing any remarks or commentary on national issues from Leni Robredo, the vice-president finally ended her silence and commented on the Chinese and the POGO issue.

First, Robredo wondered why the operation of POGO (Philippine Offshore Gambling Operation) in the PH involving Chinese nationals persist when PRRD has already ordered the shut down of all gambling, including the revocation of permits.

Second, Robredo reckoned that offshore or online gaming is illegal in China, so they are coming to the Philippines.

If online gaming is illegal in China, why is it the Philippines are housing (sheltering) the Chinese online gambling operators? Robredo asked.

Less than a day later, lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles demolished Leni Robredo’s statements on Facebook.

Angeles explained to Robredo that it was the PCSO who ordered the suspension of all gaming except lotto. Angeles added that it’s the law that determines what is legal or illegal.

Angeles remarked that POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) is under PAGCOR, not PCSO.

In addition, Angeles explained that what is illegal in China is not necessarily illegal in the Philippines.

And lastly, housing or regulating where to house the Chinese workers of POGO operations in PH is outside the scope of PAGCOR’s mandate.

You may start reading Trixie Cruz-Angeles’ short dissection of Leni Robredo’s criticism on POGO.

Madame. PCSO po ang nagpa suspendi ng gaming except lotto. Batas po ang nagdedetermine kung ano ang legal o hindi.

Ang mga Philipine offshore gaming operators o POGO ay under sa PAGCOR.

Also, ang iligal po sa China, hindi necessarily iligal dito. At, walang kinalaman yan sa pag house o pag regulate kung saan ang residences ng mga Chinese workers ng mga POGO dito.

Naman si Madame.

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