Nacaya wants deeper probe of report vs STL franchisee

“Let’s go deeper and bring out the facts.”


This was stressed by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya on Monday in response to the special report of Councilor Enrico Salcedo regarding the operation of the Diamond Millennium Corporation as the authorized Small Town Lottery (STL) agent of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the city.


Salcedo proposed the City Council interpose objection to the renewal of the business permit of the company.


“What I am more intrigued (was) when Councilor Salcedo mentioned (or inquired) whether or not this business of accumulating money from our people, who are into betting, are also supporting the city as regards its social responsibility,” Nacaya said.


According to the councilor, this time is very critical for corporations, particularly for business to support the city government to help out and provide assistance to people who are in dire need in this time of pandemic.


“We would also like to know their participation in the development of the city. It’s not just on the business of numbers or gathering of money from our people, particularly from the lower strata who are betting for luck paghuman dili man diay gihapon gasuporta. This appeal should not be snubbed by this type of business endeavor. It would be the (City Council) committee on games and amusement chaired by Councilor Roger G. Abaday that will lead the inquiry," the councilor further pointed out