Pres. Duterte: "We Were Losing About P7-Billion in PCSO During Pres. Aquino's Term"


Pres. Rody Duterte revealed during a speech at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan that during the administration of Pres. Noynoy Aquino, the Philippines allegedly losing over P7 billion a year in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes (PCSO). 


The President was quoted as saying "As a matter of fact, itong Philippine Charity Sweepstakes, binaboy 'yan ng mga sindikato pati 'yung mga, 'yung mga gangster dito na big time sa Pilipinas," he said. 

"So we were losing about 20 million a day," he added. Pres. Duterte also said that officials who previously ran the PCSO under the Aquino administration were allegedly linked to illegal number racket. 

Pres. Duterte explained "Yung lotto, sinakyan nla ng jueteng, pero sila rin ang humawak and they were granted that right by previous administration. We were losing billions of pesos a year in taxes," he said. 

During Pres. PNoy's term, Margarita Juico was the former chairperson of PCSO but later on she was replaced by Erineo "Ayong" Maliksi in 2015. 

In July 2016, the Office of the Ombudsman filed graft charges against former and incumbent officials of PCSO, including its Maliksi and Juico, over the extension of contracts for the lease of lottery terminals without public bidding.

Under the leadership of Pres. Rody Duterte he has tapped retired Maj. Gen. Alexander Balutan, who was earlier reported to head the Bureau of Corrections, as general manager of PCSO to “kill” corrupt officials of the state-run lottery agency.

Source: Inquirer / PIA


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