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Duterte allows police to run PCSO gaming operations: Ang hinihingi ko lang naman is walang gapangan

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has given his consent allowing policemen to run PCSO-run gambling outlets.

In a speech during the 118th police service anniversary Friday, Duterte said he does not have a problem with cops or retired generals having their own business.

“I said you do not have any problem with me. If it’s a bidding, you participate, as long as it is not rigged in your favor and you secure it, complying with the laws, no corruption. I will not begrudge you,” according to the President.

“If you have friends who are millionaires and would finance a corporation and you’re incorporator, I don’t see any reason why you should not be in that business,” he added.

Duterte, however, said police officers, particularly those who run small-town lottery outlets, should ask to be reassigned to places where they do not have operations.

“Ang hinihingi ko lang naman is walang gapangan and no oppression or pressure. And if there’s a bidding and you win it, by all means. But as — part of your honor, delicadeza, ask yourself to be assigned somewhere where you are not operating or a participant or an incorporator of a corporation doing business in your area,” the chief executive said.

“Ayan lang naman delicadeza ‘yan eh. Pangit kasi tingnan na ikaw ang chief of police diyan. You look for somewhere else. The Philippine is too big,” he added.

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