This could be a case of wishful rhetoric on the part of the Pinoy regulators as L.Ho/Packer are both silent.
We know MPEL has discussed expanding to Taiwan/Japan/Vietnam and Philippines and Manila could certainly support projects. However I would put this project behind other markets in desirability due to location. (not near mainland China and freq. natural disasters)
Wouldn't be surprised if this is a non-story in that L.Ho just announced the final CoD Tower is shelved for full focus on MSC.