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Balutan: PCSO detractors not happy with STL expansion

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office General Manager Alexander Balutan said he will not allow critics eyeing control of Small Town Lottery to destroy the agency.   "Only our detractors who want to control STL for their own personal interest are not happy with this because they hallucinate so much. Imagine the billions of pesos they are now losing because of our aggressive expansion of the STL where these notorious gambling lords used to monopolize their illegal numbers game such as jueteng, swertres, masiao, pares..." Balutan said during a presseron Sundayat the Summit Circle in Cebu.   On Monday, Balutan skipped the Senate hearing on various PCSO controversies...Keep on reading: Balutan: PCSO detractors not happy with STL expansion.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 12th, 2018

Balutan urges PCSO employees to close ranks vs detractors

PHILIPPINE Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan has called on all officials and employees to close ranks against what he described as continuing efforts to discredit and destroy the agency by “vested political interest.” “They want to bring back the old days – the old system that fattens the pockets of a few [...] The post Balutan urges PCSO employees to close ranks vs detractors appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

PCSO has 4 more STL slots for Davao Occ, Masbate

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said they are accepting two more applications for Small Town Lottery (STL) for the provinces of Davao Occidental and Masbate, bringing to four openings for prospective bidders. Earlier, Balutan announced that the agency has opened the provinces of Iloilo (excluding Iloilo….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Bgy officials want share of STL sales

BARANGAY officials have asked the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for a share of revenues collected from the small town lottery (STL). PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said barangay chairmen made the suggestion during the recent “Sama-Samang Talakayan at Linawan-PCSO Editoryal Media” event held at Lipa City, Batangas. “Itong small….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

STL posts P3.8B sales in 2 months, up 102.6% over last year

The Small Town Lottery (STL) posted P3.81 billion sales in two months, a 102.66 percent increase from the sales of the same months last year, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan announced on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Lotto sales up -- Balutan

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office ( PCSO) has reported an increase in lotto sales and other games by 2.81 percent, with overall sales of P5,384,844,980 in January and February, compared to the sales of the same months last year. PCSO General Alexander Balutan said of all number games, Ultra Lotto….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Lone bettor bags P42M PCSO mega lotto jackpot

A LONE bettor from Laguna bagged the P42 million Megalotto 6/45 jackpot of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during Wednesday night’s draw. PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the lucky winner correctly guessed the six-number winning combination 05-07-10-12-29-21. The winning ticket, Balutan said, was bought from a lotto outlet along Villegas Street, Los Banos, Laguna. JEFFERSON [...] The post Lone bettor bags P42M PCSO mega lotto jackpot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

PCSO girds for lottery systems upgrade

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) expressed confidence that it can bid out this year the P10.906 billion Nationwide Online Lottery System (NOLS) project to upgrade the more than 20-year-old equipment being used for the Lotto games. PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan said the bidding for the project has been….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

5 more STL operators may get ax -- PCSO

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said yesterday that the board is currently evaluating five more Authorized Agent Corporations (AACs) either for suspension, cancellation, termination, or revocation of their authority to conduct the Small Town Lottery (STL). “We are looking into these five AACs that are possibly….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

PCSO to modernize lotto system – Balutan

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is determined to implement its unified national online lottery system that will not only improve the handling of lottery games but will also save the agency a lot of money, its general manager, Alexander Balutan, said. The charity agency plans to bid out its P10 billion modernization project to [...] The post PCSO to modernize lotto system – Balutan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

PCSO fiasco a battle of perception, not truth – Balutan

“I’M not used to this kind of fight.” The words are ironic. They come from a man least expected to say them: Retired Maj. Gen. Alexander F. Balutan, the famed Mandirigma of the Philippine Marines, commander of the main effort in the capture of MILF Camp Abubakar which signaled the final downfall of the Muslim [...] The post PCSO fiasco a battle of perception, not truth – Balutan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Duterte clears Balutan in 5-star PCSO party

President Duterte does not see any problem with the P6-million Christmas party thrown by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Alexander Balutan, saying the activity is acceptable as long as the public benefits from the government’s money......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Duterte defends Balutan in PCSO Christmas party controversy

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he has no problem with the supposedly "lavish" Christmas party held by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), and thus holds no grudge against its general manager, Alexander Balutan. Duterte, on Monday, February 12, even asked his audience at the Vicente Sotto Memorial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

PRRD to lead unveiling of ‘Malasakit Center’ in Cebu City Monday

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will lead the unveiling of ‘Malasakit Center’ located inside the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City together with Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan and other government officials on Monday afternoon. A Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop staffed by representatives from the Department of Health […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

STL January sales hits P1.87B, up 104% from last year

The January sales of the expanded Small Town Lottery (STL) posted P1.87 billion, a 103.96 percent increase from the sales of the same month last year, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Alexander Balutan revealed on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

PNP’s share from STL revenue justified

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) defended the Philippine National Police (PNP) over the monthly revenue share the police organization gets from the Small Town Lottery (STL). PCSO Chairman Alexander Balutan rebutted gambling operator Charlie “Atong” Ang’s allegation that the PNP receives bribes from STL operators. Balutan said the PCSO….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

NO BRIBERY | All funds PNP gets as STL revenue share aboveboard – PCSO GM Balutan

All the funds received by the Philippine National Police (PNP) as monthly revenue shares from the Small Town Lottery (STL) are aboveboard and accounted for, and there is definitely no bribery involved, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Solons call for ‘ceasefire’ at PCSO

TWO congressmen yesterday called for a “ceasefire” in the bitter word war between Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan and PCSO board member Sandra Cam in order for them to fulfill their mandate to serve the poor. AKO Bicol Party List Rep. Rodel Batocabe and Quezon City….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Lacson wants PCSO chief to explain bribery claim

Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday the Senate Committee on Games and Amusement, which he chairs, would ask Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Ganager Alexander Balutan to shed light on his allegation that gambling consultant Charlie "Atong" Ang offered him a monthly bribe of P200 million in exchange for securing full control of Small Town Lottery (STL) operations. Lacson wondered why Balutan failed to mention Ang's alleged bribery attempt to him in the Jan. 24 hearing on the measure creating the Philippine Charity Office. He also pointed out that the P200 million was mentioned at the hearing not as bribe money but as the potential daily gross earning from S...Keep on reading: Lacson wants PCSO chief to explain bribery claim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

PCSO chief: Atong Ang offered P200 million bribe

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Alexander Balutan claimed yesterday that gambling consultant Atong Ang off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Cam denies launching smear campaign with Ang against Balutan

LEGAZPI CITY --- "That's a bullshit lie." That was how Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam denied the accusation that she and gaming operator Charlie "Atong" Ang were behind the smear campaign against the PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan. "On the first day that I assumed [my post] in PCSO, it was he [Balutan] and[PCSO Chairman Jorge] Corpuz who bullied me on my first day," Cam told reporters here on Monday. Cam, a former "jueteng" whistle-blower, had a rift with Balutan after she slammed the PCSO for staging an "extravagant" Christmas party. Cam had also told a hearing of the Senate that she would want to expose corruption in the PCS...Keep on reading: Cam denies launching smear campaign with Ang against Balutan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018