Pogos are largely located in the Metro Manila region, where the strict quarantine is not due to be lifted until May 16. Photo: SCMP / Tory Ho
Pogos are largely located in the Metro Manila region, where the strict quarantine is not due to be lifted until May 16. Photo: SCMP / Tory Ho

Philippines move for firms catering to Chinese gamblers to reopen amid lockdown faces backlash

  • Philippine offshore gaming operators, or Pogos, were allowed to resume operations on May 1 subject to certain conditions
  • The firms have been linked to prostitution, human trafficking, and corruption

Pogos are largely located in the Metro Manila region, where the strict quarantine is not due to be lifted until May 16. Photo: SCMP / Tory Ho
Pogos are largely located in the Metro Manila region, where the strict quarantine is not due to be lifted until May 16. Photo: SCMP / Tory Ho
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