Philipines Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III says that a measure proposing to totally ban the POGOs will have divided views among senators.
The Senator reiterates that if such a measure would propose a reform of the current POGO system, it will have overwhelming support from the Senate.
“There is an overwhelming support for a change in the existing policy, and a change in the existing rules and regulations, as well as a change in the existing attitude in law enforcement,” Pimentel told local media.
The Minority Leader, however, said he wants POGO to be totally banned in the country.
Pimentel further emphasized the fact that the issue lies in the enforcement of a policy, which is so elaborate, there are so many conditions or special provisions, as there are legal as well as illegal POGOs, and it was hard to identify whether the crimes are done by legal or illegal POGOs.
This is the reason, he argued, why law enforcers are struggling to prevent POGO-related crimes, the Philippines News Agency reported.
The lawmaker also called on the Chinese government not to scare their own countrymen of being arrested when they go home after working in a POGO, the PNA report read.