Flag Ceremony Highlights | February 12, 2024

February 12, 2024

Flag Raising Ceremony Highlights | February 12, 2024
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto addresses the following during the weekly flag raising ceremony:
00:01-00:15: Acknowledgement of City officials, departments, personnel, and representatives from national government agencies who attended the flag raising ceremony, as well as the host offices from the Institutional Development Sector.
00:16-00:54: Mayor Vico mentioned the operations on the official closure of gambling establishments operating in the City of Pasig, which was conducted by the Office of the City Administrator and Business Permit and Licensing Department last *Thursday. He then mentioned Ordinance No. 55, s. 2022 about the closure of gambling establishments authored by Councilor Simon Tantoco and supported by the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
00:55-01:38: Mayor Vico then specified the gambling establishments that had been closed such as POGOs (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators), physical establishments of e-games and e-bingo, and other similar establishments. He also specified that the reason for closure is due to the negative effects of these establishments to our society.
01:39-02:23: Mayor Vico said that in 2023, these establishments had been given one year to conclude their operations. This is in consideration of their investments and that their businesses were legal and still with permits. He then said that these establishments were given warnings as early as 2019, where the local government released a moratorium for new establishments.
02:24-02:38: He also informed the public that the business permits of these establishments had expired on December 31, 2023, and starting January 1, 2024, they were no longer allowed to renew their permits.
02:39-03:22: Mayor Vico then shared that despite the existing ordinance, 18 out of 23 gambling establishments had gotten caught operating without a business permit until the month of February. Because of this, Mayor Vico concluded that the actions made by the 18 establishments show that they don’t deserve to be given a permit to operate.
03:23-04:02: He mentioned again that because of the illegal operations, these gambling establishments were forcefully closed. Mayor Vico then said that the City of Pasig would be so much better without their businesses.
04:03-04:10: Mayor Vico then thanked and congratulated everyone who helped and supported the closure of the gambling establishments.
04:11-04:20: To end his speech, Mayor Vico greeted everyone with a good morning.
To watch the full video of the flag raising ceremony, click this link: https://bit.ly/2024_FlagCeremonyFeb12