PAGCOR releases over P200m to labor dept./Bohol


THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) turned over more than P200 million financial grants to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and a town in Bohol.

PAGCOR, led by Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, President and COO Alfredo Lim and Director Gabriel Claudio, handed the agency’s P200 million donation to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III in a simple turnover ceremony held at the PAGCOR Executive Office in Manila.

According to the PAGCOR chief, despite the challenges in revenue generation, the state-run gaming firm approved the release of such grants to help bolster the government’s health-related programs.

“Our efforts to improve revenue generation are always fueled by our commitment to nation-building. Through these grants, PAGCOR will be able to help DOLE and the town of Corella in Bohol to purchase medical equipment that will hasten the delivery of health services in their respective areas,” Domingo cited.

The labor department will utilize PAGCOR’s grant for the procurement of various medical equipment for the OFW Hospital and Diagnostic Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

In a separate turnover rite held on the same day, the PAGCOR officials formally granted P2.2 million to Corella, Bohol Mayor Hilario Tocmo to help the town purchase a medical equipment for their municipal laboratory.

According to Tocmo, they have long wanted to procure an Automated Hematology Analyzer and Semi-Automated Blood Chemistry Analyzer but could not do so due to lack of funds.