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Pagcor City: Asia's Las Vegas


Entertainment City Manila, sometimes called Bagong Nayong Pilipino Manila Bay Tourism City, or simply Pagcor City, is Asia's Las Vegas-like gaming and entertainment complex that PAGCOR proposed to offer on 8 km² of land in the reclamation area of Manila Bay, Philippines.

by Jhaypee Guia on July 20, 2012

Entertainment City Manila (also known as Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City Manila and sometimes called Bagong Nayong Pilipino Manila Bay Tourism City) or simply Pagcor City is Asia's Las Vegas-like gaming and entertainment complex that PAGCOR proposed to offer on 8 km² of land in the reclamation area of Manila Bay, Philippines. It lies on the western side of Roxas Boulevard and south of the SM Corporate District (SM Mall of Asia) part of Parañaque City. Investments on the project can reach up to $15 billion, which is scaled down from the more recent $20 billion budget announcement that had been previously announced in 2007. All investments will come from private companies. The project is officially named as the "Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Entertainment City Manila", and has been called several other names by the press. The most common name being referenced is "Entertainment City Manila." The site has been declared a PEZA approved economic zone.

Four Integrated Resort projects have been qualified to date in accordance with the Terms of Reference and are set to begin construction by phases.

About PAGCOR

PAGCOR, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, is a corporation owned and controlled by the  government under the direct supervision of the Office of the Philippine President. During the Martial Law years, under the late President Ferdinand Marcos, the corporation was established by the virtue of a Presidential Decree 1067. It aims to stop the increasing propagation of illegal casino operations in different parts of the country. The law creates PAGCOR was later amended and consolidated by PD 1869 otherwise known as the PAGCOR Charter.

List of accommodations in Parañaque

  • 188 Residence Inn - Doña Soledad Avenue, Better Living Subdivision, Don Bosco
  • Carlston Hotel - Airport Road, Baclaran
  • Casa Joaquin Bed and Breakfast - Caliraya Drive, Marian Lakeview Park, San Martin de Porres
  • Chateau Elysee - Doña Soledad Avenue Extension, Bicutan
  • Colors Hotel - Riverwiew Compound, Quirino Avenue, Tambo
  • El Grande Hometel Inn - El Grande Avenue, BF Homes
  • Happy Coconuts Hostel - El Grande Avenue, BF Homes
  • Isabelle Garden Hotel and Suites - E. Rodriguez Avenue, Moonwalk
  • Manila Airport Hotel - PAL Drive, Airplane Village, NAIA Terminal I Complex, Vitalez
  • Nichols Airport Hotel - Quirino Avenue, Baclaran (near Tambo)
  • Oyster Plaza Hotel - Ninoy Aquino Avenue corner Kabihasnan Road, Sucat
  • Rodello's Bed and Breakfast - Armstrong Avenue (Moonwalk Access Road), Moonwalk Village Phase I, Moonwalk
  • Savannah Resort Hotel - El Grande Avenue, BF Homes
  • Southland Apartelle Hotel - A. Aguirre Avenue corner Jerusalem Street, BF Homes
  • Villa Carolina Townhouse Hotel - Roxas Boulevard corner Bayview Drive, Tambo

Transportation

Rail Transport

Parañaque is served by the LRT-1 (via Baclaran Station, which is located in Pasay City) and the PNR (via Bicutan station).

Airport

Parañaque is also the location of one of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's terminal. This terminal is Terminal 1 located along Ninoy Aquino Avenue. The flights of major international airlines are located in this terminal.

Road Network

Parañaque is accessed by these following major roads:

  • South Luzon Expressway
  • Coastal Road
  • Metro Manila Skyway
  • Dr. Arcadio Santos Avenue (Sucat Road)
  • Carlos P. Garcia Avenue (C-5 South Extension)
  • C-6 Road

Busses, jeepneys, taxis and tricycles are available as a mode of transportation inside and outside the Parañaque.

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