Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment has released a video of the “illegal and violent” takeover of Okada Manila by the group Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada and bilyonaryo Tonyboy Cojuangco.
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Tiger Resort is claiming that the Kazuo-Tonyboy group brought in “security goons” when they stormed Okada Manila on May 31.
The video showed Tiger Resort director Hajime Tokuda, chairman of publicly-listed Asiabest Group, shouting “Itai, itai, itai, itai (it hurts)…pain, pain, pain, pain…!” as he was being manhandled by a private security personnel in the dimly-lighted office.
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During the commotion, a female lawyer from Divina Law, Tiger Resorts’ counsel, was also being pushed around by the hired thugs of Kazuo-Tonyboy.
While Kazuo-Tonyboy’s bodyguards were dragging Tokuda, representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, which supposedly issued the court order for Okada Manila takeover, were just looking on and did not intervene.
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The video also debunked claims by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), which also sent a monitoring team during the hostile takeover, that “Mr. Tokuda was then escorted outside the premises without being bodily hurt.”
Tiger Resort maintained that the Supreme Court merely issued an order last month to maintain the status quo in Okada Manila before Kazuo was ousted as chairman in 2017.
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It said the order “neither authorized nor empowered Kazuo Okada, more so his cohorts, to install a new board of directors or officers” specifically Cojuangco as president and Tetsuya Yokota, Hiroshi Kawamura, Dindo Espeleta (vice chairman, treasurer and Kazuo’s representative), and Joel C. Flores (assistant corporate secretary) as new directors who were not part of the 2017 board before Kazuo was kicked out.