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Aquino: Evidence of plunder vs Arroyo strong »

President Benigno S. Aquino III. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU FILE PHOTO President Benigno Aquino III said here Friday that the government had a strong case of plunder against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Arroyo placed under hospital arrest again »

Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. FILE PHOTO Former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was once again placed under hospital arrest Thursday after she was served an arrest warrant issued by the Sandiganbayan for a plunder charge in connection to an alleged misuse of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office intelligence funds.

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Sandigan junks Arroyo plea against arrest–report »

The Sandiganbayan. FILE PHOTO The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo against her arrest over the alleged misuse of intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), according to a television report.

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Court rejects Morato claim of free speech »

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Ruling that freedom of speech can neither be absolute nor unconditional, a Quezon City court has rejected a motion to dismiss filed by former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chair Manuel Morato and set for next month his arraignment for multiple counts of electioneering.

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4 consecutive lotto winners claim prizes »

FILE PHOTO The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says the chances of hitting the Grand Lotto 6/55 six-digit combination is 1 in 28.99 million. But this month alone, four persons have beaten those odds and claimed their prizes.

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PCSO chair blames Arroyo admin for STL anomalies »

Margarita Juico FILE PHOTO Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairperson Margarita Juico has blamed the previous Arroyo administration for the criticisms that it is encouraging the proliferation of jueteng through its small-town lottery (STL), which is allegedly being used as a front for the illegal numbers game.

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200 firms seeking contracts with PCSO for new numbers game »

Margarita Juico FILE PHOTO Some 200 corporations, some of which are operators of the controversial small-town lottery, have applied with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for contracts to run the new numbers game, to be called initially the “Loterya ng Bayan.”

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PCSO: STL contracts good until June 2013 »

Agents of small-town lottery (STL), a government-operated numbers game, are not scheduled to stop anytime soon because their contracts with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) are good until the first half of 2013.

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PCSO authorized 29 firms for STL operations »

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) had 29 authorized agent-corporations of small-town lottery (STL) all over the country as of 2010.

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Pimentel calls for new PCSO probe »

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO Officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) under the Aquino administration would be called to the Senate to explain the alleged violation of its exclusive leasing agreement with a Malaysian conglomerate after the agency signed a contract with another company without public bidding.

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