Mission accomplished! NCRPO closes down all outlets of Lotto, PCSO games in Metro Manila
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) acted swiftly in obeying President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to cloe outlets of games sanctioned by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
The NCRPO, led by P/Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, has closed down all outlets of lotto, lotto with Keno, small town lottery (STL), Peryahan ng Bayan and KENO in Metro Manila as of 11 p.m. Saturday.
Based on data from NCRPO, there was a total of 2,211 PCSO outlets in Metro Manila.
Policemen spent the entire Saturday going around their respective areas of duty to close down PCSO outlets in accordance with Duterte’s directive.
The President ordered a halt in PCSO’s gaming operations due to “massive corruption” in a taped message uploaded on YouTube.
Duterte said he can no longer tolerate the corruption in PCSO because some people were getting money that was supposed to go to the government.