PINALALABAS ng pamunuan ng Bureau of Corrections ang mga preso nila sa Iwahig Penal Colony upang mag demolish ng mga kabahayan ng mga katutubong Tagbanua, na ayon sa kanila ay mga iskwater sa kanilang lupain.
Sa kabila ng hindi nga maipaliwanang ng mga taga Bureau of Corrections sa Iwahig kung hanggang saan ang kanilang borders, napakalayo ng kanilang dinadayong Tagbanua settlement na nasa Bgy Montible kung tutuusin mula sa kanilang borders ayon yan sa mapa ng National Commission on Indigeous People na nakausap ng www.diaryongtagalog.net at mismong nagsabi sa amin na iligal ang kanilang ginagawa.
Wala ring court order ang ginawang pagpapalabas ng mga preso na tinatawag ng mga katutubo na “kolono” dahil iligal din ang gawaing ito na mismong galing sa pa gamin ni Iwahig Penal Colony Superintendent Sabadisto.
Ayon kay Sabadisto ang “verbal Order” ay galing sa kanilang Director General na si Capt Nicanor Faeldon at wala itong maipakitang dokumento auman ukol sa nasabing utos na kanilang pikit matang sinusunod.
Hanggang sa isinusulat ang balitang ito ay patuloy pa rin ang pangha harass ng BUCOR sa Iwahig sa mga Tagbanua at nabatid na sinampahan nan g reklamo ng pamunuan ang mga tribo ang LGU ng Puerto Princesa pati ang BUCOR ngunit wala pa ring sago tang gobyerno o aksyon man lang buhat sa kanilang hanay.///abdul malik bin ismail, firstname.lastname@example.org, 09333816694
PCOO Usec. Badoy: ‘Duterte very satisfied with PCSO leadership
President Rodrigo Duterte is very satisfied with the leadership of the
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), according to Presidential
Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Marie T.
Badoy made this announcement over “Mandirigma sa Kawanggawa”, a radio
program over DzRH hosted by Florante “Zaff” Solmerin and Karen Ow-Yong last
week. “The President is amazed at how PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan is running the agency. It is unprecedented,” said Badoy.
From one of the known corrupt agencies in the country, PCSO has transformed
into a more transparent agency that is charity and service-oriented. “Balutan may be facing intrigues, but such is expected if you are transforming an agency and want to clean up a system,” Badoy stressed.
The undersecretary revealed that President Duterte noted that PCSO is now
working as an agency that it has been envisioned to be – an agency working
for charity. In 2017, Balutan reported a gross sale of P51.9B from the P39,564,206,760 revenues in 2016. Simply stated, PCSO hit a 33.93 percent boost in sales.
“Maraming sa suporta ng Office of the President and PCOO sa PCSO. Hayaan
niyo po na sa darating na 2019 ay pagiibayuhan pa natin ang revenue
collection para makatulong sa Universal Health Care program ng ating
gobyerno. Siyempre, nariyan at dumarami na ang “Malasakit Center” ng
Pangulo, nandiyan din ang PCSO,” he said.
This year, Balutan set a target agency’s target sales to P55 million, but
it has already been surpassed. As of January to November, the overall revenues of PCSO registered a whopping P56,997,652,257.63 based on a data from the Gaming, Product Development and Marketing Sector headed by Assistant General Manager Arnel Casas.
“We already surpassed the P55-billion initial target this year, but we
adjusted it to P60 billion due to the roll out of STL. We also strengthened
Lotto products nationwide. Kaya P56 billion is really something – thanks to
the hard work of our employees, Lotto agents, Small Town Lottery (STL)
agents specially their caboes, cobradores, and organic employees,” said
“People can see how transparent the PCSO has been. Whether we earn or not,
we report. So there’s no reason for [people] not to trust us,” said Balutan. He said the STL contribution is crucial to the soaring revenues. “I have to credit also this unprecedented success to the able leadership of our Branch Operations Sector Assistant General Manager Remeliza Gabuyo for steering our branch offices to work hard with all our Authorized STL Agents (ASAs) in revenue collection. Kudos to all our branch managers and STL agents!” he said.
Of the P56 billion gross sales, P29.92 billion came from Lotto and digit
games, STL at P21.97 billion (Jan. to Oct. only), Keno at P4.14 billion,
and Instant Sweepstakes at P958.36 million. Compared to the same period last year, Lotto is up by 2.65 percent; while STL is up by 58 percent. Of all Lotto games, Ultra Lotto 6/58 is still the highest earning product from January to November at P7 billion, followed by Mega Lotto 6/42 at P2.4 billion, Super Lotto 6/49 at P2.5 billion, Grand Lotto 6/55 at P2.3 billion, and Lotto 6/42 at P2.1 billion.
As for the digit games, 3-Digit is the highest earning product at P6.8
billion, EZ2 at P6 billion, 4-Digit at P439 million, and 6-Digit at P236
PCSO reports P59.4B partial revenue for 2018
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is definitely ending the year
with a bang as it reported its partial sales for 2018 of P59.4 billion,
minus the Small Town Lottery (STL) sales for the month of November to
“We are very proud and happy to show you the results of our hard work. Many
people tried to discredit the agency’s efforts, my leadership, especially
STL, but these figures will tell you otherwise. The agency is earning and
soaring high. Thanks to the trust and confidence of our gaming public,”
declared PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan.
In a data provided by the Gaming, Product Development and Marketing Sector
headed by Assistant General Manager Arnel Casas, the partial revenues of
PCSO from January to December registered a whopping P59,432,344,377.63,
short of 567,655,622.37 from the P60 billion target set by the agency by
the end of the year.
“Sa STL, baka ma-break natin ang P24 billion this year from P4.7 to 5
billion a year dati. Kasi nag-a-average na ang STL ng P2 billion a month.
Tapos from original 18, meron na tayong 84 ASAs (Authorized STL Agents)
nationwide, including Visayas at Mindanao. But ang biggest factor sa
pagtaas ng revenue natin ay ‘yung trust and confidence ng mga tao. Nakikita
nila kung magkano ang kinikita at nalalaman nila kung saan napupunta ang
kinikita – sa mga taong lubos na nangangailangan,” added Balutan.
PCSO Charter, or RA 1169, particularly on revenue allocation, provides that
the revenue of the PCSO shall be allocated to 55 percent for prize fund
(payment of prizes), 30 percent for charity fund (various charity programs
and service) and 15 percent as operating fund (maintenance and operating
Of the 59.4 billion partial gross sales, P31,902,529,360 came from Lotto
and digit games, which is up by 0.13 percent compared to the same period
last year; P4,397,969,030 from Keno; P21,976,880,987.63 from STL (January
to October), P5,841,000 from Sweepstakes, and P1,149,124,000 from Instant
Of all Lotto games, Ultra Lotto 6/58 registered the highest revenue at
P7,167,969,460, followed by Grand Lotto 6/55 at P2,728,871,040, Mega Lotto
6/45 at P2,657,748,020, Super Lotto 6/49 at P2,635,813,160, and Lotto 6/42
at P2,272,112,020, all from January to December.
As for the digit games, 3-Digit has the highest revenue at P7,223,932,630,
followed by EZ2 at P6,485,531,320, 4-Digit at P474,117,200, and 6-Digit at
Balutan also credited the success of the agency to STL, which is the second
highest earning product, especially the efforts of operators, kaboes and
kubradores who helped eliminate the illegal numbers game.
“Lahat ng illegal numbers game suertres, masiao, pares or jueteng na ‘yan
ay ima-migrate natin sila para maging legal na sila. Nabawasan ng husto ang
mga nag-i-illegal kaya kumita tayo ng husto. Remember from 18 naging 84
ASAs, imagine ‘yung 66 na ‘yun ang dating nag-i-iligal? Kaya maraming
nagagalit sa akin na mga local government units at mga congressmen dahil
talagang tinamaan sila,” said Balutan.
Balutan dispelled rumors that STL is being used as jueteng front. With the
amount of Presumptive Monthly Retail Receipts (PMRR) being remitted by
every ASAs monthly, he said that’s not possible anymore.
“Mahirap na itong gawin front dahil malaki na ang ibinibigay ng mga
korporasyon sa atin. Kung mag-i-iligal pa sila, hindi nila makakayanan
‘yung ipinapataw nating ingreso buwan buwan. Halimbawa itong Batangas,
nagbibigay ngayon ‘yan ng P124 a month. Dati, P20 million lang. Saan n’ya
kukuhanin ‘yun? Kaya kailangan n’yang patigilin ‘yung nag-i-iligal sa lugar
n’ya para kumita s’ya,” he explained.
Despite all his detractors, Balutan assured he will fight for what is right
and will educate the law enforcement agency and the people as to what is
illegal and through the revenues of PCSO, it can help more people in need.
“Ang pinakamabigat dito na kailangan talagang alagaan ay ang betting
public. If not for their trust, the business is lost. Kahit maraming
magalit sa akin, gagawin ko kung ano ang tama,” said Balutan.