The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) received criticism from netizens after they unveiled their new logo, which cost more than P3-M.
Aside from its controversial design, which was compared to the logo of an oil company, netizens also questioned the company’s background that created it.
Some netizens found the background of PAGCOR’s logo creator, Printplus Graphic Services, ‘sketchy’ after they discovered some important information about the said company.
According to the investigation, they found that Printplus was only registered to PhilGEPS on June 14, 2023, thirteen days before the contract had been awarded by PAGCOR to them.
PhilGEPS, or the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System, was an online portal where companies bid on contracts for government projects.
Aside from its new registration, Printplus also had no proper social media page or logo.
They also found that Printplus’s business scope in their registration to the Department of Trade and Industry was only for ‘Barangay’ level.
Some netizen questioned why the graphic company that created the newest symbol of PAGCOR do not even have its own logo.
They also noticed that the page of Printplus only posted one photo, a graphic used for the BBM-Sara campaign last year.
Printplus’s office was also located inside an exclusive subdivision, fueling more suspicion from the netizens.
Despite its sketchy background, PAGCOR still allowed the said company to create their new logo.
As of writing, the company’s owner, Francisco Doplon, has yet to respond to the criticism received by the logo they created for PAGCOR.