Lotto operations, other games allowed in MECQ areas — PCSO

Published August 7, 2021, 2:14 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Saturday, Aug. 7, announced that lottery and all other games are allowed in areas under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The agency informed the public that pursuant to the Omnibus Guidelines on the implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines – with amendments as of Aug. 6, 2021 – “operations of all PCSO games in areas under MECQ is authorized.”

Cavite, Lucena City, Rizal and Iloilo province are under MECQ from Aug. 6 to 15.

Meanwhile, in an announcement on Aug. 5, the agency said that “selling of tickets of all PCSO games” in the areas under ECQ are “suspended.”

Metro Manila was placed under ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20. Laguna, Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro are also under ECQ from Aug. 6 to 15.

However, PCSO said that the “conduct and airing of lottery draws for nationwide Lotto and Digit games at the PCSO Main Office have been approved for continued operation” by the Inter-Agency Task Force pursuant to the Omnibus Guidelines on the Community Quarantine Classification in the country.

 
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