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Duterte lifts STL suspension

 

President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension on the small town lottery (STL) operations provided certain conditions are met, Malacañang announced on Thursday.

“The suspension on STL will be lifted upon compliance of certain conditions,” Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

“Those compliant franchise holders will have to give three months deposit, those non-compliant will have to pay their arrears. There will be a waiver from suits. Franchise holders can not sue,” he added.

The latest order of the President came almost a month since he suspended the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) gaming operations over alleged massive corruption.


Panelo said the suspension would be lifted after the announcement was published on national publications.

“The effectivity will be after the publication of the implementing rules and regulations,” Panelo said.

“Any violation of any of the conditions contained in the implementing rules and regulations will mean revocation of the licence to operate the STL,” he added.

In July, Duterte suspended all of PCSO’s gaming operations, due to allegations of massive corruption in the office.

This ban was eventually lifted, although only on Lotto games.

STL, Keno, and Peryahan ng Bayan remained suspended then.

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Today’s Front Page January 21, 2020

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