China blacklists Philippines as tourist destination due to POGO

Palace yet to receive advisory on China’s blacklisting

The Philippines has been blacklisted by the Chinese government as a tourist destination due to the continuous operations of offshore gaming inthe country.

The information was revealed by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Tuesday, naming as his source Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian. 

Zubiri said during the Senate ways and means committee hearing on Philippine Offshore Gaming,Ambassador Huang said “that the Philippines now is part of a blacklist of tourist sites because they do not know if a tourist will be joining POGO operations and they don’t know if their nationals who go to the Philippines will be safe from illegal activities being done by the triad, by the syndicates operating POGOs.”

 Malacañang on Tuesday said it has yet to receive an advisory on the Philippines’ inclusion in China’s blacklist of tourist destinations.OPS officer-in-charge Undersecretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil made this remark after Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz”… Read More

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