Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday announced an extension of the lockdown on metropolitan Manila and parts of Luzon until May 15.
The “enhanced community quarantine” will continue to apply to “high-risk” areas, including Metro Manila and 17 provinces in Luzon. However, the government said it would study whether restrictions in some of the affected areas in Luzon could be eased after April 30.
Other areas in the moderate to low-risk areas of Luzon have now been placed under general community quarantine. This allows for non-leisure stores in malls to partially open, public transport to open in a limited capacity, and for workers to go back to work in phases.
However, integrated resorts in Entertainment City, as well as POGO businesses will remain suspended.
Chief Judge Ramona Manglona of the District Court for the NMI has ruled that Imperial Pacific International violated her discovery order in connection with the Pacific Rim Land Development case and is in contempt of court.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.