July 29, 2019

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, being a GOCC directly under the Office of the President, will continue to abide by the directive of President Duterte to suspend all its gaming activities, until further notice.

The PCSO immediately implemented the suspension last Saturday, July 27, 2019, wherein all Lotto and KENO terminals were automatically disabled at the Main Data Center of our system providers.

May we inform the public that our Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) services at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City and all PCSO Branch Offices nationwide will still be available today onwards, unless otherwise instructed.

For those who are holding winning Lotto and KENO tickets, prizes can still be claimed at the PCSO Head Office, Conservatory Building, Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The PCSO supports the decision of our dear President in eradicating corruption and illegal gambling activities. The Agency programs, projects and activities are aligned to the objective and goal of our national government.

PCSO official statement

PCSO official statement july

Source: PCSO officials

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In the PCSO Charter (1) there was no mandate that PCSO can enforce additional payment of two pesos for every ten pesos bet and (2) a provision that PCSO can deduct twenty percent from the prize won by a bettor. How can PCSO crystallly clarify the issue to the public? If not that means PCSO deposited said collections to its own pockets hence corruption is thriving in the agency.

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