Industry sources say there are now 400,000 foreign workers in Metro Manila

Of this number, about 150,000 of them are in the casino bayside area.

But the government is quick to deny. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said they have only issued work permits to 40,000 workers, of which 25,000 are Chinese nationals. Gambling is prohibited in China, even online gambling. So they locate the business in Manila which requires dealers who speak fluent Mandarin.

Updated: 11/02/2018 — 19:52:12