House to probe PAGCOR deal for casino complex in Manila

The House of Representatives is set to conduct an investigation into the contract wherein the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) supposedly gave a private company permission to build a casino complex at the back of Museo Pambata in Ermita, Manila.

Resolutions seeking a probe into the deal were filed by Pampanga Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo Bondoc and Ang Edukasyon Party-list Representative Salvador Belaro Jr.

Casino developer Vanderwood Management Corporation had applied for lease and bagged a 15-year contract with PAGCOR.

Lawmakers are questioning the alleged irregularities that characterized the bidding for the project.

For his part, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada had said, he had not given a permit to Vanderwood to run a casino at the Bay area.

Manila City Hall is determing whether or not violations were committed when the site was leased from PAGCOR.


Topics: PAGCOR , Vanderwood , contract , Museo Pambata , Manila , Estrada , probe
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