It was revealed throughout an inquiry by the House committee on good authorities and public accountability that House members whose districts have STL operations receive a share of the earnings.
Antipolo City second-district Rep. Romeo Acop disclosed throughout the listening to that he acquired a test from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office as his district’s share of the STL proceeds final 12 months.
But he added that he returned the test to PCSO as a result of he didn’t know methods to liquidate it.
Acop stated the test amounted to “P1,600 plus for one month” of the STL proceeds.
The revelation prompted the committee chairman Johnny Pimentel to ask PCSO officers to call all of the congressmen who acquired STL funds.
Bong Suntay, a member of the PCSO board, stated the division of PCSO’s revenues are mandated by the company’s constitution.
Under the implementing guidelines and regulation of the PCSO, “0.25 percent (of STL proceeds) goes to the congressional district.”
Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo clarified that the share of districts is “not something sought by Congress but given by PCSO board for purposes of charity work.”
He famous that Quezon City has no STL operations.
Other congressmen additionally denied receiving any STL funds from the PCSO.
But Minority Leader Danny Suarez stated the share of districts shouldn’t be taken negatively.
“I don’t deny that there’s money given to each congressional district. But when our constituents ask us for help, they don’t ask kung saan nanggaling… There should not be malice put into it,” he stated.