Values: Gambling – Heads or Tails, You Lose

In this last article in the series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we look at gambling and games of chance where money is involved and examine the moral issues behind indulging in them Gambling and gambling addiction are on the rise in Singapore. In the first year of the opening [...]

Philippine bishop rejects Aquino’s gambling-sourced fund

MANILA – A bishop in the northern Philippine city of Baguio has rejected President Benigno Aquino III’s offer of using gambling money for economic development.“I told President Aquino we oppose casino and all forms of gambling,” said Bishop Carlito Cenzon of Baguio in an interview with Church-run Radio Veritas 846.Bishop Cenzon said the president (right) [...]

St. Teresa parish holds forum on problem gambling

(From left) Parish priest of St. Teresa, Father Michael Arro; National Addictions Management Service counsellor, Lawrence Tan; and Director of National Council on Problem Gambling, Charlotte Beck. Photo by Daniel TaySINGAPORE – Nine years ago, James (name has been changed) was a software developer in Cebu, Philippines, who, while highly paid, had barely enough to [...]

Ruined by gambling, raised by God

(Left) (From left) Camillus, Eunice and Joshua.While on a family holiday to Amsterdam 20 years ago, a father’s compulsive gambling led to a lost son. Camillus Sim is an ex-gambler who went from lottery winner to running from loan sharks. Darren Boon meets the man who was Ruined by gambling, raised by GodCAMILLUS SIM WAS [...]