PAGCOR-funded school building breaks ground in Angeles City

Tue| 06.29.2021 | 1:00 PM

PAGCOR-funded school building breaks ground in Angeles CityThe students of City College of Angeles (CCA) will soon enjoy more comfortable learning spaces once educational activities return to normalcy as the PAGCOR-funded four-storey, 20-classroom school building commences construction.

PAGCOR-funded school building breaks ground in Angeles CityPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo addresses the officers and personnel of City College of Angeles before the groundbreaking of the school building funded by the agency. Photo also shows PAGCOR VP for Corporate Social Responsibility Group Jimmy Bondoc (left) and Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. (right).

PAGCOR-funded school building breaks ground in Angeles CityPAGCOR VP for Enterprise Services Group Ricardo Faraon (3rd from left) and Casino Filipino Angeles General Manager Redentor Rivera (2nd from right) hand over to Jenneth Sarmiento, representative of Angeles City Congressman Jon Lazatin II, a food pail during a “PAGkain Para sa Masa” event in Pampanga.

ANGELES CITY – The lack of classrooms when regular face-to-face classes resume will no longer be a problem for a densely-populated college here after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) officially commenced the construction of a school building on June 28, 2021.

PAGCOR held the formal groundbreaking for the construction of a four-story, 20-classroom facility at the City College of Angeles (CCA) in Barangay Pampang, which began its operations in 2012. CCA received P50 million grant from the state-run gaming agency for the school building project.

The event was graced by PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, along with some PAGCOR executives and the city’s top officials.

In her speech, Domingo said that with the construction of the PAGCOR-funded learning facility, she is hopeful that more students of CCA will have more comfortable learning spaces to use, once school activities return to normalcy.

“Umaasa kami na maganda ang kalalabasan ng project na ito, at kung papalarin ang PAGCOR na maabot ang lahat ng aming targets para sa taong ito, makakatulong pa kami,” she noted.

For his part, Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. said that the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of CCA’s new school building was a special event for him as it fell on the birthday of his late father.

“Napaka-importante po sa amin ng araw na ito, lalung-lalo na sa akin at sa aking pamilya dahil tumama po ito sa mismong kaarawan ng aking yumaong ama,” he expressed.

Lazatin added that having a new educational facility was a realization of his father’s dream when the latter was still serving as mayor of the city. “Kahit noong alkalde pa lang ang aking ama ay wala na siyang sinasabi kundi ang pangangailangan para sa pagpapatayo at pagsa-saayos ng mga eskuwelahan.”

Meanwhile, on the same day that PAGCOR formalized the construction of a new classroom structure in CCA, the agency also brought its “PAGkain Para sa Masa” project to Barangay San Jose in San Fernando City and the town of Bacolor, where a total of 300 beneficiaries received pails containing assorted food items.

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