Rodrigo Duterte calls for firing of officials in POGO-connected scam

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte needs to make certain that officials who accepted bribes in return for preferential immigration therapy for Chinese nationals doing the job in Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).

About 43 immigration bureau officials were associated, with the Chinese providers allegedly paying about PHP10,000 in bribes.

The government has been cracking down on immigration and tax violations in the sector. It’s at the moment weighing a monthly bill to impose a 5 % franchise tax on gross gambling receipts to acquire more earnings from the sector.

Philippines Inquirer