6 months Suspension of gaming operations well within the President’s authority – Senator Tolentino MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senator Francis Tolentino on Monday said the suspension of all gambling operations licensed and franchised by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) was well within President Rodrigo Duterte’s authority. Neophyte Senator Francis Tolentino(FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) Concerns were aired over Duterte’s sudden order to close down all PCSO-sanctioned gaming schemes, including the Lotto, which, according to some senators, should have been spared since corruption allegations were supposedly confined to the small-town lottery (STL). But Tolentino, a known Duterte ally, defended the Chief Executive’s order. “The President is vested with the power under the Administrative Code [of ... more