The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, represented by its Assistant Vice president for Community Relations and Services Arnel Ignacio formally turned over three public school buildings worth P148 million to school and community beneficiaries in Benguet and Baguio City.
Recipients were Benguet National High School Annex which received a 4-storey-20-classroom building worth P41 million situated at barangay Alno, La Trinidad, Benguet while Tublay School of Home Industries Central Extension was also a beneficiary of a 4-storey-20-classroom building worth P42 million.
Baguio City National Science High School received a P64-million worth of a 4-storey building comprising of 32 classrooms.
In his message, Ignacio reiterated that the PAGCOR not only focuses to regulating gaming in the country but strives to raise revenues for the purpose of supporting various projects and programs of the government, particularly for free medicines, drug rehabilitation programs, free hospitalization and educational facilities.
From January to March 2017 alone, Ignacio stated that the corporation collected about P15.1 billion which was immediately appropriated to various programs of the government.
“Part of the plans of PAGCOR this year is to support the construction of some 240 school buildings nationwide through the Department of Education and Department of Public Works and Highways,” Ignacio said.
He added that PAGCOR coinciding with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office will be one in producing P9.5 billion each to support the program of the Department of Trade and Industry to curb out “5-6 lending scheme” as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Jong Munar / ABN
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