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Duterte wants to cancel $1.5b casino-resort deal

MANILA: President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte asked the Department of Justice to study the possibility of cancelling a 'flawed' $1.5 billion casino-resort lease contract that prompte.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 11th, 2018

Gaming | Duterte cancels second casino project this year

hilippines President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to cancel Landing International Development's USD1.5-billion proposed casino resort in Manila, just one week after the Hong Kong-listed company.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Gaming | Duterte cancels second casino project this year

hilippines President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to cancel Landing International Development’s USD1.5-billion proposed casino resort in Manila, just one week after the Hong Kong-listed company Source link link: Gaming | Duterte cancels second casino project this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Palace wants full probe on casino deal

Malacañang is expecting the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate and prosecute immediately the officials behind the lease deal between the state-run Nayong Pilipino Foundation and a casino-resort investor that President Duterte has described as “flawed.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Cops told: Avoid casino resort or get dismissed

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered policemen to stay away from a major casino resort in Paraaque City, saying it is rife with the "low life of society."   "That Okada there, I'd like to announce. All of you policemen there, get out. It's crawling with usurers, kidnappers. If I pass there and I see you, I will run over you," he said in a speech in Tanza, Cavite, on Thursday.   "Those casinos there have all the low life of society."   Mr. Duterte, who has been vocal against gambling, said officers seen in the vicinity of the Paraaque casino resort would be dismissed from the service. ---JULIE M. AURELIO...Keep on reading: Cops told: Avoid casino resort or get dismissed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Did Duterte have his facts right on Nayong Pilipino deal?

MANILA, Philippines – At first glance, President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sack Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) officials and scrap its deal with a Chinese casino builder is just another demonstration of his crackdown against corruption. But a look at documents related to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Duterte ‘hates gambling,’ rules out new casinos

After firing the entire management and board of directors of a government agency that leased land for a $1.5-billion casino project, President Duterte ruled out the operation of new casinos during his term, saying he had an aversion to gambling.   His order to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review the "flawed" contract between Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) and Chinese casino operator, Landing Resorts Philippines Development Corp., is geared to possibly scrapping the deal, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday.   The Philippines is one of Asia's fastest-growing gambling markets and its integrated casino-resorts have helped create jobs and gene...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘hates gambling,’ rules out new casinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Philippines to cancel Landing’s $1.5 bln casino project – Duterte’s spokesman

MANILA- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will cancel Landing International Development Ltd’s $1.5 billion integrated casino project in the capital, his spokesman said minutes after the Hong Kong-listed firm broke ground on Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the lease contract that Landing signed with a state-owned foundation in March has significantly put the government at a disadvantage […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Philippines to cancel Landing& apos;s $1.5 bln casino project – Duterte& apos;s spokesman - InterAksyon

Philippines to cancel Landing's $1.5 bln casino project – Duterte's spokesman - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Landing s $11.7b casino in Manila to be scrapped

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will cancel Landing International Development's HK$11.7 billion integrated casino in the capital, his spokesman said minutes after the Hong Kong-based fir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Duterte fires top Nayong Pilipino officials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y5Yby0Y2j8 The groundbreaking ceremony for a $1.5-billion integrated resort called NayonLanding at the reclaimed area of Manila Bay in Paraaque City was all for naught. President Rodrigo Duterte fired on Tuesday the entire management and board of directors of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) as the agency and a Chinese casino operator launched the project. The NPF officials were sacked for allegedly approving a long-term lease contract with Hong Kong-based Landing International Development Ltd. that the President found "grossly disadvantageous to the government," said presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. (See related story in Biz Buzz on Pa...Keep on reading: Duterte fires top Nayong Pilipino officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Duterte orders review of ‘flawed’ lease contract for $1.5B casino-resort

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a review of the lease contract between Nayong Pilipino Foundation and Landings Resorts Philippines Development Corp. for a $1.5 billion integrated casino resort in Paraaque City.   The order was made after Malacaang announced that the entire board and management of Nayong Pilipino was sacked over the lease contract that was "grossly disadvantageous" to the government.   In a statementon Tuesday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that Duterte had ordered a review of the lease contract for the leisure complex which he described as "flawed."   "In addition to the firing of the entire board of the Nayong Pili...Keep on reading: Duterte orders review of ‘flawed’ lease contract for $1.5B casino-resort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built on Boracay even after the rehabilitation period of the resort island, Malacaang said on Monday. This is contrary to Leisure and Resorts World Corporation's (LRWC) announcement on Friday, July 27, that the plan to build a 23-hectare casino-resort complex will push through despite the island's closure to tourists. "I don't think any private entity should test the political will of the President on the issue of casinos in Boracay," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a briefing. "The President has said no, and I would hope they would respect that as part of Executive power," he stressed. The Philip...Keep on reading: Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Duterte issues stern warning to critics

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to resort to emergency powers and enforce them 'to the hilt' to deal with relentless criticism over his human rights record, cr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

FACT CHECK: Clueless about Boracay casino? Duterte discussed it with owners

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Monday, April 9 that he knew nothing about plans of a Chinese company to build a casino-resort in Boracay. But Malacañang photos show Duterte met with officials of the company only 4 months ago and Filipino officials present at the meeting said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Ripple of disappointment over Boracay shutdown reaches S. Korean travelers

        Busan, South Korea---The dismay over the temporary closure of Boracay Island later this month has spread far beyond its idyllic shores.   In South Korea, which until recently was the top source of Boracay's foreign visitors, there was a wave of disappointment for fans such as Brian Son, who works at a hotel and casino resort in Busan City.   Son and his wife spent their honeymoon in Boracay three years ago, a visit he hopes to repeat.   "It was big news here," he told the Inquirer. "It's sad for us."   President Rodrigo Duterte, who once called the island a "cesspool," approved the closure of the reso...Keep on reading: Ripple of disappointment over Boracay shutdown reaches S. Korean travelers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Duterte says no to purchase of helicopters from Canada, US

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces of Philippines to cancel the multi-billion dollar deal with Canada for the purchase of 16 helicopters after its government called for a review on this transaction for fear it might be used in counterinsurgency operations. During a press conference at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Duterte cancels helicopter deal with Canada’s Bell

DAVAO---President Duterte on Friday ordered the Department of National Defense to cancel a $233-million (P12-billion) contract to buy 16 helicopters from Canada after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government ordered a review over human rights concerns.   "I want to tell the Armed Forces to cut the deal. Do not proceed anymore, and somehow we will look for another supplier," he said of the deal for 16 Bell-412EPI utility helicopters announced by the two governments this week.   Mr. Duterte had said during his visits to military camps last year that Russia and China could supply the Philippines with utility and armed helicopters.   Understanding &n...Keep on reading: Duterte cancels helicopter deal with Canada’s Bell.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

As varying versions of choppers’ use confuses Canada, PH moves to cancel $233-M helicopter deal

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he has ordered the military to cancel a $233 million agreement to purchase 16 helicopters from Canada, whose government expressed concerns they could be used to fight rebels......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Rody cancels rifle procurement deal with US

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte ordered yesterday the Philippine National Police (PNP) to cancel the procurement of some 26,000 rifles from the Unite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2016

Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds

Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on Sunday said the Duterte administration's decision to forgo the possibility of forging a peace agreement with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was tantamount to "abandonment of duty." "The government must never say that they are hopeless about peace. It is an abandonment of duty to resolve social ills that led the insurgents to incite protests," Alejano said in a statement. Alejano, a former Marine captain, said the national government should hear the valid concerns of insurgents and deal with these without resorting to violence. "We should not set aside peace talks because it involved the overall security of the people," the Magdalo repre...Keep on reading: Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018