September 28, 2022

Court asked to hold PCSO legal department in contempt

An activist group has asked a court in Mandaluyong to hold the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) legal department in contempt for allegedly spreading false stories and information in an ongoing case. “We have taken an active interest in this matter because the PCSO is currently in a precarious financial position with revenue collection at an all-time low during the COVID-19 pandemic and would likely continue to hemorrhage unless called upon by the President. elected Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for digitization is implemented,” said Leon Peralta, president of the anti-trapo movement. It was earlier reported that Judge Rizalina Capco-Umali, Branch 212 of the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court (RTC), during a May 19 hearing on a motion for mandamus, said she was on the about to go on furlough for several weeks and told them to either wait for his return or transfer the plea to the RTC executive judge for resolution. Peralta said that upon verification, it was found that Judge Capco-Umali did not make these statements. “The PCSO’s Chief Legal Officer was present at the hearing and will benefit from a false narrative, so the fake news can only come from them,” Peralta said. He pushed for drastic changes in the PCSO’s hierarchy and revenue generation mechanisms to improve his finances.

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