Limketkai Sons Inc. plans to establish casino within the commercial complex in Cagayan de Oro and it is planned to be constructed next to Limketkai Luxe Hotel. Partly, the church contradict with the proposed casino due to multiple negative effects of gambling in the society both legal and illegal.
According to Monsignor Francisco Salvador, “The Church of Cagayan de Oro stands to, first, denounce illegal gambling in all its forms and prevent its legalization, combat the expansion of organized and systematic gambling such as the putting up of casinos, refrain from soliciting funds from illegal gambling so as not to promote a culture of gambling, and to encourage church institutions to refrain from doing the same even when the objective be with that of the poor”.
In addition, the church strongly disagree with the proposal it is because gambling is an addiction and a disease that can be compared to using of illegal drugs. In the other hand, that casino will be a great factor for home breakups ruining relationships. It is said that the proposal will help attract tourist but in reality it doesn’t, only gamblers will be attracted to casino.