Saturday | May 13, 2017
Charlie Ang earns more than P2.37 billion a month using his Meridien Vista Gaming Corp. as a legal front to continue his illegal jueteng operations in 13 provinces, said by the head ofPhilippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
Ang’s claims that he was operating a jai alai game using his Meridien Vista Gaming Corp. PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan said the recent raids showed that he was bankrolling the illegal jueteng operations.
“For him that is legal, but if you go to the provinces where he is operating it’s not jai alai but jueteng, which is estimated to be earning around P2.37 billion a month. Yearly it’s its P28 billion,” Balutan said.
He ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue to collect Ang’s back taxes amounting P25 billion.
This taxes was he failed to pay during the 9 years.
“In documentary stamp taxes alone he owes the government more than P25 billion.”
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 13 prohibiting any action for the assignment, sharing, lease, transfer or selling of online gambling licenses in the country.
The Supreme Court had already decided to reject Ang’s petition to allow Meridien to operate outside of Ceza’s confines.
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