Entertainment City - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Entertainment City


Entertainment City firms slam DOTr order to transfer flights

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM

City of Dreams Manila, Solaire, and Resorts World representatives say transferring flights to Sangley Airport will inconvenience their VIP guests

TRANSFERRING FLIGHTS? Entertainment City firms said that transferring their charter flights from NAIA to Sangley Airport would be 'unreasonable'. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP)

Megaworld to invest P54 billion more in Westside City township

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The developer plans two new hotels to coincide with the 2021 opening of a new casino in the township near Manila Bay

Grand Westside Hotel image from Megaworld

Okada Manila grand opening moved to March

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Once fully operational the 44 hectare Okada Manila is set to become the largest integrated entertainment resort in the country

MOVED. After commencing its casino operations last December, Okada Manila said it has been well received by the local gaming enthusiasts that led to a milestone of reaching 10,000 Reward Circle members during its first week of operations. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Top property, gaming firms interested in New Nayong Pilipino PPP

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Among them are AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation DM Consunji Incorporated DM Wenceslao and Associates Incorporated Filinvest Development Corporation and JG Summit Holdings Incorporated

NEW STRUCTURE. Dubbed as the New Nayong Pilipino, this will be the 2nd public-private partnership (PPP) project to be rolled out under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte

Okada Manila set to open for Christmas preview

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Under the plan Okada Manila will have a two wing hotel with 993 rooms ranging from 55 square meters for deluxe rooms to 1 400 sqm villas

NEXT BIG THING? Tiger Entertainment unveils Kazuo Okada's US $2 billion investment in Manila dubbed to be the next grandiose entertainment complex in the region. Photo courtesy of Tiger Entertainment

Alliance Global spending over P150B for two-year expansion

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Betting on the country s growth potential Andrew Tan s investment holding firm is spending more to accelerate expansion of its businesses

AGGRESSIVE.'We continue to be optimistic about what lies ahead. That is why we have kept an aggressive capital spending plan moving forward,' Alliance Global president Kingson Sian says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kazuo Okada eyes resorts, golf courses in the Philippines

Jul 20, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Japanese billionaire whose 44 hectare integrated resort and casino Okada Manila is opening this year wants to pursue more projects in the Philippines

MAKING AN IMPRESSION. A rendering of Tiger Resort's planned casino, with a dancing fountain as centerpiece. It is set to open in this year. Image courtesy of Tigers Resorts

Okada's Philippine casino on track for 2016 opening

May 25, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The chief of Tiger Resort says the company is bullish on the prospects of its planned resort and Entertainment City

MAKING AN IMPRESSION. A rendering of Tiger Resort's planned casino, with a dancing fountain as centerpiece. It is set to open in December 2016. Image courtesy of Tigers Resorts

Andrew Tan's group earmarks P65B for entertainment, leisure township

Nov 02, 2015 - 2:50 PM

To be located near Manila Bay in Entertainment City Parañaque the township will house the second Resorts World in PH It is also eyed to become the Broadway of Asia

DEVELOPMENT. Megaworld and Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. are allocating P65-billion ($1.39-billion) to develop Megaworld' 20th and second leisure and entertainment township, next to Newport City. Image from Resorts World Manila Facebook page

Kazuo Okada, Tonyboy Cojuangco partner for casino project

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Tiger Resorts had to endure bumps on the road in its pursuit of the 2 billion Manila Bay Resorts Integrated Resort and Casino including a falling out with its previous local partner and PAGCOR s threat to suspend its gaming license

Tiger Resort's Manila Bay Casino Resort Project

What the Philippines brings to casinos worldwide

Jul 25, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Aruze s Batangas plant supplies almost 10 of slot machines worldwide

LTFRB opens bid for NAIA bus services

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The airport bus service will initially have 2 bus routes to and from the 3 NAIA terminals

MORE CONVENIENT TRAVEL. Airport buses "should have fixed schedules and off-street stops, low-floor height and adequate luggage space, CCTV cameras, GPS device, free WiFi, and must run on Euro V or clean alternative fuel." Photo from Wikipedia

Century Properties still keen on PAGCOR’s Entertainment City

Jun 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The property firm is not closing its doors on a casino project while it further diversifies its portfolio to include Novotel Suites Manila its first hotel venture

PH threatens to suspend Japanese tycoon's casino license

May 12, 2015 - 6:55 PM

Regulators confiscate a P100 million assurance bond from Kazuo Okada’s Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment as the firm requests for more time to complete its planned 1 billion casino project

City of Dreams Manila operator reports P3B net loss for Q1 2015

May 08, 2015 - 5:31 PM

UPDATED The net loss balloons from the same period last year due to the continuous development of the integrated casino resort

Ayala Land to build ‘huge’ shopping mall in Parañaque

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The property developer is set to build a shopping complex rivaling Mall of Asia in terms of size

Century Properties files for HK arbitration over casino deal

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The move is prompted by the Court of Appeals decision to junk a Makati court ruling that stops Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from terminating the deal

PH casino operator eyes South Korea expansion

Apr 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Bloomberry also plans to invest more than 1B which development of the tourism community starts by 2017

Travellers International nets P5.45B in 2014

Mar 20, 2015 - 4:54 PM

The gaming and entertainment complex operator reports its net doubles from 2013 despite a decline in net revenues

No ‘goat year’ for PH real estate in 2015

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Real estate looks forward to a good year buoyed by BPOs and the resurgence of retail leisure and gaming

 Philippine Real Estate looking forward to a bright 2015. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

Travellers Int'l still bullish on PH gaming industry

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Travellers’ Andrew Tan remains optimistic about the domestic gaming industry despite Macau’s failing revenues and the growing local competition

City of Dreams Manila soft opening on Dec 14

Dec 13, 2014 - 2:19 PM

The 1 13 billion integrated casino and resort project is scheduled for a grand opening before Chinese New Year 2015

Sy-owned Belle to raise P5B from share sale

Sep 29, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Ahead of the City of Dreams Manila opening the share sale is expected to improve liquidity and widen public stock ownership

Travellers International to invest P16B in Manila Bay casino resort

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

The joint venture of Andrew Tan’s Alliance Global and Malaysia’s Genting group will acquire 95 of the company that s developing the Bayshore City Resorts World

Andrew Tan’s Manila Bay casino to open in 2018

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Phase 1 of Resorts World Bayshore in the Entertainment City will include 3 luxury hotels with gaming facilities

Century Properties open to settlement with Okada group

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:02 PM

The company is willing to settle a partnership dispute with the Japanese billionaire and resume talks on their casino joint venture

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Alliance Global’s 2020 goal: Be the largest PH hotel developer

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The Andrew Tan led conglomerate aims to build 12 000 hotel rooms under 12 different local and foreign brands

Court stops Okada group from reneging on casino deal

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:04 PM

The casino group is also barred from selling shares and dealing with any party other than Century Properties for the development of Manila Bay Resorts

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Okada casino a 'no go' without local partner – PAGCOR

Jun 29, 2014 - 8:10 PM

But the Japanese gaming company says it is already in talks with potential partners

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Century Properties to raise P3B in fixed-rate retail bonds sale

Jun 21, 2014 - 12:16 PM

The property firm’s board has cleared the public offering of P2 billion unsecured fixed rate peso bonds with an oversubscription option of P1 billion

HIGH PROFILE. In recent years, Century Properties Group Inc, (CPG) became known for premier developments in collaboration with big names like Daniel Libeskind who designed Century Spire to rise in Century City, Makati City. Artist rendition from CPG website

Melco Crown raising P5.5B to fund casino project

Jun 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The company is selling shares through a top up offer to fund the increase in budget for its casino project in Entertainment City

Melco Crown share trading suspended ahead of fund raising

Jun 18, 2014 - 12:29 PM

The casino company seeks trading suspension from the Philippine Stock Exchange on June 18

Photo from AFP

Bloomberry Resorts details plan for Solaire's expansion

Jun 05, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Second phase of the Solaire expansion include additional 3 hotels retail space plus gaming tables and machines

MORE ROOMS. Solaire casino and resort is expanding to cater to a fast-growing gaming client base. File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Pagcor cuts casino license fees in Entertainment City

May 12, 2014 - 4:18 PM

The regulator agrees to reduce the fees to address concerns raised by casino operators against a BIR ruling on corporate income tax

'INCOME TAX DAMPENS GAMING INDUSTRY.' Pagcor to appeal BIR's decision to slap it with corporate income tax. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Okada group says Manila casino project 'on schedule'

Apr 02, 2014 - 7:40 PM

A legal dispute with property firm Century Properties is not affecting the progress of the construction according to the group

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Century Properties to court: Stop Okada group from terminating casino deal

Apr 01, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The Antonio led property firm asks the Makati court for protection from the Okada group s move to scrap their investment agreement

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Okada group terminates casino deal with Century Properties

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:25 PM

Century Properties is reviewing possible legal actions against the Okada group It says the termination was premature and unfounded

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Century Properties signs casino deal with Okada group

Nov 01, 2013 - 2:46 PM

The Antonio led firm and Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada s group partner to develop land within the government owned gaming hub in Manila

NEW DEAL. The Okada and Antonio family groups forge an agreement involving the casino and tourism project at the Entertainment City. This photo shows the artist's rendition of the Manila Bay Resorts

'Huge opportunities in PH hotel sector'

Oct 25, 2013 - 5:18 PM

The hotel sector is undergoing a rapid revolution with the existing 15 000 rooms being doubled in the next 3 years says real estate consultant David Leechiu

MORE HOTELS NEEDED. The tourism sector needs to double its existing 15,000 rooms in the next 3 years, a real estate consultant says

Melco names casino complex 'City of Dreams Manila'

Oct 09, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Scheduled to open mid 2014 the Manila integrated complex will carry the City of Dreams and Crown Towers brands of Melco Crown

NAMING CEREMONY. Melco Crown names its Manila venture City of Dreams. Lawrence Ho (2nd from left, bottom), James Parker (2nd from right, bottom) and Henry Sy Jr. (3rd from left, top) grace the October 9 ceremony. Photo by Cherrie Regalado/Rappler

Solaire fires management services firm, COO

Sep 13, 2013 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED Razon led Bloomberry says its Global Gaming Philippines services are terminated due to material breach of their agreement

GOODBYE, MANAGEMENT. The operator of Solaire casino and resort in Manila fires its management services firm. File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Entertainment City to need own power supply

Sep 11, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Pagcor Entertainment City is projected to require power demand of up to 30 megavolt ampere MVA per year from 2013 to 2016

POWER HUNGRY. The casino and entertainment complex in Manila Bay will have a vast power demand. File photo by AFP

Razon's Bloomberry posts P23-M profit in Q2

Jul 31, 2013 - 11:24 AM

The company says its casino Solaire in Pagcor s Entertainment City generated profit after only a few months

Solaire casino plans to tap boxing crowd

Jul 21, 2013 - 5:39 PM

Casinos and boxing have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship for several decades beginning in the late 70s when the big fights started to move away from New York City to the deserts of Las Vegas and shores of Atlantic City

Photo by Alvin S. Go.

Okada, Tan still in talks on property deal

Jul 10, 2013 - 4:45 PM

The parties signed in 2012 a joint venture agreement for a residential condominium complex in Pagcor s Entertainment City

San Miguel to start building NAIA Expressway in January

Jul 09, 2013 - 5:31 PM

The government and diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp ink the concession agreement on the NAIA Expressway road project which is slated to start the main construction work in January 2014

Pension fund GSIS invests in casino project

Jul 04, 2013 - 10:01 AM

State run pension fund Government Service Insurance System GSIS invests P800 million in the soon to rise casino project

CASINO PROJECT. This is an artist's rendition of the Belle Grande Manila Bay that will house a large casino, two L-shaped hotel towers and 4 condotel towers. Photo from 2011 Belle Corp. Annual Report

S. Korea rejects Okada's casino bid

Jun 24, 2013 - 10:49 AM

South Korean s move is surprising since it can delay plans to put Incheon in the Asian gambling map a strategy that Manila which has granted Okada a casino license is also vying for

REJECTED. The awardee of this $2-billion casino-entertainment project in Manila was rejected in South Korea. This photo shows the artist's rendition of the Manila Bay Resorts

Pagcor appeals BIR memo on income tax

May 20, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Pagcor is asking the tax bureau of reconsider its recent memo imposing corporate income tax on the gaming regulator and its licensees

INCOME TAX DAMPENS GAMING INDUSTRY. Pagcor to appeal BIR's decision to impose income tax. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

What makes PH better casino investment in Asia?

May 02, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Credit Suisse expects the Philippine gaming industry to be sustained by a robust domestic economy as well as foreign VIPs

Ph gaming industry expended to be sustained by domestic and intl. markets. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler