Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

PAGCOR delivers aid to QC fire victims

Thu| 10.20.2022 | 2:00 PM

PAGCOR delivers aid to QC fire victimsThe pain of losing his entire family is still being felt by Gabby Lagonoy months after the tragic fire incident in Barangay UP Campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

PAGCOR delivers aid to QC fire victimsA survivor from the fire that hit a residential community in Diliman, Quezon City revisits the area that used to be a busy neighborhood.

PAGCOR delivers aid to QC fire victimsPAGCOR's Community Development Officer II Philip Neri (extreme left), Barangay Chairman Jose Segundo (2nd from left) and CADD Chief PCOL Joel Ada (3rd from left) distribute the non-food relief packs to the fire victims in Brgy. Obrero, Quezon City.

MUCH-NEEDED assistance was extended to the victims of two fire incidents in Quezon City this year after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) delivered aid during separate relief-giving missions recently.

PAGCOR came to the aid of the victims of a fire incident in Barangay Obrero last September 8, by distributing 250 non-food packs containing blankets, mosquito nets, slippers and toiletries on October 13, 2022.

The agency conducted the relief operation in coordination with the Philippine National Police-Community Assistance and Development Division (PNP-CADD), which is involved in various information dissemination and relief-giving activities with several stakeholders around the country.

Acting Director of Police Community Affairs and Development Group Police Colonel Patrick Joseph Allan expressed appreciation to PAGCOR for extending aid to the fire victims. “Lubos tayong nagpapasalamat sa PAGCOR sa kanilang pakikipagtulungan sa amin upang makapaghatid ng munting ayuda sa mga nasunugan,” he said.

Earlier this month, the state-run gaming firm distributed a total of P240,000 cash assistance or P30,000 each to the families of the eight individuals who died in a fire that razed several homes in Barangay UP Campus in Diliman, Quezon City last May.

Among the recipients of the cash aid from PAGCOR was 36-year-old housekeeper Gabby Lagonoy, whose entire family perished in the tragic incident.

Several months may have passed since that fateful event, but Lagonoy still finds it hard to get over the immense pain of losing his loved ones especially when he recalls how they tried to escape their burning abode.

“Kasama ko ang buong pamilya ko nang mangyari ang sunog. Pagtalon ko mula sa bintana, pilit ko silang inaabot para iligtas pero wala nang nagsasalita, Iyon pala, na-suffocate na sila sa usok,” he emotionally recalled.

As the national government’s partner in nation-building, PAGCOR does not stop in fulfilling its obligations to its mandated beneficiaries. The agency also continuously extends help to victims of various calamities and tragic events.

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