Gov Defensor urges PCSO to resume STL in Iloilo


Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr called on the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to resume the operations of Small Town Lottery (STL) in the provinces “at the earliest time possible.”

This after the PCSO suspended the operation of franchisee Eagle Crest Gaming and Holding Corp. (ECGHC) for failing to remit presumptive monthly retail receipts (PMRR).

The Iloilo politiko said the loss of STL benefits illegal gambling lords.

“For me, it is better that there is STL. Because if there is no STL in the province, there is no income for the government,” he said.

But Defensor clarified he will not intervene in the selection of the new STL operator.