Duterte Rezones Major Clark Freeport Site For 'Leisure, Recreation'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reclassified a nearly three square kilometre estate in Clark Freeport Zone as an “international centre of commerce, industry, leisure, and recreation”, potentially boosting casino and online gaming investment in the precinct.

Duterte issued an executive order on June 4 that changes the 290 hectare area known as Clark Industrial Estate 5 (Clark IE5) from an aviation-only logistics centre to a commercial and recreation zone, while remaining under the control of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).

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