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Ang kakapal! Maliksi rapped for receiving hefty allowances amid low PCSO revenues

Oct 24, 2016 @ 18:38

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi is being taken to task for the dive in lotto revenues during his watch, which also coincided with the allocation hefty allowances for executives.

This, after anti-corruption group Anti-Trapo Movement of the Philippines charged Maliksi for violations of the anti-graft law as well as the ethical code of public officials.

Also named as respondents in the case were PCSO chair Margarita P. Juico, former General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, Former Board Director Florencio Gabriel G. Noel, and incumbent Board Directors Betty B. Nantes, Mabel V. Mamba and Francisco G. Joaquin III.

Also rapped were Conrado Zabella, Assistant General Manager of Gaming Product Development & Marketing Sector; Legal Department Manager Anna Liza Inciong, Gaming Technology Department Manager Arnel Casas, Product & Standard Development Department Manager Roger Ramirez.

Citing a report from the Commission on Audit (COA), the group said that the respondents were behind in the drop in lotto sales from P31.3 billion in 2012 to just P28.9 billion in 2015.

Despite this, the group lamented that PCSO officials even gave themselves handsome allowances of P907 million from 2012 to 2014, and P306.036 million in 2015.

The petitioners added that the drop in Lotto revenues also depleted the fund meant for the indigent beneficiaries of the PCSO.

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