Amending PAGCOR’s charter

Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon conduct a hearing Tuesday, August 22, 2017, on a proposal seeking to separate the regulatory function of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) from its concurrent role as operator of gambling establishments. “In order to promote a level playing field in the gambling industry and avoid conflicts of interest, Pagcor should cede its role as operator of all gambling and gaming activities. Through such manner, it can focus and prioritize its regulatory authority, which is its governmental role,” Lacson, chair of the Senate Committee on Games and Amusement, said. (Photo by Romeo Bugante)

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