Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

Indigent students in Benguet to get tablets for online classes from PAGCOR

Thu | 12.17.2020 | 8:00 PM

Indigent students in Benguet to get tablets for online classes from PAGCOR(From left) Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Partylist Representative Eric Yap personally receives the financial assistance from PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo.

VITAL educational aid is set to come the way of thousands of impoverished students in Benguet after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) donated P10.9 million to the provincial government for the procurement of tablets to be used in the students’ online classes.

Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Partylist Representative Eric Yap personally received the financial assistance from PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo today (December 17, 2020).

He was joined by Benguet Provincial Treasurer Imelda Macanes and Benguet Supervising Administrative Officer Irene Bagking in a simple turnover ceremony held at the PAGCOR Executive Office in Malate, Manila.

According to Macanes, Yap recently met with the officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) Division in Benguet. The lawmaker learned about the challenges faced by many public school students who could not cope with their online classes as they could not afford to buy essential gadgets for learning.

“Nalaman ni Cong. Eric ang problema ng maraming mahihirap na estudyante sa Benguet na napag-iiwanan sa kanilang pag-aaral dahil wala silang kakayahang makabili ng mga gadgets para sa kanilang online education. Iyan ang dahilan kaya lumapit siya sa PAGCOR para humingi ng tulong. Maraming salamat naman at napagbigyan ang kanyang kahilingan kaya’t maraming mahihirap na mag-aaral ang makikinabang dito,” she said.

PAGCOR’s donation will be used by the Benguet Provincial Government to purchase 2,000 units of tablets. Said gadgets will be distributed to selected poor students from different public learning institutions in the province.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo said the state-run gaming firm recognizes the importance of providing quality education to public school students even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The agency is more than willing to extend assistance to ensure that no youth is left behind when it comes to education. The use of gadgets like tablets and personal computers will help students learn and adapt to the new normal. The importance of these types of technologies cannot be overemphasized as they effectively aid in their interactive learning,” she explained.

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