On allowing casino operation in Boracay

The President has given his go-signal allowing the operation of a casino in Boracay. Prior to this directive, casino establishments have not been operating in the island.

Casino operation in Boracay shall follow restrictions such as the observance of safety and health protocols imposed in view of the current 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.