PCSO execs face plunder raps over anomalous STL operations »

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II faces a plunder complaint before the Ombudsman for defrauding government at least P50 billion from the operations of the small-town lottery (STL).

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Life begins at 40–as a millionaire–for family driver in Cavite »

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO FOR A FAMILY driver from Cavite province, life—at least, the life of a millionaire—begins at 40. The unnamed father of two was the sole bettor who had the winning number combination in the Grand Lotto 6/55 draw of Jan. 30 to claim the P159-million jackpot prize. The winning combination he picked was 06-25-17-09-14-12. His prize: […]

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$63-M lotto jackpot goes unclaimed »

In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, customers wait to buy lottery tickets at the Blue Bird liguor store in Hawthorne, Calif. With hours to go and $63 million on the line, the mystery remains: Where’s the winning California Lottery ticket - the one sold last Aug. 8, that is - and why hasn’t somebody cashed it? Whatever the reason, it won’t be a good enough excuse if the 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 deadline passes and nobody produces the ticket at a lottery office. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Chatsworth neighborhood of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) Luck may have run out for the winner of a California lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million (P3.02 billion) slip away.

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PCSO chair Maliksi faces graft raps for using post to release P2M »

Former Cavite Rep. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi, now PCSO chairman. Photo from Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi faces a graft complaint before the Ombudsman for using his position to release P2 million in charity funds for his driver. Complainant Jennifer Castro accused Maliksi of endorsing the release of P2.151 million for the hospitalization bills of his late driver Celestino Aman. Maliksi is a […]

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Group to sue Maliksi over alleged ghost consultants, driver’s P2M PCSO assistance »

Former Cavite Rep. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi, now PCSO chairman. Photo from An advocacy group will file corruption charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Ayong Maliksi for reportedly hiring ghost consultants and giving unwarranted favor to his driver under the agency’s financial assistance program to patients, a report from Radyo Inquirer said on Sunday. Jennifer Casto, president of the […]

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PCSO director clarifies medical assistance hoopla »

pcso Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Director Atty. Mabel Mamba questioned on Thursday the documents obtained by Rep. Elpidio Barzaga alleging that she, Gen. Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas and other board members approved guarantee letters without passing the normal process. Mamba clarified that the memorandum obtained by the congressman from the Charity Sector did not contain […]

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PCSO chair’s driver gets P2 million in medical assistance »

erineo-maliksi Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Chairman Ayong Maliksi’s driver got P2 million in medical assistance from the agency, contradicting his earlier statement denouncing the alleged VIP treatment of some patients and clients of PCSO. The Filipino Alliance for Transparency and Empowerment said based on their research, it was Maliksi who personally “pushed” for the speedy release […]

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Powerball: $1.5-B-winning ticket sold near LA »

Commuters drive past a sign showing the Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing is posted outside the Mobil Mart in Methuen, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. AP Photo A spokesman for the California lottery says a winning Powerball ticket was sold at a store in suburban Los Angeles.

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US Powerball jackpot world’s largest at $1.3 billion »

In this photo made with a fisheye lens a clerk hands a patron his $10 worth of chances for the upcoming Powerball drawing on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The Powerball jackpot has reached a record $900 million, with the drawing Saturday night. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) OMAHA, Nebraska, United States — Lottery officials say the estimated $1.3 billion prize for the next Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot ever in the world. No one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, leading to the astronomical prize, which is all but certain to grow before the next drawing Wednesday as more people […]

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