Remulla orders NBI to stop operations vs POGOs

Published July 28, 2022, 4:20 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin ‘Boying’ C. Remulla

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to stop its operations against Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) due to reports of extortion and other irregularities.

“I told the NBI to stop activities against POGOs,” Remulla said during an event hosted by the Rotary Club of Manila on Thursday, July 28.

He said his directive was issued just before he took over the top post at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on a complaint by a POGO establishment that money was found missing during an NBI operation.

“Hindi ho itinatag ang National Bureau of Investigation upang gamitin lamang sa panghuhuli ng mga dayuhan o kaya ng mga negosyante (The NBI was not created to arrest foreigners or businessmen),” Remulla pointed out.

“We had to put a stop to that and right now,” he stressed.