THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) will take a closer look at the permits of bingo operators in Baguio City and nearby municipalities to find out if there are discrepancies in their issuance, as the city council claims.
The council has asked the gaming agency to check the e-bingo operations at SM Baguio, Centermall and Centerpoint Plaza in Baguio, in La Trinidad and Tuba.
The council said the e-game operation in Tuba may not even be in Tuba at all.
Pagcor Permits and Licensing officer Nelia Lorenzo said the agency issued the license based on the business permit submitted to Pagcor by the operator, Rafael Tabora, who also runs the e-bingo outlet in Centerpoint Plaza.
The e-games outlet is in Sacred Place Building on Marcos Highway, which is near the boundary of Baguio and Tuba.
The council said the Sacred Place building is still within Baguio, but the business permit for the outlet there was acquired in Tuba.
Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda also raised the issue on the alleged fake resolution dated June 2012 bearing the signatures of some council members.
Lorenzo said she that when Tabora’s attention was called, he “sent a letter confirming the authenticity of the signatures.” (Giovani Joy Fontanilla)