Pokemon Go: Philippines bans Pokemon Go in public offices


Philippine government offices to limit the usage of the blockbuster smartphone game - Pokemon Go because of the impact on productivity.

In a report by broadcast network ABS-CBN, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), said it will no longer allow playing the game during office hours and will request the Pokemon Go developer to remove government offices from the list of Poke Stops and gyms.

Vietnam and Thailand have taken similar measures.

Maria Luisa Agamata public assistance and information officer of the commission said, "it affects work. Employees might not be able to fulfill their duties at that time."

A building in the lawmakers' complex and the Quezon City Hall, both at the heart of the capital Manila, are designated Poke Stops, places where gamers can collect new items.

The augmented reality game was launched early this month in the Philippines, one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in Asia.

Pokemon Go, developed by Niantic a game where players walk around in real-life neighborhoods to hunt down virtual cartoon characters visible only on their smartphone screens.

Source: Philippines bans Pokemon Go in public offices
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