PNP shuts down Globaltech ‘peryahan’ in Olongapo
The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation Detection Group (CIDG) in Zambales has shut down an illegal “Peryahan ng Bayan” operated by Globaltech Mobile Online Corp. in Olongapo City.
The CIDG-Zambales raided the illegal numbers game being held on Gordon Avenue in Barangay Pagasa which led to the arrest of five Globaltech employees.
Globaltech was granted a one-year authorization to operate the Peryahan ng Bayan in 2014, but Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) under Duterte’s administration terminated the deed of authorization (DOA) because of Globaltech’s continued and repeated refusal to remit the share of the government.
The five Globaltech employees could not present any document to show they had government authority to operate the game.
The five Globaltech employees were arrested in the act of drawing the winning numbers because one of the numbers was already written on the board when the lawmen arrived.
“We cannot thank CIDG-Zambales enough for moving promptly on the complaint of our Zambales branch manager Pierre Ferrer. Their efficiency is a big help in increasing the charity funds of the government,” said PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan in a statement.
Balutan said PCSO revenues have been adversely affected by the continued operation of illegal gambling which unfairly competes with PCSO’s legal gaming products, particularly the STL.
The PCSO ordered the filing of illegal gambling cases against the five employees, but they were able to post bail.
“I know we can stop illegal gambling in the country if only were fight together. Let’s continue protect STL operations because it raises funds that the government uses to help the people,” he said. (CLTC/PNA)
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