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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

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

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

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 - 9:11 PM

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Reynaldo de Guzman, Uson, North Korea sanctions | Midday wRap

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

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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Jun 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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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.

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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Jun 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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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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Jun 14, 2017 - 8:12 PM

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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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Jun 14, 2017 - 8:50 AM

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CCTV monitoring team, funeral homes reps invited to Resorts World probe

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The House committees invite the Resorts World security team who were supposed to man the CCTV surveillance room but who left their posts during the attack on June 2

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Three House committees will continue their probe into the deadly Resorts World attack on June 14. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Resorts World Manila operator vows to 'defend' gaming license

Jun 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

This comes after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation s decision to suspend the provisional license of the casino

QUIET. Firemen break several windows at the height of the fire during the attack of the casino hotel complex on June 2, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Empire East unaffected by Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Empire East will continue to invest and expand in the Philippines allocating P25 billion in capital spending budget over the next 5 years to fund its projects in Metro Manila and the south

PUSHING THROUGH. Kasara Urban Resort Residences in Pasig City is one of Empire East's projects. It is planning to build more inside and outside Metro Manila. Photo from Empire East

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Jun 11, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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AIR STRIKE. Smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Resorts World Manila loses P7-B market value a week since attack

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The declining stock price of RWM makes even more evident the company s struggling performance over the last few years due to increasingly tough competition in the casino market

Resorts World Manila facade 2 days after the attack. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP: Security guards in Resorts World attack lacked training

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The PNP also finds that the security agency hired to guard the posh Resorts World Manila ‘has no security plan’ that complies with government standards

AFTERMATH. The Resorts World Manila complex hours after a June 2 attack by a lone gunman. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Pagcor suspends Resorts World gaming license

Jun 09, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Resorts World Manila says it has tapped a global security firm to review and beef up its security protocols

Lawmaker wants P3,000-casino entrance fee after Resorts World attack

Jun 09, 2017 - 1:25 PM

It only seeks to address some poor people who have no more money and yet go inside and gamble all they have left for their families says Isabela 1st District Representative Rodolfo Albano III

CASINO ENTRANCE FEE? A lawmaker wants to charge gamblers P3,000 before entering any casinos.  CASINO ENTRANCE FEE? A lawmaker wants to charge gamblers P3,000 before entering any casinos.

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the Philippine casino industry

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Despite challenges Pagcor Chairperson Andrea Domingo says the local gaming industry s total revenues in 2017 may still expand to P160 billion

GAMING. The billion peso casino industry is in the spotlight as attacks on a luxury resort-casino led to the death of at least 36 people.

Solaire reports booking cancellations after Resorts World attack

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:29 PM

It should normalize soon now that it s clear it is a robbery not a terrorist attack says Bloomberry Resorts Corporation chairman and CEO Enrique Razon Jr

BOOKING CANCELLATIONS. Enrique Razon Jr of Solaire says the incident puts the industry in an 'extremely sensitive' situation as casinos are in hospitality business. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

3 questions answered at House probe into Resorts World attack

Jun 08, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Lawmakers want to clip Pagcor s powers to grant licenses to casinos after Resorts World Manila management admitted security lapses in the June 2 incident

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Lawmakers start their probe into the deadly Resorts World attack on June 7. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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Jun 08, 2017 - 10:33 AM

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Resorts World fire victims '2 meters away' from exit – Fariñas

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:52 PM

After inspecting the site the Majority Floor Leader says it is likely the casino complex will face lawsuits over security lapses and fire safety violations

CASINO ATTACK. A firefighter breaks a glass window of the Resorts World Manila on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Resorts World to fund education of victims’ children until college

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Resorts World also vows to pay P1 million each to the victims families and P500 000 to those injured during the attack

VICTIM ASSISTANCE. Resort World Manila President Kingson Sian (left) and chief operating officer Stephen Reilly swear their oaths before lawmakers on June 7. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Resorts World Manila COO admits 'lapses in security' during attack

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Stephen Reilly: When we played the first videos I pointed out there should have been security personnel posted on certain points and they were not present

SECURITY LAPSES. Resort World Manila president Kingson Sian (left) and chief operating officer Stephen James Reilly (right) during the congressional probe on June 7. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Are you familiar with the casino chips system?

Jun 07, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Global anti money laundering body Financial Action Task Force warns that dead chips are often the instrument of choice of criminals as these are difficult to detect in cross border movements