President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he will no longer issue licenses for new casinos to operate in the country.
“There will be no casinos outside of what was existing,” Duterte said in a speech during the 117th Police Service Anniversary at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
He cited the case of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) where he fired all the agency’s all board members over a “grossly disadvantageous” 70-year property lease contract.
“The child is born today, 75 years later — he is that old, there will still be gambling in this city, I will not allow it. I hate gambling I do not want it,” the president added.