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No need for EO to ban casino ops in Boracay – Duterte

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he is not keen on issuing an executive order (EO) to enforce the ban on casino operations in Boracay island.

“Because ang survey dito, ang mga tao ng Boracay ayaw ng sugal. So, it’s the voice of the people is the voice of God. If it is the wish of the population here that they do not want a casino then it will be a no-casino…,” Duterte said in Malay, Aklan.

Earlier, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said that an EO would be needed to strictly enforce the casino ban in the resort island.

“I’ll just say that na, ‘wag na lang. Anyway, it’s a privilege. Whether I put in writing or just say it verbally, it is not a requirement that I should really be writing something on it,” the President said.