Joy Belmonte discovers Eastwood POGO hubs operating without permits

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Several Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) companies in Eastwood City, Libis received notices of violation from Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte for alleged violations.

Omniworld Enterprise Inc., Singtech Enterprise Inc., and Great Empire Gaming and Amusement Corp. were found to be operating without proper permits when Belmonte made a surprise inspection Friday.

Among the documents the POGO failed to produce were locational clearances, sanitary permits, environmental clearances and occupational permits of its employees.

Belmonte gave the POGO companies 15 days to obtain the necessary permits from the city government.

“While we welcome the business locators in our city, we want to ensure that our rules and regulations are followed to the letter. Otherwise, you will have to face the consequences of non-compliance,” she said in a statement.