Pagcor eyes P61-billion revenue
CLARK FREEPORT — Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) Chairperson Andrea “Didi” Domingo said the agency is projecting P61 billion income this year.
Domingo disclosed this during the formal launching of Aqua Planet, the biggest water theme park in the country situated inside a 10-hectare property in this Freeport. “In 2016, it became P55 billion and we are projecting this year to P61 billion. I am stating this because now that we have Aqua Planet here, there will be more people coming in and there will be more potential players,” Domingo said. She added that Clark will be one of the biggest economic hub in the Philippines with the expansion of Clark International Airport and the dynamic management of Clark Development Corporation (CDC), headed by Chairman Jose “Ping” De Jesus and President Noel Manankil. “The first time that I learned that I will be with Pagcor, there were only two things that the president (Duterte) said – level playing field and no corruption,” Domingo said.
“So when I was in the office, with the problems and he (President) said read the law just follow the law. So, we know exactly where we are and we are trying our best to do that for everybody who has business with us,” she added. As a Kapampangan, Domingo said she has a “very soft” heart for Clark. “I really want it to progress because it will bring so much progress to Pampanga. So I guess this is the first opening that I ever had. I was told to cut the ribbon but I have to press that button instead,” she said. Domingo congratulated Aqua Planet, headed by Jack Yang and Dr. Irineo “Bong” Alvaro, for putting up the water theme park in Clark. “I am sure that this facility will be very successful because Clark would one of the biggest economic hub in the country in the near future,” the Pagcor official added.