Clark Development Corp. is threatening to shut down permanently Fontana Resort & Country Club after getting busted for operating an illegal clinic for Chinese COVID carriers in one of its private villas built by casino tycoon Jack Lam.
In a May 20 letter, Clark Development Corp. president Noel Manankil gave Fontana general manager Wu Shuiquing 24 hours to explain the illegal clinic raided on May 19 by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Regional Field Unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 3, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Manankil threatened to revoke permanently Fontana’s certificate of registration and tax exemption (CRTE), which has been suspended following the clinic bust, and cancel its lease agreements over its casino hotel, private villas and golf course.
CDC has ordered all 500 locators and more than 200 employees in Fontana to remain in lockdown currently housed within the leisure park known for its private villas and golf courses.
Lam fled the country in 2016 after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his arrest for bribery. Fontana is reportedly now in the hands of Duterte’s economic adviser Michael Yang who is believed to be the owner of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operation in Fontana.