Congressman admits Duterte admin's plan to set up $500M Chinese casino-resort in Boracay

A lawmaker on Monday said there is no actual design yet for a Boracay casino project a company he founded is involved in, as it is still being developed. Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Negros Occidental), founder of listed gaming company Leisure and Resorts World Corp., the local partner of Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group, said no construction is being done on land in Barangay Manoc-Manoc that LRWC bought. NEWS SOURCE: Casino just an 'amenity' of Boracay resort project, Rep. Benitez says; Rosette Adel ( - May 2, 2018 - 7:28pm Read more at

Malacañang on Thursday defended the government’s approval of the construction of a casino-resort in Boracay even after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a rehabilitation of the island paradise due to its worsening water pollution problem. Macau casino giant Galaxy Entertainment and its Filipino partner, Leisure and Resorts World Corp, are expected to start construction of a $500 million integrated resort on a 23-hectare property in Boracay next year after they signed a provisional license with the state’s gaming regulator. NEWS SOURCE: Palace defends $500-M casino-resort plan in Boracay Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News Posted at Mar 22 2018 02:48 PM;

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