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May mananalo na! STL gains foothold in Catanduanes

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Amid opposition from the local Church and anti-gambling advocates, Small Town Lottery is finally starting to get a foothold in Catanduanes.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office inaugurated its STL outlet at the Eastern Bicol Medical Center at Barangay Gogon.

PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan led the inauguration. Among those in attendance were five town mayors who received PCSO-donated ambulances.

Balutan said the STL will absorb present illegal numbers games.

While they are not hooked on jueteng, many Catanduanes residents play the “ending game,” a numbers game based on the results of basketball games.

Many bettors are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program.