COD Manila to step up security

Melco Resorts CEO Lawrence Ho said his company will step up security at its City of Dreams Manila complex following an attack on nearby property Resorts World Manila.

“With an incident like this, especially at Resorts World Manila, we certainly would ratchet that (security) up even more…certainly an issue we will buckle down on,” told Reuters in Hong Kong.

Ho declined to say how he would increase security but said his casinos already make use of surveillance and counter-intelligence measures, metal detectors and security guards.

“We get news about what happens around the region. Occasionally, there are instability within geopolitics in the Philippines and the ASEAN region, so we take it (security) very seriously,” he said.