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PAGCOR's computer donation program reaches public schools in Manila, Quezon City, Pampanga and Zambales

Wed | Apr. 25, 2018 | 1:40 PM

PAGCOR's computer donation program reaches public schools in Manila, Quezon City, Pampanga and ZambalesPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo led the turnover of 40 computer units to five public elementary schools in Manila. Among the beneficiary schools were Padre Mariano Gomez Elementary School, Rosauro Almario Elementary School, Magat Salamat Elementary School, and Herminigildo J. Atienza Elementary School.

THOUSANDS of public school students from several public schools in Manila, Quezon City, Pampanga and Zambales can now have access to the latest information technology equipment after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) donated brand new computer sets to them.

In Mabalacat, Pampanga, Bebe Anac Elementary School (BAES) and Bebe Matua Elementary School (BMES) received 15 and 10 computer units, respectively. The brand new computers will greatly benefit the Grade 4 pupils of both schools whose curriculum already includes basics computer operations.

BAES principal Milanie Muñiz said they can’t thank PAGCOR enough as they have always been a recipient of the agency’s generosity. Apart from receiving computer units, the school was also a beneficiary of the state-run firm’s feeding program last year. Its pupils were likewise provided backpacks containing assorted school kits, slippers and hygiene items.

“Napakaswerte po naming maituturing sapagkat kapag mayroong makabuluhang programa ang PAGCOR ay isa po ang aming paaralan sa mga nabibiyayaan,” she said.

Meanwhile, five elementary schools in Manila also benefitted from the project. These include Padre Mariano Gomez Elementary School (PMGES); Rosauro Almario Elementary School; Magat Salamat Elementary School; and Herminigildo J. Atienza Elementary School.

Another beneficiary of PAGCOR’s computer donation program is the Bagong Henerasyon Foundation, Inc., (BHFI) a Quezon City based socio-civic organization. PAGCOR supplied 100 computer units for BHFI’s Computer School on Wheels Program.

In Zambales, a total of 100 computer sets were distributed to Beddeng Mabangcal Elementary School; Namatican Elementary School; San Pascual Elementary School; La Paz Elementary School; San Rafael Natividad Elementary School; Simminublan Elementary School; Alusiis; San Jose Patrocinio Elementary School.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, who spent some of her grade school years in PMGES, was glad that PAGCOR has been instrumental in bringing quality education to the youth.

“Gusto naming ipagpatuloy ang mga proyekto sa edukasyon dahil alam naming malaking tulong ito sa mga mag-aaral. I really appreciate the teachers in public schools dahil nanggaling din po ako sa publikong paaralan. Makakaasa po kayong ipagpapatuloy po naming suportahan ang edukasyon, ang public schools lalo na ang elementary schools,” the PAGCOR chief said.

“I would like to assure you that we are regulating gaming and we now implement stricter measures to promote responsible gaming. Dahil po dito, marami kaming nalilikom na pondo para sa gobyerno at sa iba’t-ibang mahahalagang proyekto tulad ng edukasyon. We’re going to study how we could strengthen the elementary and high school system through faculty and facility development,” Chairman Domingo furthered.

To date, PAGCOR has already allotted a total of P240 million for its Handog Computer Program. Since its launch early this year, over 900 computer units have already been distributed to public schools all over the country.

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