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Who we are

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is a 100 percent government-owned and controlled corporation under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Corporation was created during the Martial Law years by virtue of a Presidential Decree (PD1067-A) issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos in response to calls for the Philippine Government to put a stop to the growing proliferation of illegal casino operations in various parts of the country then. The law creating PAGCOR was later amended and consolidated under PD 1869 otherwise known as the PAGCOR Charter.

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Final call for entries for PAGCOR Photo Contest 2024

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Final call for entries for PAGCOR Photo Contest 2024

Tue | 7.9.2024 | 2:00 PM

With only three weeks left before the July 31 deadline, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation is calling all photography enthusiasts to submit their final entries for the 2024 PAGCOR Photography Contest with the theme, “Harvest Time”.

Interested amateur and professional photographers have until 10 p.m. on July 31 to submit their entries which should highlight the Filipino's strength, patience and hard work during harvest season.

The images may also depict the dedication of farmers, fishers and other workers who help ensure the country’s food production and sustainability through the harvest of their crops and seafood products.

“We invite all those who have not yet submitted their entries to start uploading them now through the PAGCOR website as the submission deadline draws nearer,” PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said.

The PAGCOR chief said the agency has allocated a total of Php2.23 million for this year’s cash prizes to honor the outstanding work of Filipino photographers and to promote the country’s rich traditions.

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PAGCOR unveils first socio-civic-facility in Batangas

Chairman Tengco receives a plaque of appreciation from Agoncillo Mayor Cinderella Reyes (right) and Vice Mayor Daniel Reyes (left).

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PAGCOR unveils first socio-civic-facility in Batangas

Thu | 6.27.2024 | 7:00 PM

AGONCILLO, Batangas – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation formally unveiled its latest and most recently completed Socio-Civic Center here Wednesday, June 26, two years after the project’s groundbreaking in March 2022.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco led the inauguration ceremony for the Php50-million state-of-the-art structure in Barangay Pansipit, a village named after the river that connects Taal Lake to Balayan Bay.

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Integrated resorts fuel economy, local tourism - PAGCOR

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Integrated resorts fuel economy, local tourism - PAGCOR

Mon | 6.24.2024 | 1:00 PM

The country’s integrated resorts and casinos remain as one of the main growth drivers of local tourism, in the process creating a multiplier effect across various industries, according to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.

This was emphasized by Ma. Vina Claudette Oca, PAGCOR Assistant Vice President for Gaming Licensing and Development Department, during a panel discussion at the 1st Philippine Tourism and Hotel Investment Summit held over the weekend.

Oca, one of the panelists on the topic, “Navigating Challenges and Opportunities for Casino Hotels in the Philippines”, said casinos are just a small component of the many attractions offered by integrated resorts in the country.

She said that this is because PAGCOR mandates all integrated resorts to offer more non-gaming attractions and resort facilities, including dining and shopping destinations.

“In fact, they are only allowed to allocate 7.5% of their facility’s total floor area to gaming,” she said. “The rest of the floor area is allocated for non-gaming facilities such as hotel rooms, retail areas, dining and other attractions.”

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AGCOR says alien crime syndicates, not POGOs, are the real threat

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PAGCOR says alien crime syndicates, not POGOs, are the real threat

Sun | 6.9.2024 | 10:00 AM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation today said alien hacking and scam syndicates (AHaSS) are the real threat to national security, not legitimate and licensed offshore gaming operators called POGOs.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said legitimate Internet Gaming Licensees or IGLs generate funds for the government, contributing more than Php5 billion to PAGCOR’s gross revenues in 2023.

“To us, the real threat are the alien hacking and scam syndicates who operate underground, and they are the ones that our law enforcement agencies are trying to locate and dismantle,” Mr. Tengco said. “And we are cooperating fully with the authorities in this regard.”

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PHP 12-M cash at stake in PAGCOR's linked Bingo game

First integrated casino resort in Quezon City: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos lead the ribbon-cutting during the formal opening of Solaire Resort North on May 25 with Bloomberry Resorts Corporation Chairman and CEO Enrique Razon Jr. With them are (from left) Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco, Mrs. Lizzy Razon and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.

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PAGCOR: Solaire Resort North marks new era in gaming, tourism

Sun | 5.26.2024 | 2:30 PM

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco on Saturday hailed Bloomberry Resorts Corporation for its latest luxury development, the Solaire Resort North, which he said is an instant landmark destination in Quezon City.

During the formal opening of the second Solaire-branded leisure and entertainment property in Metro Manila, Mr. Tengco said Solaire Resort North “marks a new era not only for the Philippine gaming industry but also for the tourism industry.”

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PH gross gaming revenus up 18.5% to PHP81.7 billion in 1Q

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PH gross gaming revenues up 18.5% to PHP81.7 billion in 1Q

Wed | 5.15.2024 | 6:00 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today said the country’s Gross Gaming Revenues (GGR) in the first quarter of the year reached Php81.70 billion, an 18.54% increase from the Php68.92 billion in the same quarter last year.

The latest GGR is another new record, sustaining an upward trend for the local gaming industry since the post-pandemic recovery started in the last quarter of 2022.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said the Electronic Games (E-Games) sector continues its record-breaking performance, bringing in Php22.5 billion or more than six times the 2023 first quarter revenues of Php3.5 billion.

“The E-Games revenue performance continues to exceed our projections, and this reflects how gaming technology and the proliferation of mobile devices is influencing not only our daily lives but our entertainment choices as well,” he said.

“With the way technology is constantly shaping our lives and the way we do business, and even the way we choose to be entertained, the future of gaming clearly lies in this sector,” Mr. Tengco added.

The PAGCOR chief said the state-run gaming agency’s improved regulatory policies and reduced fees also contributed to the success of the E-Games sector.

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2 Raids net 10 Chinese, 26 pinoys for illegal games, online scams

Members of the CIDG-NCR and PAGCOR personnel arrested on May 2 a group of suspects that included 10 Chinese nationals for violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (RA 9208), Alien Registration Act (RA 562) and Cybercrime Prevention Act (RA 10175). The suspects were arrested in a house in Multinational Village, Parañaque City and were allegedly engaged in cryptocurrency and love scams. Mobile phones, desktop computers, credit cards, cash vaults, ammunitions, vehicles and various Chinese government documents were seized during the raid.

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2 Raids net 10 Chinese, 26 pinoys for illegal games, online scams

Thurs | 5.02.2024 | 2:00 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today said 10 Chinese nationals and 26 Filipinos have been arrested in two separate operations against illegal gaming operations and online scams in Laguna and Parañaque City since Tuesday.

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16 people arrested for illegal online raffle on Facebook

Members of the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group together with representatives from PAGCOR arrested today, May 1, the group that manages Facebook Page Lucky Dream 4 which runs an illegal online raffle. Several computer equipment, gadgets and other gaming paraphernalia were confiscated during the raid.

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16 people arrested for illegal online raffle on Facebook

Wed | 5.01.2024 | 7:00 PM

Sixteen people who were running an illegal online raffle on Facebook were arrested today, May 1, by members of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) and representatives of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)...

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PAGCOR posts 42% surge in 1st quarter income to Php 25.2 billion

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PAGCOR posts 42% surge in 1st quarter income to Php 25.2 billion

Sun | 4.28.2024 | 9:30 AM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today said its total income for the first quarter of 2024 has reached Php25.24 billion, a 42.57% increase compared with the same period last year.

The three-month earnings put the state gaming firm on track to reach the Php100 billion annual income for the year, which would be a first in the 40-year history of the state gaming firm, according to PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco.

“We are happy to announce that PAGCOR is able to sustain our growth trajectory in the first quarter of 2024 and this should help position us into achieving another record breaking year,” Mr. Tengco said ...

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PAGCOR welcomes lawyer Wilma Eisma as new President and COO

Atty. Wilma Eisma takes her oath as PAGCOR’s new President and Chief Operating Officer before Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin in Malacanang today, April 4.

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PAGCOR welcomes lawyer Wilma Eisma as new President and COO

Thu | 4.18.2024 | 6:00 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today welcomed its new President and Chief Operating Officer, lawyer Wilma Eisma, who took her oath of office before Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin in Malacanang this morning.

“We are happy to welcome Atty. Wilma Eisma as PAGCOR’s new President and COO,” Chairman Alejandro Tengco said. “We know she will be a great asset, and her vast experience in both the government and private sectors will surely be put to good use here.”

Mr. Tengco said he witnessed Ms. Eisma’s oath-taking in Malacanang this morning. She then immediately joined her first PAGCOR Board meeting in the afternoon as the agency’s first ever woman President and COO ...

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PAGCOR turns over PHP4.59-B cash dividends to state treasury

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco (right) hands over a facsimile check to Deputy National Treasurer Eduardo Anthony Mariño III during today’s simple dividend turnover ceremony at the new PAGCOR Corporate Office in Pasay City. The check amounting to nearly Php4.6 billion is the agency’s latest cash dividend to the government and represents 75% of PAGCOR’s net earnings in calendar year 2023. The turnover is also in accordance with Republic Act No. 7656 or the Dividend Law mandating government-owned and controlled corporations to remit part of their earnings to the Treasury.

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PAGCOR turns over PHP4.59-B cash dividends to state treasury

Mon | 3.25.2024 | 4:00 PM

THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today remitted a total of Php4.59 billion in cash dividends to the National Treasury to help fund the national government’s efforts in ensuring the country’s sustained economic growth and development.

The latest remittance represents 75% of PAGCOR’s net income in calendar year 2023. It is higher than the usual 50% remittance pursuant to the request of Finance Secretary Ralph Recto to PAGCOR to advance an additional 25% dividend to fund government expenditures.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said the state gaming firm’s robust earnings from gaming operations enabled it to book Php79.37 billion ...

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PAGCOR photo contest returns with Harvest Time theme for 2024

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PAGCOR photo contest returns with "Harvest Time" theme for 2024

Thu | 2.8.2024 | 5:00 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is bringing back its popular photography competition this year with a new category and, more importantly, bigger prizes to lure more amateur and professional photographers into joining the competition.

With the theme “Harvest Time”, the PAGCOR Photography Contest 2024 aims to showcase the Filipino’s strength of character, patience and hard work in the fields which are often rewarded with bountiful harvest and more fulfilling lives.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said this year’s photo contest will feature a new category – drone – which has become very popular in photography because of its ability to capture breathtaking views from the air.

“As we promised last year during the awards ceremony for the 2023 PAGCOR Photo Contest, we also increased our cash prizes for this year’s winners in all categories,” Chairman Tengco said.

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OUR EVENTS

PAGCOR joins 2024 Independence Day celebration

PAGCOR joins 2024 Independence Day celebration - The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) joined the nation in commemorating the 126th anniversary of Philippine Independence at Rizal Park in Manila Wednesday ...

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PAGCOR provides medicines for BPSF launch in Benguet

PAGCOR provides medicines for BPSF launch in Benguet - LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) donated assorted medicines during the launch of the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo ...

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ITD OFFICER RULES RUNRIO 16K AGE-GROUP CATEGORY

ITD OFFICER RULES RUNRIO 16K AGE-GROUP CATEGORY - AN officer from the PAGCOR Information Technology Department topped her age-group category to join other first-place finishers in a Trilogy Run Asia event at the Mall ...

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PAGCOR’S GENDER EQUALITY PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTED AT IWD LUNCHEON EVENT

PAGCOR’S GENDER EQUALITY PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTED AT IWD LUNCHEON EVENT - The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) took part in Aristocrat Gaming’s celebration of International Women’s ...

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PAGCOR champions gender equality and inclusiveness

PAGCOR champions gender equality and inclusiveness
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation showed its support in championing gender equality and inclusiveness by joining this year’s ...

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Bulacan farmers get PHP10-M farm equipment grant from PAGCOR

MALOLOS, Bulacan – The agriculture sector in the province of Bulacan got a big boost early this week after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) released a Php10 million grant for the ...

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PAGCOR donates commuter van to BJMP

PAGCOR donated a Toyota Hi-Ace Commuter Van to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to help transport Persons Deprived of Liberty or PDLs at the Kanlungan sa Piitan (KSP), a jail-based reformatory drug ...

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PAGCOR continues its steadfast support to the government

PAGCOR continues its steadfast support to the government in promoting key health-related programs by donating eight boxes of assorted medicines to the Lone District of Malabon on September 5, 2023 ...

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MARIKINA CITY RECEIVES IMMEDIATE RELIEF AID FROM PAGCOR

PAGCOR quickly responded to the needs of flood-devastated cities of Negros Occidental on September 05, 2023
The cities of Bacolod and Bago have been placed under a state of ...

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MARIKINA CITY RECEIVES IMMEDIATE RELIEF AID FROM PAGCOR

Marikina City receives immediate relief aid from PAGCOR
PAGCOR immediately sent relief aid to the locals of Marikina City who are affected by days of incessant rains due to the ...

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PAGCOR SFC outreach program benefits learners in Pampanga, Bulacan

PAGCOR SFC outreach program benefits learners in Pampanga, Bulacan
A total of 2,000 schoolchildren in Pampanga and Bulacan received free school supplies ...

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PAGCOR sends additional relief to Mayon evacuees amid unrest

PAGCOR sends additional relief to Mayon evacuees amid unrest
PAGCOR continues to provide assistance to thousands of residents affected by Mayon Volcano earthquakes ...

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PAGCOR, Hann Foundation bring aid to Vigan

PAGCOR, Hann Foundation bring aid to Vigan
Heavy rains didn't stop PAGCOR and Hann Foundation, Inc. (HFI) from bringing the “Sagip Kababayan” relief operations to Vigan, Ilocos Sur ...

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Relief mission by PAGCOR, Hann Foundation reaches Masantol

Relief mission by PAGCOR, Hann Foundation reaches Masantol
On the second day of the relief mission for victims of Super Typhoon Egay, PAGCOR assisted Hann Foundation, Inc. (HFI) on Thursday, August 24 ...

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PAGCOR releases 1st tranche of aid to OVP

PAGCOR releases 1st tranche of aid to OVP
Beneficiaries of the relief mission in Naujan pose for a photo opportunity with PAGCOR representatives led by the agency’s Assistant VP ...

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PAGCOR, Hann Foundation spearhead Candaba relief operations

PAGCOR, Hann Foundation spearhead Candaba relief operations
PAGCOR on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, joined a humanitarian mission spearheaded by Hann Foundation, Inc. (HFI) to assist 500 families ...

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PUBLIC WARNING

PAGCOR warns vs fake online gaming sites

Tue | 9.12.2023

State gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation today warned against the proliferation of websites using the PAGCOR logo without permission to mislead the public that their activities are connected with licensed offshore gaming in the Philippines. PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said he is strongly advising the public to exercise caution when accessing such online gaming websites “because they may pose risks to your personal and financial information”. [Read more]


Public advisory on suspicious Offshore Gaming job offers

Sat | 6.17.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), in coordination with concerned government agencies, has been continuously investigating reports of unscrupulous groups offering offshore gaming related employment opportunities to both local and foreign nationals using social media groups, dating apps, and messaging applications.
The job postings, usually looking for prospective Customer Service Representatives with experience in cryptocurrency trading, entice unsuspecting victims with high-paying jobs and numerous attractive benefits only to find themselves being used in scam activities.In line with this, PAGCOR warns the public to be vigilant and cautious of these job advertisements. Online Dating Services and Cryptocurrency Investments are not part of the authorized acts of its Offshore Gaming Licensees and Service Providers and any information on these unauthorized activities may be reported to the POGO Hotline No. 0927-8098610 or Contact Us.
PAGCOR advocates for responsible gaming only through legitimate online gaming operations. For the updated list of PAGCOR-authorized gaming entities and gaming websites/platforms, please refer to the Regulatory site or to the Accredited Service Providers.


Public Advisory on illegal online betting operations

Wed | 4.12.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has been continuously receiving reports about the proliferation of illegal online betting operations and other related activities.
PAGCOR advises the public once again that participating in unauthorized gaming activities is punishable by law. Besides being an offense, such also exposes one to the dangers of being victimized by unscrupulous groups.
PAGCOR advocates for responsible gaming only through legitimate online gaming operations. For the updated list of PAGCOR-authorized gaming entities and gaming websites/platforms, please refer to the Regulatory site or to the Accredited Service Providers.


Public Advisory on dangers of casino financing

Mon | 2.20.2023

In light of recent events within the casino gaming industry, the public is hereby advised to exercise caution about the dangers of casino financing, especially the junket operations within the Philippines. Casino Financing is a colloquial term used to describe overly risky investment or trades. This type of investing is akin to gambling, where investors hope to hit the proverbial lottery with their investments. These investments often refer to large "bets" that are typically high risk, with an anticipated high potential reward outcome. However, as with betting at a casino, the investor could lose it all.
An example of a common scheme is that a scam operator and their agents will claim that a casino granted them VIP rooms or junket arrangements, and that they need to raise money to do casino financing for their VIP guests from any foreign country. Investors then place money, sign contracts of loan for a lock-in period of twelve (12) months or more, and get postdated checks. This is a kind of Ponzi scheme wherein the money of the new investors is used to pay off the investments of the earlier investors.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAGCOR SAYS EX-CABINET OFFICIAL TRYING TO INTERCEDE FOR POGOS

Sat | 6.29.2024

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation today said a former high ranking government official tried to facilitate the grant of gaming licenses to some of the illegal POGOs that have been recently raided and found engaged in illegal activities.
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PAGCOR CHIEF: BANNING IGLs COULD CAUSE BIGGER PROBLEMS

Wed | 6.12.2024

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation today said outlawing Internet Gaming Licensees or IGLs, previously called POGOs (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) could cause bigger problems since it would drive legitimate operators underground.
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BAMBAN MAYOR ALICE GUO'S ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN ILLEGAL OFFSHORE GAMING OPERATIONS

Tue | 6.4.2024

We take issue with the statements of Atty. Nicole Rose Margaret Jamilla who tried to pass the blame to PAGCOR the reasons for the criminal cases filed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government against her client, Mayor Alice Guo of Bamban, Tarlac.
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PAGCOR GETS GREEN LIGHT TO IMPLEMENT CPCS

Wed | 1.30.2024

After years of waiting, employees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation should have their salaries aligned with other GOCCs after the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) committed to issue an Authority to Implement (ATI) for PAGCOR’s new Compensation and Position Classification System or CPCS.
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PAGCOR Refutes Allegations of Plagiarism, Investigates Source of Fake News

Thu | 7.13.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) decries the recent circulation of screenshots on social media maliciously accusing PAGCOR of plagiarizing the logo of a website called “Tripper”.
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PAGCOR's Press Statement regarding offshore gaming operations

Thu | 3.30.2023

On March 23, 2023, Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sherwin Gatchalian presented the chairman’s report which cited that the risks of allowing the continuous operations of offshore gaming operations
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Press statement on GLOBAL COMRCI Notice of Termination

Thu | 3.9.2023

After careful investigation and in accordance with R.A. No. 9184 otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Act”, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has issued a Notice to Terminate the Consultancy Contract with Global ComRCI
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Press statement on Pagcor's efforts to curb POGO-related crimes

Wed | 2.1.2023

On January 31, 2023, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation(PAGCOR) learned through a news report that Soleil Chartered Bank issued astatement denying the issuance of a
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Press Statement on POGO in response to issues raised during the January 23 senate hearing

Tue | 1.24.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) would like to thank the Senate of the Philippines for the opportunity to clarify matters related to the country’s
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PAGCOR warns public against playing in illegal online gambling sites

Wed | 12.28.2022

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) reiterates its call to the public not to patronize or engage in illegal online gambling to avoid being scammed, falling prey to identity theft and credit card
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Press statement on illegal online gaming operations

Thu | 9.29.2022

In the light of the arrest of Chinese and other foreign nationals reportedly involved in illegal online gaming recently, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) would like to clarify that the
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WHAT WE REPORT

To enhance transparency and enforce accountability

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

As of Mar. 31, 2024
(Posted: April 30, 2024)

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BUDGET PERFORMANCE

As of Mar. 31, 2024
(Posted: April 29, 2024)

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ANNUAL REPORT

CY 2022
(Posted: Sep. 1, 2023)

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AUDITED FINANCIAL

2008 - 2020


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How We Work

To enhance transparency and enforce accountability

TRANSPARENCY SEAL

Transparency and Accountability in all government

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GOVERNANCE

The framework of rules, systems, practices and processes in the corporation

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PROCUREMENT

Transparency in the procurement process and in the implementation

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9001:2015

Meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction

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Operationalizing in the Executive Branch the People's right to the information

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PAGCOR is committed to comply with the Philippine Data Privacy Act of 2012

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