PAGCOR funds new cybercrime operations center

PAGCOR funds new cybercrime operations center

Philippines’ gaming regulator has contributed €88,000 to new state of the art facility aimed at clamping down on illegal online gambling.

Philippines.- PAGCOR has donated PHP5 million (€88,000) to the Department of Justice as part of a financial grant to establish and run the DOJ Office of Cybercrime’s Cyber Fusion Operations Center.

This comes after PAGCOR, the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Immigration and DOJ’s Office of Cybercrime signed a Mutual Cooperation Agreement in March 2019 to handle intelligence gathering, investigations and prosecutions of illegal online gaming activities.

According to PAGCOR, the financial support will be used to procure IT equipment for the Operations Center, which will serve as the complaint and monitoring center of the inter-agency council against illegal online gambling.

“The OpCen will operate on a multi-level functions serving as communications facility and hands-on ready training facility,” the Office of Cybercrime’s Officer-in-Charge, Atty. Charito Zamora, said.

“It will definitely help the council in reinforcing its fight against the rampant proliferation of illegal online gambling. We thank PAGCOR for their all-out support for the creation of the OpCen. It will help all the members of the task force to prevent and suppress cybercrime in the country.”

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