PCSO turns over P8M assistance to prov’l gov’t

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The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) turned over on Monday P8 million financial assistance to the provincial government to support hospitals and patients, which include confinement, medicines, among others.

Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda personally received the P1 million for each hospitals from PCSO-Pampanga Branch Manager Ma. Lourdes Soliman at the Capitol Building, Brgy. Sto. Niño here.

According to Soliman, the financial assistance was made possible through the Endowment Fund Program of the PCSO.

“Alam niyo naman po na ang PCSO ay nasa linya ng charity services, at ‘yung kinikita po ng opisina ay napupunta sa ating mga programa at isa na po rito ang Endowment Fund Program na kung saan nagbibigay tayo ng assistance sa mga ospital,” she said.

Among the recipients of the said assistance are Domingo B. Flores District Hospital, Dr. Andres J. Luciano District Hospital, Jose Songco Lapid District Hospital, San Luis District Hospital, Escolastica Romero District Hospital, Mabalacat District Hospital, Romana Pangan District Hospital, and Dr. Emigdio C. Cruz, Sr. Memorial Hospital.

“Actually, sampo ‘yan. May dalawang district hospitals pa ang hindi nabibigyan, pero susunod na rin ‘yan,” Soliman assured.

She also thanked the provincial government for its unwavering support to all the projects and activities of the PCSO.

“Gano’n din po kami sa kanila, lahat po ng kailangan nila na kayang ibigay ng aming opisina ay ibinibigay rin naman po namin sa kanila,” she furthered.

PCSO is a government agency that conducts number games in order to provide permanent and continuing sources of funds for its programs that generally evolve in charities and health services.