Our CSR Projects

Are primarily anchored on its mission as a partner of the Philippine government in nation-building

Disaster Relief Operations

PAGCOR provides immediate response to victims of calamity and natural disasters. When Mayon Volcano showed threat of major eruption in mid-January of 2018, the agency immediately sent a relief operations team to Albay to conduct feeding sessions for thousands of families in different evacuation centers. The agency served rice meals in Tabaco City, Malilipot, Camalig, Legazpi City, Daraga, Bacacay, Guinobatan, Ligao, and Sto. Domingo. Apart from that, PAGCOR also donated relief packs to the evacuees as well as emergency kits, towelettes, gas masks, water containers, plastic pails, tents and fortified rice packs to the Albay Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. PAGCOR also turned over a total of P35 million to the provincial government of Albay. Said financial assistance shall be utilized for the construction of permanent evacuation centers and establishment of resettlement areas for those living in hazard-prone areas; temporary learning shelters for the affected students and toilets; purchasing of food potable water, medicines, tents for the evacuees; among other expenses such as fuel and transportation costs water and electricity.

Handog Computer Program

Giving importance to the fundamental needs of underprivileged pupils in public schools nationwide, PAGCOR allotted P240 million for the purchase of 5,000 personal computer units for distribution to various public schools nationwide. To date, the agency has already provided 900 computer units to several public schools and other agencies/institutions in Manila, Olongapo and Pampanga. Among the beneficiaries were Padre Mariano Gomez Elementary School, Rosauro Almario Elementary School, Magat Salamat Elementary School and Herminigildo J. Atienza Elementary School in Manila; Beddeng Mabangcal Elementary School, Namatican Elementary School, San Pascual Elementary School, La Paz Elementary School, San Rafael Natividad Elementary School; Simminublan Elementary School and San Jose Patrocinio Elementary School in Olongapo; Bebe Anac Elementary School and Bebe Matua Elementary School in Pampanga.

School Kits for Kids

The School Kits for Kids Project aims to help underprivileged public elementary school students by giving them school supplies which their parents could not usually afford. The project is also anchored on President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for PAGCOR to prioritize projects that cater to the needs of less fortunate Filipinos. PAGCOR allocated a total budget of P33.12 million for the purchase of at least 30,000 school kits for distribution to public school students nationwide. Since the project’s launch in August 2016, PAGCOR has already distributed school kits to thousands of elementary pupils in Pampanga, Bicol, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu, Masbate, Ilocos Norte, Manila, Mandaluyong, Parañaque, and Quezon City.

School Building Project

Dubbed as "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. As of December 2017, PAGCOR and its partners have completed 5,980 classrooms in 892 sites nationwide. 723 more classrooms in 70 sites are awaiting completion.

Brigada Eskwela

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 2017-2018, PAGCOR allotted P2 million for 22 public schools nationwide.

Feeding Program

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 served to the beneficiaries every day for 120 days, so they can attain their ideal weight and improve their health. For school year 2016-2017, more than 13,000 undernourished students from 105 public schools attained their target healthy weight after a four-month feeding program conducted by PAGCOR. In coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Feeding Program culminated in April 2017 with Casino Filipino (CF) Angeles as the branch with the highest number of recipients which reached 4,000. CF Cebu and Davao came in second and third with 2,060 and 1,200 beneficiaries, respectively.

Pamaskong Handog ng PAGCOR

Beginning December 2010, the agency has been conducting the “Pamaskong Handog ng PAGCOR”, an annual Christmas gift-giving tradition for the marginalized sectors of society. For its 2017 Pamaskong Handog project, PAGCOR allocated a total of P18.67 million for the gift-giving activities in 38 organizations and charitable institutions nationwide. More than 14,300 less fortunate Filipinos benefited from the project which included people with disabilities, orphaned and abandoned children, marginalized families and youth, senior citizens, street sweepers and garbage collectors, indigenous people, urban poor, drug rehab patients, fisherfolk and the children or relatives of military personnel who were either killed in action or incapacitated from combat.

Kasibulan Grassroot Football

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.

Pinoy Bayanihan

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.

Kapit-Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig

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.

Old slot machine stands converted into school desks

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.

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