Philippines: Galaxy’s Boracay resort not completely off the table Macau Daily Times · December 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm A senior official at the Philippines gaming regulator has hinted at the possibility of a delayed casino resort eventually going ahead on the country’s scenic island of Boracay. The $500-million project by Galaxy Entertainment Group and a local partner in the Philippines had received preliminary approval from the country’s regulator, before President Rodrigo Duterte intervened to express his dissatisfaction with the plan. It was reported that the president was worried about the impact on the environment of the island. The archipelago country levied a six-month suspension of tourism on Boracay in 2018 in order to clean up the island. Additionally, the nation’s top government aimed for sustainable and family-oriented tourism on the island.