President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that the country has been losing at least P20 million on a daily basis due to the syndicates that are directly operating from inside the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
The President emphasized that this is the reason why he has appointed men to lead the agency instead.
As you would notice, most of the positions now are occupied by the military and the police. 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
This is what the President said during a speech he delivered in Camp Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan, before the scout rangers.
Duterte also said that the previous administration has allowed such activities to happen, resulting to the loss of at least P20 million.
“Yung lotto, sinakyan nila ng jueteng, pero sila rin ang humawak and they were granted that right by previous government. At ini-merge nila ng… So we were losing about 20 million a day. Kasi ang i-report nila ‘yung dalawa lang dito, ‘yan ihulog nila,” he said.
Retired police director Jose Jorge Corpuz, on Monday, took his oath as the new PCSO chairman. On the other hand, Retired marines’ general Alexander Balutan became the new general manager of the agency.
“I had a hard time looking for guys to run it. And I could not find it in the civilian sector because I doubted their integrity and everything,” Duterte said.
He also reiterated that the Philippine National Police-Special Action Forces (SAF) commandos have taken over and our no presently manning the New Bilibid Prison.
The President has earlier announced that the income from PCSO would be used in other programs of the country, especially in the health sector. The Botika ng Bayan will also be reestablished across the country.