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Duterte approves operation of a casino in Boracay

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Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has given his go-signal allowing the operation of a casino in Boracay.

Presidential spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque assured that casino operations in Boracay shall follow restrictions such as the observance of safety and health protocols imposed in view of the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and ensuring safeguards to keep children or minors away from gambling activities.

“This latest presidential pronouncement is part of the revenue-generating efforts of the government to augment funds for COVID-19 response,” Roque said.

Roque added that prior to directive, casino establishments have not been operating in the island.

 

 

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