The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has allowed the resumption of Small Town Lottery (STL) operations in some areas effective Wednesday (Sept. 16).
Issuing a public advisory, PCSO informed that STL operations will be allowed to resume in the province of Ilocos Norte through Lucky Pick Amusement & Development, Inc. and in Nueva Vizcaya through KIng’s 810 Gaming Corporation.
The resumption of STL in some areas was announced after months-long suspension due to the COVID-19 situation in the country. STL, along with lotto games and other operations of PCSO, was suspended in March amid the public health emergency.
While it has allowed the resumption of STL in the two areas mentioned, PCSO reminded the public to remain vigilant.
“Health and safety protocols implemented by the IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force], LGUs [Local Government Units] concerned, and the PCSO shall be strictly implemented,” it said.
Furthermore, PCSO noted that the “operations these areas shall be automatically suspended” if they are placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
PCSO, however, clarified that all STL areas that were “not mentioned shall remain suspended” until further notice.
The PCSO also thanked the public for its “continue support and patronage” of its products like the STL, Lotto and other Digit games, Keno and Instant Sweepstakes Scratch-it tickets.