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Resorts World Manila operator voluntarily delists from PSE

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Travellers International says its conversion from a public entity into a private company will allow it to address 'evolving market demands' without compromising business strategies

RWM Asia Pacific Golf Challenge unfolds October 21

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Over 300 local and foreign amateurs are expected to vie for team and individual honors at Metro Manila’s finest golf courses

WIDE FIELD. The tournament is open to international golfers aged 35-70. Photo release

Alliance Global sets P410-billion capex for 2020 to 2024

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Alliance Global's property arm Megaworld Corporation receives the lion's share of the budget set for 2020 to 2024

FUTURE-PROOFING. AGI's 5-year program wants to increase the use of innovation and digital transformation in all of its businesses. Logo from Alliance Global

Floyd Mayweather no show in Manila press conference

Apr 02, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Floyd Mayweather makes Philippine media wait for 8 hours and decides not to show up for a press conference

SWEET TIME. Floyd Mayweather decides to go malling and eating dinner by the Bay instead of honoring his commitment to the press conference. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Celebrate Easter and the region’s biggest birthday bash at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Here are the activities you can do and places you can visit at this integrated resort

Duterte’s health, Resorts World Manila attack, Nikki Haley resigns | Midday wRap

Oct 10, 2018 - 1:36 PM

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House panels clear Resorts World of liabilities despite 38 dead

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin disagrees, arguing someone must be held accountable for the 'senseless killing spree'

Smoke billows at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay City after ra gunman set the casino on fire on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: The place where a casino will rise in Boracay

Apr 29, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Malay, Aklan, is where a Boracay casino will likely be built, should talks on it push through

RESORT. The rock formation on the left is part of the property that Leisure & Resorts World bought in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, where the rumored casino will be built. Photo by Adrian/Portugal

WATCH: Some residents say yes to building casino in Boracay

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Will a casino be built in Boracay Island?

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Apr 18, 2018 - 12:52 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Galaxy Entertainment's PH partner denies Boracay casino scrapped

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:25 PM

(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

Galaxy Entertainment no longer building casino in Boracay – DOT

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'They are now looking for another venue. That is very much welcome,' says Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of French Ambassador Designate to the Philippines Nicolas Galey at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Leisure & Resorts World stocks plunge over Boracay casino uncertainty

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Stockholders of the local partner of Galaxy Entertainment Group panic as uncertainty looms over the company's plan to build a casino in Boracay

Background photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Planned developments in Boracay

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The 6-month Boracay closure will not impede the planned mega projects of property developers in the island

BORACAY NEWCOAST. Boracay Newcoast is a 150-hectare tourism estate in Boracay, being developed by Global-Estate Resorts Incorporated (GERI), a Megaworld Corporation subsidiary. Concept photo from Boracay Newcoast website

Cimatu says no to building casino in Boracay

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation has revealed plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino in Boracay, but environment officials say they have not yet received any application for permits

BORACAY ISLAND. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu speaks in a press briefing on the closure of Boracay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alliance Global net income for 2017 stalls on Resorts World attack

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Alliance Global reports a net income of P21.8 billion in 2017, from P22.8 billion in 2016, as losses from its casino and liquor units offset gains from Megaworld and fast-food operations

Leisure & Resorts World Corp buys land for Boracay resort-casino

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

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

PLANNED CLOSURE. With the looming closure of Boracay Island for a year, tourism officials expect a sharp drop in arrivals at the Kalibo International Airport. File photo by Choi2451/Wikimedia.org

Are you a 'Trolls' fan? Catch them at Universal Studios Singapore

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Try this for a family summer getaway

TROLLS. 'Trolls' characters Poppy and Branch greet guests at TrollsTopia at Universal Studios Singapore. All photos by Jill Tan Radovan/Rappler

Megaworld to invest P54 billion more in Westside City township

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The developer plans two new hotels to coincide with the 2021 opening of a new casino in the township near Manila Bay

Grand Westside Hotel image from Megaworld

5th and final Resorts World Manila Masters will be a bittersweet affair

Oct 08, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Those who perished in the June incident will be remembered in the country's biggest golf tournament

FOR A GOOD CAUSE. RWM will hold a charity fundraising drive during the tournament and will encourage players to chip in to a fund that will be released to both the children and qualified heirs of those who lost their lives. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Blackpanda CEO sees opportunities in PH amid security threats

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Gene Yu, chief executive officer and co-founder of private security firm Blackpanda, says there is room for businesses to improve their safety protocols

FORMER GREEN BERET. Blackpanda CEO Gene Yu visits the Philippines during a time when security breaches, drug war, and terrorism attacks are making headlines. Instead of being discouraged, he sees a business opportunity. Image from Blackpanda

Resorts World Manila sees recovery, fast-tracks expansion

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Foot traffic at the Resorts World Manila complex is almost back up to pre-attack levels, while an expansion of its casino area is eyed for completion by December

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Sep 07, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Despite prohibition, Mocha Uson performs at Resorts World casino

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:54 PM

UPDATED A memorandum circular prohibits government officials from entering casinos in view of its negative effect on the public perception of government service

Alliance Global net income drops to P10.1 billion in 1st half of 2017

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The group s property and fast food units temper the slower performance of its casino and liquor businesses

Resorts World Manila operator reports P312-M net loss in Q2 after attack

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:50 PM

With the casino non operational for 27 days in June gross gaming revenues fell by 21 68 to P9 2 billion in the 1st half of 2017

A newfound sense of wonder

Aug 01, 2017 - 12:48 PM

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ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

Jul 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists say terrorism experts who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

Resorts World Manila resumes gaming operations

Jun 29, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The hotel casino presents its security plans and passes a Pagcor inspection leading to the lifting of the suspension order issued against it after the deadly June 2 attack

RESUMING OPERATIONS. The Resorts World Manila facade two days after the attack. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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ASSURANCE. Two of the biggest banks in the country assures the public there is no need to worry amid glitches and ATM fraud.

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Jun 23, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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Resorts World Manila: Jessie's Got a Gun

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:15 PM

There are many ways to begin this story but every beginning ends at the same place: inside a room high above a city the man on the bed burnt and dead with a bullet in his skull and a rifle on his chest

Resorts World gunman possible suspect in BMW killings – MPD

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED The Manila Police District homicide chief confirms Jessie Carlos is the only person of interest after running tests on evidence found in the crashed BMW

JESSIE CARLOS. Photo of Resorts World Manila attack suspect Jessie Carlos who turns out to be a former government tax specialist who faced an ill-gotten wealth case for increases in his assets. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House panels eye recommendation of charges vs Resorts World

Jun 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The House ends its probe into the deadly attack on the hotel casino with findings and recommendations expected to be out by next week

PROBE TERMINATED. The chairpersons of the 3 House committees who probed the Resorts World attack are Representatives Lucy Torres-Gomez (tourism), Gustavo Tambunting (games and amusements), and Romeo Acop (public order and safety). Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Resorts World security chief admits to using fake name

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Armeen Gomez tells lawmakers he was named Armenio but gives a vague explanation before invoking his right against self incrimination

FAKE NAME. Resorts World chief of security admits his real name is not Armeen Gomez. Photo by Inoue Jaena

Isabela lawmaker admits to gambling, defends politicians in casinos

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The lawmaker who filed the bill seeking a P3 000 casino entrance fee admits he also gambles but argues the law does not prohibit legislators from doing so

GAMBLING LAWMAKER. Representative Rodolfo Albano III says lawmakers are allowed to gamble because they were elected by the people, who supposedly about their activities already. Photo by Rappler

BFP wants joint training for firemen, cops after Resorts World attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection also wants a handbook for inter bureau procedures in case of a similar complex situation

JOINT TRAINING. BFP NCR chief Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu says he wants firemen to train jointly with police and the military in case of 'complex situations.' Rappler photo

House holds final hearing on Resorts World attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:08 PM

David Chua chairman of Travellers International Hotel Group that owns and operates Resorts World has been subpoenaed to appear on Wednesday June 21

PROBE TO END. Resorts World Manila facade two days after the attack. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Valuables stolen from Resorts World victims during attack, says lawmaker

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Victim Elizabeth Panlilio Gonzales the late wife of Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr allegedly loses a Rolex watch jewelry as well as her ATM and credit cards during the attack

LOOTING REPORTS. Representative Johnny Pimentel says 'a lot of looting' happened with a lone gunman attacked Resorts World on June 2. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017 where 229 displaced families families have taken shelter. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIVE: House hearing on the Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:04 AM

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Proposed SEC rule to hit San Miguel, PAL Holdings, Andrew Tan firms

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:49 AM

About 68 listed Philippine firms including 4 Andrew Tan led businesses will need to sell more shares to the public if SEC hikes the minimum public float to 20

RAISE. The SEC proposed to double the minimum public float level to 20% by July 1, 2017.

More security lapses uncovered as House probes Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Testimonies from police officials and hotel security reveal a lack of coordination among those deployed to pursue gunman Jessie Carlos

SECURITY LAPSES. A policeman on standby outside Resorts World Manila as gunman Jessie Carlos attacked the hotel-casino on June 2. File photo by Ezra Arcayan/Rappler

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Police, casino guard had 'misencounter' during Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Resorts World Manila COO Stephen Reilly says this shows there [was] a degree of confusion among security forces on the ground during the attack

HOUSE PROBE. Lawmakers talk to law enforcement authorities and hotel security officials deployed during the Resorts World attack Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler  HOUSE PROBE. Lawmakers talk to law enforcement authorities and hotel security officials deployed during the Resorts World attack Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa slammed over 'premature' info on Resorts World deaths

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Parañaque 2nd District Representative Gustavo Tambunting hits PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa for initially saying only the gunman died in the attack

THE CHIEF SLAMMED. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa faces the House probe into the Resorts World attack. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'300 rounds' of gunfire during Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Resorts World Manila president Kingson Sian says victims who were hiding – and eventually died of suffocation – likely thought there was more than one gunman

GUNFIRE. Lawmakers watch as Resorts World president Kingson Sian show new CCTV footage of gunman Jessie Carlos attacking the hotel-casino. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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