21 More Illegal Pogo Employees Were Deported, According to DOJ

MANILA, Philippines — This week, more illegal workers for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) were deported.

The first batch included six Chinese nationals in October, while the second batch included 21 more this month. The Department of Justice (DOJ) made the announcement on Thursday.

According to the DOJ, all Chinese national employees left on Wednesday, November 2. However, no additional information was provided.

Since the crackdown started, the department has “seen a decrease” in POGO-related offenses.

“Even so, the Department of Justice will not be complacent, We will remain consistent and focused on our aim to end the illegal POGO industry.”


Previously, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said that the initial 281 from more than 48,000 illegal POGO workers will be deported as early as October 1 or 2. 

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