The first gold medal match in the esports component of the SEA Games 2019 happened on Sunday (8 December), Day 4 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Manila.
Taxation of POGOs has become a hot topic in the Philippine legislature, with proposals to impose a variety of levies on the sector to ensure the government was getting a proper share of online gambling revenue.
The Pinoy athletes beat Malaysia, 2-0, in s Starcraft II Group B match before their counterparts in Group A absorbed a 1-2 loss to Indonesia. In the Mobile Legends: Bang (MLBB) Group B match, the hosts managed a 1-1 draw against Indonesia.
Taxation of Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) is one of the biggest stories in the Philippines, and definitely the biggest story in the Philippine gambling industry. Amazingly then, the biggest POGO in the country has been shut down for both failing to properly register and pay its taxes.
Chan then allegedly found out about their plan and ordered the two employees to be kidnapped on November 22. They were forced to get into a card and brought to a house, where they were separated, handcuffed and beaten. Yu was forced to message family back home and ask for a ransom of P3.7 million ($73,000) for her release. If unpaid by November 25, the kidnappers threatened to break her legs or kill her.
PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo is going to present the opening Keynote for the inaugural G2E Asia @ the Philippines, to be held at Marriott Manila…
Southeast Asian Games host the Philippines apologised on Sunday 24 November 2019, after some arriving athletes were left stranded for hours at the airport or were driven to the wrong hotel, a logistical snafu that drew criticism just days before competition starts.
News that the Philippines House of Representatives have progressed their bill, which if passed would raise taxes on Philippines Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs), has spurred a new round of questions for everyone in the industry. For the head of the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), it raised a new opportunity to urge caution for politicians.
The eSports segment will run for six days starting from 5 December until 10 December at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Manila. You’ll find the eSports segment’s schedule for the 2019 SEA Games below for your planned viewings of the upcoming matches. Also keep note that the Philippines share the same GMT+8 timezone with Malaysia.
A sloppy statement from the Philippine’s Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on the Philippines Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) has authorities and politicians scrambling to correct the record. The big question is, are POGs taxable by the government?