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Gov’t permits ‘sabong’, other betting activities

  BY ARGYLL GEDUCOS     Cockfighting enthusiasts or “sabungeros” rejoiced as the government on Friday allowed more sports and betting activities to take place while the country is still under community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an announcement made over State-run PTV-4, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that the Inter-agency Task Force […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoOct 17th, 2020

Online sabong iligal – PAGCOR

Manila, Philippines – Pinaalalahanan ng Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) ang publiko na iligal ang mga sabong na isinasagawa via online.  “PAGCOR is against all illegal gambling activities which is the reason why we have a very strong relationship with NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) and PNP (Philippine National Police),” giit ni PAGCOR chairman […] The post Online sabong iligal – PAGCOR appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

In Q1 2020, construction activities in CV generated P8B

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Construction activities in Central Visayas generated a total value of P8 billion during the first three months of 2020, state statisticians reported. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in their Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits report for the first quarter of 2020 issued last July 23, placed Central Visayas as part […] The post In Q1 2020, construction activities in CV generated P8B appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

Bagunas, former NU teammates reunite in club league

Bryan Bagunas could be looking at a reunion with former National University teammates in the Spikers’ Turf. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist, who re-signed with Go for Gold three weeks ago, bared that the although not yet cast in stone, the organization is looking to bring in former Bulldogs to back him up. “Bale magtatayo na ata ng sariling Go for Gold team. Kasama pa rin ang Air Force pero siyempre iilang players na lang meron sa Air Force pero di pa finalized 'yun,” Bagunas told ABS-CBN Sports. “Parang bubuuin ulit kaming NU, parang ganun.” Bagunas last played with Philippine Air Force in the 2019 Reinforced Conference where the Jet Spikers finished runners-up to Cignal. He skipped the season-ending Open Conference to play in the Japan V. League club Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler. The Balayan, Batangas pride will only suit up for Go for Gold if his schedule permits as he is set to return to Japan for another season with the Weiss Adler.  Bagunas’ former National University teammate and national team libero Ricky Marcos welcomes the possibility of playing alongside the UAAP Season 81 Most Valuable Player and other Bulldogs alumni Francis Saura, Kim Malabunga and Fauzi Ismail. “Bakit hindi, di ba? Doon na ako sa matagal ko nang nakakasama po sa loob ng court, sila kuya Bryan,” Marcos said. Marcos played for the Sta. Elena-backed NU in the Open Conference. He was named Best Libero in the same tournament where the Bulldogs finished third. The Spikers’ Turf along with the Premier Volleyball League and Philippine Superliga are awaiting the go-signal from the government to resume activities amid the health crisis.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

Ramirez recommends select sports under GCQ

PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez recommends that the government permits certain noncontact sports to be played by people under general community quarantine (GCQ) to maintain a fit and lively community. He points out that noncontact sports or any outdoor activities were not included in the GCQ and enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) guidelines implemented […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

Manila withdraws permits of PCSO gaming outlets

    Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has directed the city’s Business License Office on Monday to withdraw all business and mayor’s permits of all gaming establishments managed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the city of Manila. This, following President Duterte’s crackdown on the gaming activities operated, licensed and franchised by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

Match-fixing back in spotlight on eve of first Grand Slam

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press   For Rafael Nadal and the other stars of tennis, there's a familiar ring to the questions being raised as the first ball is about to be struck at the Australian Open. Recent match-fixing sanctions and a new case are bringing fresh scrutiny to the integrity of the sport a year after corruption allegations cast a pall over the first Grand Slam of the year. '(It's) obviously negative, always in the first month of the season starts to happen,' Nadal said at the season-opening Brisbane International. 'You get tired about this kind of stuff, but the most important thing is fight against these kinds of things.' The headlines started appearing early in the new year. On Jan. 5, police in Australia charged an 18-year-old player with a match-fixing offense at a lower-tier tournament last October in Traralgon, near Melbourne. Days later, another Australian player, Nick Lindahl, now retired but once ranked in the top 200, was handed a seven-year ban and $35,000 fine from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for offering to throw a match at a minor tournament in the city of Toowoomba in 2013. Lindahl had already been fined after a criminal trial. Two other Australian players received lesser punishments in connection with the incident. While Traralgon and Toowoomba are far removed from the glittering lights of Melbourne Park, the timing of the developments was troubling nonetheless. Last season began similarly beneath a cloud of suspicion after a report by BBC and Buzzfeed alleged that tennis authorities had suppressed evidence of match-fixing and failed to investigate possible cases of corruption. The reports went over old ground, but the timing and the headlines overshadowed the tournament. 'I haven't heard anything (about match-fixing) since last year's Australian Open,' German player Mischa Zverev told The Associated Press last week in Brisbane. 'I think it was funny timing. ... Like the day before the Oscars, they're going to bring something up to make somebody not win it, or win it.' Since then, tennis leaders have gone into overdrive to restore confidence in the sport. An independent panel was created to review the TIU, the internal body tasked with combating corruption, and authorities promised to implement all of its recommendations when it is completed this spring. The TIU also took separate steps to strengthen its monitoring and investigation efforts, develop new anti-corruption education programs for players, and improve the transparency of its operations. In an email statement to The AP, the agency said nine players and officials were sanctioned last year for match-fixing — the most for a single year since the unit was established in 2008. Several were banned for life, including a young South African player and four officials from Turkey and Uzbekistan. The unit also expanded its outreach efforts with betting operators and regulators, leading to increased reporting of suspicious wagers. In 2016, the TIU received 292 betting alerts — an 18 percent increase over the previous year. The vast majority of those came from the Challenger and Futures circuits on the men's tour, considered the most at-risk for match-fixing given the lower likelihood of detection and the smaller earnings of the players. However, the TIU said three alerts were generated at Grand Slam events, as well. The agency was quick to note, though, that an alert isn't necessarily proof of match-fixing. Of the more than 114,000 matches played last year on the professional tours, only 0.2 percent triggered a suspicious betting alert. 'Tennis was one of the first major sports to recognize the potential threat of betting-related corruption and do something about it,' the TIU said. 'It will be for the independent review panel to take a view on the conduct and effectiveness of the unit and to put forward recommendations to improve the current structure and approach.' Whatever the investigators recommend, the fact remains the TIU faces an uphill battle. Technology has shifted the gambling landscape in such a way, it's increasingly difficult for monitors to keep up. In tennis, wagers aren't just placed on who wins or loses; bets can be placed during matches in real time on everything from total points won in a game to whether a set goes to a tiebreak. 'We're talking individual player activities here,' said Hans Westerbeek, dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. 'It's much easier to get into a situation where you approach individual players to do things that can be, if done well, quite well hidden from it being suspicious.' He likens it to the ongoing battle against performance-enhancing drugs. 'You're always struggling to keep up with the innovations that a better-resourced front of gambling operators, legal or illegal, will have available to advance their technology.' Ryan Rodenberg, an associate professor of forensic sports law analytics at Florida State University, says this is one reason a more sophisticated approach is critically needed. He recommends an internal monitoring system that analyzes each match for suspicious activity in real time, rather than relying solely on betting alerts. 'A robust betting data-monitoring operation would have both in-house capabilities and a number of collaborative information sharing agreements with third parties such as sportsbooks, private monitoring firms or academics,' he said. 'Anything less is sub-optimal.' With a limited budget of just $3.23 million for 2017, however, there is only so much the TIU can do. As such, preventative measures such as education have become a priority. More than 25,000 players and officials have completed the TIU's online anti-corruption training program, and a new version will be launched that players will be required to complete every two years. 'Educating players who are up-and-coming and those who support those players is a very good, positive and necessary thing to do,' Westerbeek says. 'Because the root of the problem is ... people not really (understanding) they're engaging in criminal activity.' ___ AP Sports Writer John Pye contributed to this report. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

GAB, PHILRACOM NGANGA SA E-SABONG GAMIT ANG OTBs

MAHUSAY at tumpak ang mabilis na aksyon ng lungsod ng Valenzuela lalo na ang Business Permit and Licensing Office nang ipasara nito kamakailan ang anim na off-track betting stations dahil sa paglabag ng mga ito sa batas sa pagtanggap ng taya sa e-Sabong. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

6 OTBs ILLEGALLY TAKING BETS FOR SABONG IN V’ZUELA CLOSED

THE Valenzuela City government just did the right thing when it recently ordered the closure of at least six off-track betting stations (OTBs) after they were found to have been illegally taking bets on ‘sabong’ using their respective horse r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

INC to hold global outreach for leader Manalo’s birthday

To celebrate the 65th birthday of Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) will conduct simultaneous Lingap sa Mamamayan outreach activities all over the world on 31 October 2020. “We are focused on the interest of the people, that’s why we choose to honor our Executive Minister’s special day by continuing […] The post INC to hold global outreach for leader Manalo’s birthday appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

Santa Ana rolls out mobile betting platform

Horseracing enters the digital era with the recent rollout by Philippine Racing Club, Inc. of a mobile payment platform that enables racing fans to place wagers on their smartphones......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

Dungog 2020 activities go virtual

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 29 (PIA) - The Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO), in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will launch, October 29,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

Santa Ana Park rolls out mobile betting platform

Horseracing enters the digital era with the recent rollout by Philippine Racing Club, Inc. of a mobile payment platform that enables racing fans to place wagers on their smartphones. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 36 min. ago

DTI Requests Online Sellers’ Database Access From Online Platforms

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) requested the social media giant Facebook to let them access the database of online sellers in the country. The agency pursues the access the said database to protect people against bogus online sellers who are using social media to perform their illegitimate activities. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 36 min. ago

LTFRB-7 mulls one-stop-shop for issuance of special permits for PUJs

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) will establish a one-stop-shop for the issuance of special permits for traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) that are set to return to the city streets soon. LTFRB-7 regional director Eduardo Montealto said the said one-stop-shop will also include the personnel from the […] The post LTFRB-7 mulls one-stop-shop for issuance of special permits for PUJs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Go: Intensify anti-money laundering measures

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday manifested his support to strengthen Republic Act 9160, or the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001, to make the country compliant with the legal standards set by international bodies in addressing money laundering and the funding of terrorism activities. He expressed his support during the hearing of the Senate Committee […] The post Go: Intensify anti-money laundering measures appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Landbank’s agriculture loan portfolio expands to P230 billion in 9 months

The Land Bank of the Philippines’ total loan portfolio to the agriculture sector expanded to P230.34 billion as of end-September, as its intensified lending activities enabled it to reach more than two million farmers this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Duterte to security forces: Sans evidence, just keep quiet

President Duterte has ordered security forces to “keep quiet” if they do not have evidence that a person or a group has ties with communist rebels and to continue with their surveillance activities without fanfare......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Kelot ayaw paaresto, tumalon sa bangin

KAMATAYAN ang sinapit ng isang 47-anyos na lalaki nang pinili nito ang tumalon sa bangin upang hindi mahuli ng mga awtoridad dahil sa iligal na sabong o tupada sa Indang, Cavite nitong Sabado. The post Kelot ayaw paaresto, tumalon sa bangin first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

PSA-Ilocos Sur leads celebration of 31st Nat l Statistics Month

ILOCOS SUR, Oct. 25 (PIA) - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Ilocos Sur Provincial Statistical Office spearheaded the conduct of various activities for the month-long annual celebration of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

DavSur PLGU boosts tourism projects

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA) - Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas has urged his constituents to help promote and boost the tourism projects of Davao del Sur by sharing the programs and activities of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020