What are the Corporate Social Responsibility Projects of PAGCOR?
Dubbed as the "Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan" project, this school building program is being carried out by PAGCOR in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). The project helps address the perennial problem of classrooms shortage in the country. To date, the state-owned gaming firm has already earmarked P12 billion for its school building program which aims to build thousands of classrooms in public schools nationwide. Of this amount, P2 billion is being utilized solely for building classrooms in state-subsidized schools that were damaged by typhoon Yolanda. As of March 2016, PAGCOR and its partners completed 2,221 classrooms in 448 sites nationwide.
[ read more ]
Launched in March 2011, the “Pinoy Bayanihan” project is a collaborative undertaking of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The project aims to help eradicate the backlog of school chairs and furniture in public schools nationwide by manufacturing thousands of armchairs from illegal logs confiscated by the DENR. PAGCOR earmarked an initial funding of P100 million for the project. The project also provides training and livelihood opportunities to communities where production sites are located.
As of March 2016, a total of 62,516 armchairs produced and delivered to more than 300 public schools in CARAGA and the National Capital Region (NCR). [ read more ]
The “Kasibulan” Grassroots Football is a nationwide athletic development program being undertaken by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) through the financial backing of PAGCOR. The state-owned gaming firm provided an initial funding of P20 million to the project to help promote the sport of football among children aged 6 to 12 years old. The program also seeks to produce potential talents who will represent the country in future international football competitions, specifically the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2019.
About 60,000 children have so far participated in Kasibulan football festivals held across the country. [ read more ]
Since 2012, PAGCOR employees have been actively taking part in the “Brigada Eskwela” project in response to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) invitation to various sectors to participate in the Annual National Schools Maintenance Week.
For school year 2015-2016, PAGCOR allotted P1.33 million for 20 public schools nationwide. [ read more ]
PAGCOR gave a P20 million funding for “Kapit-Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig” project spearheaded by ABS-CBN Foundation. The funding was used for the rehabilitation of the Estero de Paco and Paco Market. The financial aid donated for this project is part of PAGCOR’s advocacy on the preservation of the environment and a way of helping restore the Pasig River which is regarded as one of our country’s historical landmarks. [ read more ]
Beginning December 2010, the current PAGCOR management initiated the “Pamaskong Handog ng PAGCOR”, an annual Christmas gift-giving tradition for the marginalized sectors of society.
For its 2015 Pamaskong Handog project, PAGCOR allocated over P21 million for the conduct of the gift-giving events in 33 charitable institutions nationwide. More than 10,000 less fortunate Filipinos benefited from the project. [ read more ]
PAGCOR also provides immediate response to victims of calamity and natural disasters. When super typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas in November 2013, PAGCOR immediately conducted relief operations for the survivors.
PAGCOR also joined hands with Bloomberry (operator of Solaire Resort and Casino) and Travellers International (operator of Resorts World Manila) for the “1 tayo” Relief Operations. Employees of the three companies volunteered to repack thousands of relief goods containing basic necessities like rice, canned goods, toiletries, t-shirts and slippers.
Among the municipalities and towns that benefited from PAGCOR’s typhoon Yolanda relief operations include Balankayan, Hernani, MacArthur, Lawaan, Balangiga, Giporlos, Quinapondan, Salcedo and Mercedes in Eastern Samar.
Apart from the help of the Philippine gaming industry, PAGCOR employees also conducted their own relief operations in affected areas within their respective localities. Employees of Casino Filipino Cebu employees distributed relief goods to the affected residents in Bantayan Island, Bogo,Borbon, San Remigio, Tabuelan and Medellin in Cebu. Meantime, the employees of Casino Filipino Bacolod distributed relief items for the typhoon victims in Cadiz, Negros Occidental; Victorias, Escalante, Sagay, San Carlos, Manapla, Toboso and Calatrava in Iloilo. [ read more ]
The PAGCOR Feeding Program helps provide the nutritional needs of underweight children enrolled in community-based day care centers and public elementary schools in cities hosting Casino Filipino branches. Nutritious meals are being served to the beneficiaries every day for 120 days, so they can attain their ideal weight and improve their health.
From July 2010 to March 2015, the PAGCOR Feeding Program has already benefited over 46,000 children studying in more than 700 public schools. [ read more ]
PAGCOR is perhaps the only casino operator in the world that utilizes discarded parts from its old slot machine stands to produce functional school desks. The old wooden stands of the slot machines from Casino Filipino branches in Metro Manila are collected and brought to PAGCOR’s Imus warehouse in Cavite for fabrication.
To date, PAGCOR has already distributed 1,160 school desks made out of old slot machine stands to 19 public schools. The desks being fabricated by PAGCOR consist of two-seater and three-seater type, depending on the needs of the requesting schools. Those with small classrooms usually request for the three-seater type to accommodate more pupils. Each unit has enough elbow room to provide the students ease and comfort during class hours. [ read more ]