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Lacson Bill Seeks to Privatize Pagcor Casinos

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) may have to give up its operation of casinos, if a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is passed into law.

Senate Bill 1471 aims to address Pagcorโ€™s โ€œconflictingโ€ roles of regulating and operating gambling casinos by having the agency focus on regulating the industry and giving up its role as operator of such establishments.

โ€œIn order to promote a level playing field in the gambling industry and avoid conflict of interests, Pagcor should cede its role as operator of all gambling and gaming activities. Through such manner, it can focus and put premium to its regulatory authority, which is its governmental role,โ€ Lacson said in his bill.

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Lacson Bill: PAGCOR Out na sa Operasyon ng mga Casino

Mula sa kasalukuyang mabibigat na tungkulin at obligasyon batay sa kautusan ng batas, mababawasan na ang mga trabahong nakaatang sa mga balikat ng Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) kapag naging batas ang panukala ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Sa Senate Bill 1471 na inihain ni Lacson, layon nitong pagaanin ang trabaho at bawasan ang kalituhang dinaranas ng mga opisyales ng PAGCOR sa pamamagitan ng pagtatanggal sa karapatan na makapag-operate ng mga casino at iba pang mga libangan na kauri nito.

Kung magiging ganap nang batas, ang pagbibigay na lamang ng permit to operate sa mga pribadong casino at gaming establishments ang magiging pangunahing trabaho ng PAGCOR.

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Lacson Bill Adds Casinos, Real Estate Brokers, Art and Vehicle Dealers to Anti-Money Laundering Act Coverage

To better equip Philippine authorities to fight money laundering, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has filed a bill expanding the coverage of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) to include Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) such as casinos, real estate brokers, and dealers of art works and motor vehicles.

Lacson, in Senate Bill 45, said the Financial Action Task Force has noted how money launderers now use such businesses and professions to cover their illegal transactions, with the casino industry seemingly attractive for those undertaking money-laundering activities.

โ€œWhile the contributions of the (casino) industry are acknowledged, it is also understood that casinos are equally exposed to the raging threats of money laundering,โ€ Lacson said in explaining the inclusion of casinos in the AMLAโ€™s scope.

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Lacson Bill sa Money Laundering Tutok sa Casino, Real Estate Brokers, Atbp

Ipupurisige ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang krusada laban sa pagpasok sa bansa ng salaping kinita sa mga ilegal na aktibidad o money laundering activities.

Sa Senate Bill 45 na inihain ni Lacson na naglalayong amyendahan ang umiiral na Anti-Money Laundering Act sa bansa, dinagdagan pa ng mambabatas ang mga aktibidad na ibibilang sa mga babantayan kaugnayan sa nabanggit na ilegal na transaksiyon.

Kabilang sa mga aktibidad na imomonitor ng mga awtoridad batay sa panukala ni Lacson ay ang operasyon ng mga casino, real estate brokers, mga nagbebenta ng artworks at maging mga negosyante ng mga mamamahaling sasakyan.

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