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PCSO invites senators to observe lotto processes, draws
PCSO invites senators to observe lotto processes, draws
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PCSO invites senators to observe lotto processes, draws
by Mhillen Nicole Borja23 January 2024

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Mel Robles on Monday, January 23, said they are opening their doors to members of the Senate Committee on Games and Amusements, for them to observe and come up with an objective conclusion and recommendations on the matter.

Robles explained they are confident that their lottery processes were beyond reproach, and the best way to erase any doubts about the integrity of results is for the senators to see for themselves how the draws are being conducted.

“The PCSO for the past 89 years has kept its integrity beyond question. And we are committed to following that unsullied reputation," he said.

"That's why we are inviting our honorable senators for them to see how the actual processes work," the PCSO General Manager continued.

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Going one step farther, Robles asked the senators to conduct an unannounced inspection to remove any doubt about the integrity of the lottery operations.

In a letter dated January 22, the PCSO General Manager invited the lawmakers “to witness the entire lotto draw process – from the pre-draw preparations to the actual draw itself, for any lotto draw on any day, even without prior notice” in the interest of transparency.

The letter was addressed to Committee chairperson Senator Manuel Lapid, vice chairpersons Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, and Senator Raffy Tulfo, as well as committee members Senators Jose Ejercito Jr., Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero, Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Francis Tolentino, and Risa Hontiveros.

“In the event that you choose to send a representative, we simply ask for official written authorization for him or her,” Rbles added.

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“We are committed to openness and accountability in the conduct of all our lottery activities. We believe that fostering transparency in the lotto draw process is crucial in maintaining public trust and confidence in the integrity of our operations,” he stressed.

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