Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

PAGCOR's funding for Early Childhood Care reaches P4.25 billion

Mon | 12.3.2018 | 9:00 AM

PAGCOR's funding for Early Childhood Care reaches P4.25 billionPAGCOR’s Corporate Social Responsibility Group Jimmy Bondoc receives a plaque of recognition from ECCDC Vice Chair and Executive Director Teresita Inciong.

PAGCOR's funding for Early Childhood Care reaches P4.25 billionThrough PAGCOR’s contributions, ECCDC was able to build National Child Development Centers (NCDCs), also known as the Bulilit Centers in various municipalities nationwide.

PAGCOR's funding for Early Childhood Care reaches P4.25 billionThe child-friendly learning center is complete with facilities for young children and provides them plenty of manipulative learning materials, educational toys, furniture and equipment. As of 2017, there are already 600 NCDCs in the Philippines.

Recognizing the vital role of early childhood care to human development, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR’s) financial support for the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) has already reached P4.25 billion.

The ECCD system “refers to the full range of health, nutrition, early education and social services programs that provide for the basic holistic needs of young children, to promote their optimum growth and development.”

“Studies showed that early childhood care has a significant impact on an individual’s development. Children who are well-nurtured, healthy and educated before the first years of life tend to do better in school.  That’s why PAGCOR is investing on every Filipino child’s future through the ECCD Council’s programs,” PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea D. Domingo said.

PAGCOR’s contributions to ECCD started in 2002 by virtue of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 8980 or the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Act and resumed by R.A. No. 10410 or Early Years Act of 2013.

Through PAGCOR’s funding, ECCD centers were built nationwide, paving the way for thousands of children across the country to have free access to learning in their formative years.

Domingo added that PAGCOR is able to provide funds for ECCD by regulating gaming and preventing the proliferation of illegal gambling in the Philippines.

Aside from ECCD, PAGCOR remits 50% of its revenues to the National  Treasury. The agency also regularly remits a portion of its income to various mandated beneficiaries such as the Philippine Sports Commission, the Dangerous Drugs Board, cities hosting a Casino Filipino branch, the President’s Social Fund, among others.

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