Royina Garma fought crime and corruption when she was anti-vice boss in Davao City and police chief of Cebu City.
But after a month into her job as Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager, Garma realized she could not slay corruption in her agency without the help of her mentor President Rodrigo Duterte.
In an interview with reporters, Senator Bong Go said: “She reported na kailangan niya po ng tulong ng Pangulo dahil talagang hirap siyang sugpuin ang korapsyon sa PCSO…Hiniling niya kay Pangulo na tulungan siyang sugpuin ang korapsyon at maibalik ang mga losses.”
Go said that two hours after their meeting, Duterte issued his video message ordering the military and police to close all PCSO lotto, Small Town Lottery, Peryahan ng Bayan, and Keno shops. Go said it was the President, not Garma, who made the call to close PCSO effective July 27 due to massive corruption.