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(UPDATED) Contrary to the statement of the Department of Tourism, Leisure & Resorts World Corporation says it has not abandoned its Boracay project with Galaxy Entertainment
'They are now looking for another venue. That is very much welcome,' says Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation clarifies Galaxy Entertainment Group and its local partner still need to follow a 'long and tedious' process before getting a regular casino gaming license
Stockholders of the local partner of Galaxy Entertainment Group panic as uncertainty looms over the company's plan to build a casino in Boracay
But Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque does not elaborate on President Rodrigo Duterte's views on casinos in the popular island
Amid the Philippine government's plan to rehabilitate Boracay, the gambling firm of 89-year-old Lui Che Woo plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino there
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(UPDATED) The President claims he knows nothing about the planned casino-resort but the project was discussed in his meeting with the Chinese executives behind it
The 6-month Boracay closure will not impede the planned mega projects of property developers in the island
Airlines and hotels will take a hit, if the government pushes through with its planned temporary closure of Boracay. But some developers say it won't delay the construction of major commercial developments in the island.
Leisure & Resorts World Corporation and its Chinese partner Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited plan to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino on a 23-hectare land in Boracay