#PingSays: On the PCSO’s problems with corruption, illegal gambling operators | Jan. 24, 2018

In an interview after a Senate hearing on the PCSO charter, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– PCSO Christmas party
– PCSO problems with illegal gambling operators

Quotes from the interview…Β 

On the PCSO Christmas party:
“In the first place may mga procurement violations. Kaya dapat mag-submit agad sila ng documentary requirements sa COA para makapag-decide ang COA kung may disallowance o dapat i-correct sa ginawa nila.”

On gambling lords lording it over PCSO STL operations:
“Something is very wrong with the operation of the STL simply because gambling lords talaga ang naglo-lord over sa mga operation ng STL. So STL … at least 50% di naka-capture ng PCSO, di naka-capture ng gobyerno. Effectively ang nawawalan dito, ang recipients and beneficiaries ng charity. Kaya sa estimate kung P1.7B maincrease to full potential na P6B you can just imagine the P4.3B per month na ma-generate pa, para ma-fulfill ng PCSO ang mandate nila sa charity.”
“That is a problem they will have to resolve dahil sabi nga nila ok ang mag-legal ang mga illegal. Pero kung ang mga illegal ginawa mong legal pero illegal pa rin ang ginagawa under the guise of being legal, yan ang malaking problema.”

On PCSO’s losses to corruption:
“Kung pinapayagan mag-operate ang mga gambling lords at di ito remit sa dapat pag-remit-an, may pinupuntahan. At bakit nato-tolerate? Kasi may nagto-tolerate may kumikita, ganon ang conclusion doon.”

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