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Resorts World operator to delist from PSE on October 21

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Travellers International buys back its shares at just P5.50 apiece, much lower than its IPO price of P11 back in 2013

Parents claim body of Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia

Aug 16, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The girl's family says their daughter 'died in extremely complex circumstances' and they are still hoping to have 'more answers to our many questions'

FOUND. Family members arrive at a hospital where rescuers brought a body during a search operation for the missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish teenager Nora Quoirin in Seremban on August 13, 2019. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP)

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

Megaworld subsidiary eyes P1.4-B income from rentals, hotels in 2019

Jun 27, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Amid its expected doubling of income for 2019, Global-Estate Resorts says it wants to contribute to the Philippines' tourism sector

MORE INCOME. The launching of more projects in 2019 is expected to double GERI's income.

PSE kicks out Melco Resorts

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Melco Resorts is set to be delisted from the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday, June 11, after failing to reach the minimum public float for over 6 months

Prosecutor junks perjury case filed by Okada vs former firm

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:39 PM

There 'is no falsity that can be attributed' to Tiger Resort official Dindo Espeleta, says Las Piñas City Senior Assistant Prosecutor Donald Macasaet

JAPANESE TYCOON. A perjury case filed by Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada against his former firm is junked by a local prosecutor. File photo by AFP

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

Boracay Inter-agency Task Force demolishes erring resort

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The resort was given 3 orders to voluntarily demolish its structure starting April 26, 2018 but these went unheeded, says the DENR

Caption: TAKEN DOWN. Despite being warned and given enough time to comply, the Boracay Inter-agency Taskforce still had to take down an erring establishment for violating shoreline easement. Photo by DENR

1 dead after Swiss avalanche, rescue search paused

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:53 PM

(UPDATED) Four people have been reported as injured in the avalanche on February 19 at the Crans-Montana ski station in southern Switzerland

PSEi reshuffle: Bloomberry in, Petron out

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:53 PM

PSE president and CEO Ramon Monzon says the changes reflect the 'dynamic changes in the company performance vis-à-vis the standards set by the exchange'

DOJ affirms dismissal of another estafa complaint vs Okada

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:35 AM

But tycoon Kazuo Okada is still facing another $3.1-million estafa case

CASE DISMISSED.Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, rides his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila on January 23, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Parañaque court orders arrest of Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The tycoon says the allegation that he committed estafa is 'absolutely absurd'

This photo taken on Janaury 23, 2017 shows Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, getting into his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

Tiger Resorts says Guevarra son hired before he was named DOJ Secretary

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The timeline from Tiger Resorts also means Guevarra's son was hired even before a Parañaque City prosecutor dismissed estafa charges filed by Tiger Resorts against Kazuo Okada

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirms the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV following the revocation of his amnesty during a press conference at the DOJ in Manila on September 4, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CA junks casino firm's appeal over Bloomberry stocks

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:12 PM

The Court of Appeals affirms a Makati City Regional Trial Court order restraining Global Gaming Philippines from selling stocks in Bloomberry Resorts Corporation

APPELLATE COURT. The facade of the Court of Appeals building. File photo from CA website

Only 3 of 10 Boracay hotels, resorts allowed to reopen

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Boracay now has half the number of hotel rooms available before President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the island closed

REOPENED ISLAND. The world-famous island of Boracay is ready to accept tourists again after 6 months of closure. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DENR says Boracay Henann resorts 'faked' compliance certificates

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Henann Group of Resorts denies the claim and says they did not authorize anyone to submit fake or unofficial documents

CLOSED. Henann group of resorts in Boracay is not accepting reservations, pending the approval of their permits. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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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

Countryside: A hidden gem in El Nido, Palawan

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Once upon a time, an overnight stay in El Nido cost a mere P20

Teodora Marcelino Austria show their old house before the Japanese burn it. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

For a cause: Golf charity event set to send teens to school

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:45 PM

A hotel group aims to raise money and send indigent teenagers to school

GIVING BACK. This is the third time the New World Hotel Group organizes a charity golf tournament. Photo by Bob Guerrero


Senate probe sought into Nayong Pilipino casino deal

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Senator Francis Escudero asks the Senate blue ribbon committee to probe the alleged questionable $1.5-billion casino deal

DRAMATIC GROUNDBREAKING. The scale model of NayonLanding, the Filipino-inspired casino resort to be built on Nayong Pilipino Foundation land is showcased during the project's groundbreaking ceremony. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

HK firm's $1.5-B Nayong Pilipino resort to push through

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Landing International Development Limited says it is a valid leaseholder 'unless the lease contract is cancelled or nullified on legal grounds by the courts'

NBA, MGM sign historic sports gambling partnership

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:47 AM

The pact makes the NBA the first American sports league with an official betting partner

GROUNDBREAKING. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the multi-year deal with MGM aims to keep the integrity of the game. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Marcos seeks probe into Laguna outing of Robredo revisor, PET staff

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos says the swimming party indicates a 'conspiracy' between the Presidential Electoral Tribunal staff and the revisor of Vice President Leni Robredo

CONSPIRACY? Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos says the ballot recount is now compromised after a revisor of VP Leni Robredo went on an outing with PET staff.

DOJ asked to reinvestigate Okada estafa complaint

Jun 17, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated files two motions before the Department of Justice, seeking a new probe and the junking of resolutions issued by the Parañaque City Prosecutor's Office

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, continues its legal battle against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada.

Glimmer of hope for Romania's faded architectural gems

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A dozen young architects are striving to restore precious architectural gems that bore witness to centuries of Romanian history and the crowned heads who ruled it through the ages

ETERNAL BEAUTY. View of the main hall of the Imperial Baths built at the end of the 19th century, today abandoned, at Baile Herculane, southwestern Romania, May 11, 2018. Photo by Daniel Mihailsecu/AFP

DOJ asked to probe 'leaked' resolution in Okada estafa case

Jun 03, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Tiger Resort claims Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac's investigation into the matter would be 'whitewashed' since Paduac himself is involved

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, blames Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac for supposedly leaking the resolution involving its $10 million estafa complanint against Kazuo Okada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Parañaque prosecutor asked to inhibit from Okada estafa complaint

May 23, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Tiger Resort blames the prosecutor for the supposed leak of a resolution involving its estafa complaint against its ex-chairman Kazuo Okada

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, is the complainant in the estafa case, accusing ex-partner Kazuo Okada of embezzling over $10 million of the firm's funds between early 2016 and June 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What it's like to dine 150 feet in the sky

May 17, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Is the 'Dinner in the Sky' experience worth it?

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. The stunning view of the Manila Bay sunset or the evening cityscape of Manila becomes the backdrop of this unique event. All photos by Tedrick Yau/Rappler

Viral posts on mountain flattened in Boracay false – DENR

May 16, 2018 - 9:02 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the flattening was done before Boracay's closure

LEVELED. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources released photos showing that leveling and other related activities have been stopped since Boracay's closure. Photo by DENR

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather wraps up PH tour reminiscing beach days

May 12, 2018 - 9:56 PM

The retired American boxer pampers himself in the natural wonders of El Nido and Samal Island

MORE FUN IN THE PH. Floyd Mayweather chills by the poolside of El Nido's eco-luxury resort Pangulasian Island. Photo from Instagram (@floydmayweather)

Body of Australian diver missing in Batangas found 3 days later

May 05, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Authorities retrieve the body of Australian national Andre Kilbride not far from the popular Aquaventure Dive Resort on Saturday early afternoon, May 5

Police body cam footage shows tense moments after Vegas shooting

May 03, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The footage's release comes after a judge sides with media organizations including The New York Times and The Washington Post that lobbied in court that the evidence be made public

SHOOTING AT THE STRIP. Las Vegas police run by a banner on the fence at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

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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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:01 AM

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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

Trump hosts Abe with North Korea, trade on the agenda

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:14 PM

With Shinzo Abe's approval rating languishing at its lowest level in years and Donald Trump mired in controversies and crises too numerous to list, both are under pressure

SECOND VISIT. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to the US on April 17, hoping his carefully cultivated relations with 'golf buddy' Donald Trump will help keep Japan in the loop and out of danger amid a flurry of diplomacy on North Korea. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Fridays Boracay resort counts cost of 6-month closure

Apr 12, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The resort says 60 employees will be laid off and a total of P45.5 million in revenues will be foregone during the 6-month closure of Boracay

CROWN JEWEL. Fridays Boracay says the management and its staff will be living on razor thin earnings because of the 6-month closure of its crown jewel. Photo from Fridays Boracay Resort website

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

DENR won't extend demolition deadline in El Nido shoreline

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:23 AM

(UPDATED) DENR Mimaropa Director Natividad Bernardino says the 32 business establishment owners only have until April 11 to remove their structures built on the 3-meter coastal easement zone

VIOLATION. Environmental authorities vow to remove illegal structures built on shoreline easement zone in El Nido. File photo by Keith Anthony S. Fabro/Rappler

Global-Estate Resorts net income up 45% to P1.6 billion in 2017

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The increase comes as the residential sales of the Megaworld subsidiary grew 4% to P4.5 billion, while income from rentals was up 54% to P161 million