Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr is facing increased pressure to ban all online gambling operations. Photo: Shutterstock
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr is facing increased pressure to ban all online gambling operations. Photo: Shutterstock

Philippines’ Marcos mulls online gambling ban amid fears ‘Chinese gangsters’ have taken over

  • Marcos’ close political allies urge him to put a stop to online gaming operators, or Pogos, saying mounting related crimes and social costs outweigh revenue brought in
  • Justice secretary warns of ‘humanitarian crisis’ over Chinese Pogos workers, with about 40,000 overstaying in country after operations shut down

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr is facing increased pressure to ban all online gambling operations. Photo: Shutterstock
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr is facing increased pressure to ban all online gambling operations. Photo: Shutterstock
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