Cavite, Clark To Become Hubs For POGO Facilities
Cavite and Clark will become a base for Philippine offshore gaming operators’ (POGOs) hubs that will also serve as one-stop shops for foreigners to obtain government clearances. The hubs, which will also host the offices of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor), the Bureau of Immigration and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, will be developed by Oriental Game, one of the country’s top POGOs.
Kevin Wong, Oriental Game’s general manager, said the 20-hectare hub in Cavite can accommodate 20,000 workers, while the 10-hectare site in Clark, which is already operational, can host 5,000. Oriental Game will spend more than PHP8 billion on both projects. Wong said while Oriental Game is the only firm currently operating in Clark, other competing POGO companies can rent space for their businesses there. Wong added that Oriental Game’s workforce, which caters to China and the wider Asian market, consists of 20% Filipinos. The POGO hubs will add residential and commercial towers for foreigners who will work there.