Philippines Blocks Government Employees and Officials from Casinos

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If you are a government employee or official in the Philippines, you had better stay away from casinos in the country, as President Rodrigo Duterte has banned you from entering these premises.

The president was able to implement Presidential Decree 1067-B, which bans politicians and government employees from casinos. The decree had been in place since 1983, but has not been enforced until now. The decree states that students, those under 21, military members, government employees, and politicians are all banned from entering or gambling within the country. Family members and children are also included in the ban.

In a transcript, President Duterte said, "I do not want people in the government entering the casino. You are in the government with a measly income and yet you'll be seen in a casino?"

Casino Listings will update this story as more details on the ban's implementation are revealed.

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19 July 2016 - 10:24pm

I understand president's position and obviously the guy has the legal right to do that but if the government employees incomes are "measly" what about the common Philippines citizens? I don't believe their incomes are higher.