Moro-moro lang! Here’s what Gary Alejano thinks about Duterte’s lotto shutdown


When one door closes, another one opens — but only for Duterte cronies.

Former Magdalo Rep.Gary Alejano is again disappointed but not surprised with President Rodrigo Duterte’s out of the blue decision to shut down all games of chance being hosted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, which includes the daily lotto and Keno draws. Duterte said he wants to put an end to corruption in the agency, which primarily devotes its earnings to medical aid to poor Filipinos.

The politiko said it’s very fishy, and that Duterte could only be clearing the way for new entrants, courtesy of his businessmen BFFs.

“This is a shakedown just like what he did before in order to shake off those non-allies who are current holders of gambling licenses & franchises. Then later “re-open” and award these to his friends and allies,” Alejano said. “Corruption? I dont think that’s the issue.”

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