MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Traditional BINGO games have been one of the amusement activities most affected by the Covid-19 community quarantines, much to the disappointment of senior citizens who comprise an overwhelming majority of players.
But the ban on BINGO games may soon be eased, as the Philippines moves towards the ”new normal.”
Today, the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) announced that when BINGO games are finally allowed by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Diseases (IATF), it will introduce a new game, in keeping with the election season.
The new game is called BONGO, in support of the Administration’s Presidential candidate in the 2022 elections, Senator Bong Go.
PAGCOR told The Adobo Chronicles that it is finalizing the new game’s guidelines in time for its launching in February next year — the official start of the campaign season.
PAGCOR says the Administration hopes that the new game will help Go’s campaign through name recognition, while acknowledging that elections are a game of chance, just like BINGO.