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Philippines President says lack of manpower preventing his government from cracking down on illegal gambling

Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines has created a lot of controversy within the first year of his rule as his government looks to crackdown on corruption, wage war on narcotics and clean up the country. Rodrigo has received a lot of criticism especially for his war on drugs as it has resulted in 4,700 deaths which include drug peddlers and users.

The President had also targeted the gambling industry and instructed gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to not renew the gaming licenses for Philweb Corp, the biggest provider of e-bingo and e-games in the country. Duterte believed that these e-bingo parlors were preying on the Filipinos who were struggling financially and were willing to spend their money at these parlors in an attempt to …