Economic growth in the city of Dumaguete is now a reality. As a matter of fact, an influx of investors came along to avail of the City’s fast pace of economic activities.
A number of interested businessmen came and expressed to Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria their eagerness to open a casino in Dumaguete. Some Pagcor personnel also came for the same purpose.
However, the Roman Catholic church in the Diocese of Dumaguete is persistent on their stand of saying “No” to casino.
The church says that gambling will never help our people elevate their standard of living; it will only make them poorer.
Furthermore, the church insists that any form of gambling will only make people’s life miserable. People would only tend to become lazy, and eventually, would recourse to stealing.
Mayor Sagarbarria simply said no to casino to operate in the City of Gentle of People not because of the church’s persistence with their campaign against gambling,but because he said that that he, too, personally believes that gambling does not offer any good to our people.
Mayor Sagarbarria said that the game of chance will never improve peoples’ lives but instead, it will only make them more hopeless.
The Mayor is even determined to clear Dumaguete City out of the presence of illegal numbers’ game like suertres which is proliferating almost anywhere in the City.
The Mayor said there are many things to be done to realize our dreams for our beloved City and we’re not even halfway yet. “I cannot do it alone, I need your unconditional cooperation and support,” the Mayor said.
Mayor says ‘No’ to casino