The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) said it has now vaccinated 94 percent of its workforce.
The regulator said the rate translated to 11,473 inoculated employees out the state-run gaming agency’s 12,176 personnel nationwide.
“I commend the PAGCOR employees who are already fully vaccinated. Apart from protecting your families, you are also giving protection to our company,” PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo said.
Domingo underscored the importance of vaccination in maintaining a safe and secure work environment for employees.
“While we take great measures to strictly implement health and safety protocols in our offices and in the gaming areas, we all need another layer of protection amidst the emerging COVID variants – and that is vaccination,” she said.
“By ensuring that our personnel will not suffer severe COVID, or worse, death – we can confidently do our duties as public servants and contribute to nation building amidst the pandemic,” the PAGCOR chief added.
Domingo cited that the high rate of inoculated employees would not be possible if not for the support of LGUs and the agency’s mass vaccination program in partnership with the Manila City Government and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.
The mass vaccination program was done in batches at Casino Filipino Manila Bay and in several inoculation sites in Cebu, among others.
Now that a big majority of PAGCOR’s workforce is already vaccinated, the management is eyeing to complete the immunization of 100% of its workforce the soonest.