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Anti-Graft Watchdog Says PAGCOR Disrespecting Supreme Court

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has shown “shameless disrespect to the Supreme Court” by ignoring decisions that the gaming regulator had no legal authority over online gaming, local media reports an anti-graft organization as saying.

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation is a holding company for its subsidiaries which provide lodging and leisure services, including casinos. The company was the first to open an integrated resort in the Philippines in Manila's Entertainment City district in 2013. The Solaire Resort & Casino possesses a casino floor space of about 18,500 square meters. The property completed a major expansion with the opening of its SkyTower a year later. In 2015, Bloomberry expanded into South Korea, acquiring the Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino. It is planning to build a second resort in the Philippines in Quezon City, north of Metro Manila.

PRIME Philippines in Talks for Davao Casino

PRIME Philippines says it’s in talks with Davao City Investment Promotion Center for a hotel and casino in the area, local media reports.

City of Parañaque Grants Approval for New Landing IR

Landing International Development Ltd. has announced it has been granted approval from the city council for a new integrated resort in the City of Parañaque, Philippines.

PAGCOR Net Income Grows 7.6 Percent in 2018Q1

The Philippines' state run gaming regulator, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), posted net income of P1.4 billion (US$27.3 million) in the first quarter of 2018.

Commission Calls for PAGCOR Split

A Philippine commission has recommended that the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Authority should split its regulatory functions from its commercial businesses.

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Judicial Scriveners’ Association Calls for Scrapping IR Bill

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Opposition Makes Last Ditch Appeal against IR Bill

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