Fresh from a week-long celebration of its 87th Anniversary, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) reached out to our kababayans as it delivered various assistance to the beneficiaries from the North.
On October 31, 2021, Vice Chairperson and General Manager Royina Marzan Garma travelled all the way to Cagayan to turnover various assistance to different recipients in the Provinces of Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya and Kalinga. She was joined by Northern and Central Luzon Department Manager Maria Lourdes Soliman, Cagayan Branch Manager Mr. Heherson Pambid and the Branch Heads in the nearby provinces. The turnover activity was held at Camp Marcelo Adduru, Tuguerao City, Cagayan.
A total amount of Php5.2Million assistance consisting of food packs, medicines, medical supplies and equipment were given to the Municipalities of Cagayan which included Aparri, Camalaniugan, Sta. Ana, Rizal, Sta. Praxedes, Iguig, Sanchez Mira, Sto. Nino, Baggao, Tuao, Buguey, Abulugm Pamplona, Sta. Teresita, Lasam, Solana and Tuguegarao City; Municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya comprising Bagabag, Sta. Fe, Bayombong, Kayapa, Solano, Dupax del Norte, Villaverde, Diadi, Quezon, Aritao and Bambang; and Municipalities of Kalinga including Balbalan, Rizal, Pasil, Pinukpuk and Tabuk City. Other recipients of the said assistance were the Cagayan PNP Provincial Office, PNP Regional Office 02, Solana Christian Fellowship, University of Saint Louis – Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Bureau of Fire Protection, Kalinga Provincial Hospital and Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Integrated Health Office.
GM Garma mentioned the various assistance provided were part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, in addition to the medical assistance of its charity program and services. This is PCSO’s way of giving back to the people who continuously patronize the agency’s gaming products.
At the end of her message GM Garma made an appeal to those who were present during the activity to support the gaming products of PCSO and also for those who were already patrons, to continue being the agency’s partners through their purchase of lotto, digit games, and STL tickets. “Nakikiusap po ako sa inyo, suportahan po nating ang mga larong may puso ng PCSO dahil kung wala pong tataya sa aming mga laro, wala din po kaming magagamit na pantulong sa mga kababayan nating nangangailan ng tulong medikal at wala din po kaming maibibigay ng tulad ng mga ipinamigay namin ngayon,”said GM Garma.
In response to PCSO’s assistance, Dra. Sheena Bangcaya of Kalinga Provincial Hospital and Mayor of Asela Sacramed of Sanchez Mira, Cagayan delivered their acknowledgement messages. Dra. Bangcaya expressing her sincerest gratitude on behalf of the Provincial Government of Kalinga said, “No amount of words can express how thankful we are to PCSO.” While Mayor Sacramed shared how happy and thankful they are not just for the assistance they received that day, but also for all the previous assistance extended to them by PCSO like the ambulance and medicines.