President Rodrigo Duterte against online gambling in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte against online gambling in the Philippines

Stopping online gambling was one of Duterte’s first marching orders to the members of his Cabinet.

The Philippines.- One of Rodrigo Duterte’s first marching orders to the members of his Cabinet was to stop online gambling.

The President affirmed he would order the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to rescind the permits that the previous administration had awarded to companies operating online gambling.

“Online gambling must stop… I don’t want the proliferation of gambling in the country,” said Duterte “There’s no way for the government to collect taxes from online gambling anyway. How do you collect tax [from online gambling]?”

Duterte addressed the online gambling issue whilst sharing his government plan with his cabinet, just a few hours after he took his oath as the 16th President of the Philippines.