Lawmakers favor POGO shut down

first_img“Based sa aming computation, [sa]dapat na P62 billion, ang binabayaran lang ng POGO is more orless P11 billion, so ang nawawala saating gobyerno in terms of taxes is about P50 billion,” he explained. MANILA – Some lawmakers are in favor ofshutting down Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) in the country due totax evasion. According to Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, thecountry lost billions in unpaid taxes since POGO firms began operating in 2016. “Saakin, wala tayong nakukuhang malaking benepisyo sa POGO. Sa tingin ko dapat nang itigil kung hindinatin ma-enforce ang tamang buwis,hindi natin mabantayan ang airports dahilcorrupted na ang ating immigration,”he added. Some congressmen also called for a banon POGOs during a hearing in the lower chamber.center_img A casino dealer collects chips at a roulette table in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/ERIK DE CASTRO Sen. Risa Hontiveros earlier exposed an alleged “pastillas” scheme within the Bureau of Immigration that allows the seamless entry of Chinese nationals into the country for a fee starting at P10,000. “‘Pay or go home. ‘Pag hindi nagbayad, uwi na lang sila,” House Committee on Games andAmusement chairman Eric Yap said. (GMANews/PN)last_img

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