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Bringing Sweepstakes back in Filipinos’ minds

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THAT LOTTO ticket or the Sweepstakes stub you buy goes a long, long way in helping fellow Filipinos get through their medical needs, PCSO chair Margie Juico exhorts

Even the most popular of brands can meet an untimely death. For instance, the brand ‘’Sweepstakes” was synonymous to luck, to big winnings and incredible fortunes when it was first introduced in the Philippines in the ’60s.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In road daylight

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A few days ago the company called Manila North Tollways Corp. launched the second segment of its P12-billion project known as the “port connector road,” linking the congested Manila port area with NLEx—yes, the North Luzon Expressway.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Every PCSO ticket you buy helps poor cancer patients

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In the public’s perception, the “charity” in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is often overshadowed by the “sweepstakes” part of the agency’s name. Not many people realize that as the PCSO makes millionaires, we help save millions of lives as well.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

PCSO, lotto company sign interim agreement

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Lotto equipment provider Philippine Gaming Management Corp. (PGMC) has struck an interim agreement with the state-controlled Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to roll out at least 700 additional terminals in Luzon.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Arbitration of business spats

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After two years of legal skirmishes, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and DFNN Inc., a listed information technology company, agreed last week to submit to arbitration their lingering business dispute.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gov’t agency, IT firm agree to arbitrate contract row

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The state-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has agreed to enter into arbitration with listed information technology solutions provider DFNN Inc. on a wireless lotto betting contract that was scrapped during the Arroyo administration.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

We are under a tax

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A few days ago in Davao City, groups believed to be NPA rebels burned down expensive construction equipment such as a backhoe and a payloader, costing several millions of pesos, owned by a local midsize construction company named Jameetrix—simultaneously, at that, in three different sites.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PGMC accuses PCSO of favoring Pacific Online

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The company supplying the majority of lotto terminals in Luzon on Tuesday accused the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) of “bending over backward” to accommodate a rival firm and renewing the latter’s contract without the benefit of a public bidding.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PCSO extends Pacific Online’s contract by 2 yrs

Gaming firm Pacific Online Systems Corp. got a two-year extension of its contract to lease its equipment to the state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.   In a disclosure, Pacific Online said an extension to the lease agreement, covering April 1 this year to July 31 2015, was signed this week.   “Pursuant to its goal [...]

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Pacific Online chief refutes Berjaya accusations vs PCSO

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Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office: Clutching at straws?

The chief of lottery provider Pacific Online Systems Corp. has taken up the cudgels for the state-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), who is being accused of favoring the former at the expense of the local gaming unit of Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Malaysian gaming firm threatens to sue PCSO

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Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office: Clutching at straws?

Philippine Gaming Management Corp. (PGMC), the local gaming unit of Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya, has accused the state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) of working relentlessly to bring down the Malaysian-led company.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Malay conglomerate takes PCSO to court

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The local gaming unit of Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya will file a petition in court against state-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for disregarding a writ of preliminary injunction issued in relation to a dispute on lottery operations in Luzon.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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