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Resorts World Manila donates US$10m to medical centre

PAGCOR has highlighted that all casino operators have to contribute with charitable activities.
PAGCOR has highlighted that all casino operators have to contribute with charitable activities.

The casino operator’s charitable foundation has donated funds for the construction of a medical centre for the national police office.

The Philippines.- Casino operator Resorts World Manila has donated US$10.5m through its charity institution, the Philippines Cultural Heritage Foundation (RWPCHF), for the construction of the National Capital Region Police Office Medical Centre.

The medical centre will be located in Taguig City, Manila. The presentation ceremony was attended by RWPCHF, gaming regulator PAGCOR and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo noted that casino licensees are required to establish a foundation for the restoration of cultural heritage as part of the regulator’s rules.

She said: “A percentage of their gross gaming revenues are set aside for these foundations, which shall be used for the protection, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage sites in the Philippines; improvement of public schools in the country; and provision of quality healthcare services.

“Our Entertainment City licensees, through their foundations, have been contributing a lot to the country’s health sector. Apart from their Covid-19 efforts, they are also donating a hefty amount for the establishment of healthcare facilities around the Philippines.”

Travellers’ president and CEO Kingson Sian noted the importance of the contributions to health during the pandemic.

He said: “It is only fitting that at this time we are embarking on this project – a modern medical centre, equipped for the new normal, that will expand the PNP’s capability to give its dedicated police officers and their families the care they deserve.”

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