PHILIPPINE Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrea Domingo nixed the immediate suspension of e-sabong (online cockfighting) operations, noting that Pagcor might be held liable if it is done without legal basis.

"Although we do respect the resolution from 24 senators for us to immediately suspend e-sabong operations, we stand at the peril of having to pay P640 million while we suspend [the operations] without clear and legal basis. We have to look into the repercussions. In the final analysis, it would be Pagcor who would be responsible for the final decision," Domingo said during the hybrid Senate investigation on the rising number of missing persons allegedly involved in sabong and e-sabong related incidents Friday.

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