Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

PAGCOR raises funds for Philippine Red Cross - Olongapo Chapter

Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 4:00 PM

THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) once again helped the Philippine Red Cross-Olongapo Chapter (PRC-OC) raise much-need funds for its various humanitarian projects by sponsoring the organization’s annual Bingo Bonanza for a cause.

PAGCOR raises funds for Philippine Red Cross - Olongapo Chapter
Winning bingo players claim their prizes during the PAGCOR-sponsored Bingo Bonanza 2017 of the Philippine Red Cross Olongapo Chapter at the SBMA Subic Gym.

The event was held at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Subic Gym in Olongapo City last May 6, 2017. A total of 1,500 bingo enthusiasts from the city and nearby communities participated in the event.

The proceeds from the bingo event will be used by PRC-OC in promoting programs on preparedness, rescue and safety; disaster and calamity readiness; restoring family links, blood Samaritan and training of volunteers for humanitarian agenda.

Director Gregorio Elane, one of PRC-OC’s key local officials said holding various fundraising activities such as bingo games enable them to sustain different life-saving projects and procure equipment that will aid in the performance of their missions during emergency situations.

The amount earned from the activity will also help PRC-OC expand its operations and cater to more people needing blood not only in the City of Olongapo but also in nearby areas of Bataan, Zambales and Pampanga.

“Dahil po sa mga fundraising events na kagaya nito, nakabili po kami ng barko na ating magagamit sa mga panahon ng sakuna,” Elane proudly noted.

Bingo ang aming napiling gawing fundraising event dahil alam naming naparakaraming mahilig maglaro nito at tiyak na tatangkilikin ito ng mga tao. Kaya po napakalaki ng aming pasasalamat sa PAGCOR sa walang sawa nitong pagsuporta sa mga ganitong gawain na nakakatulong sa pagsusulong ng aming mga dakilang adhikain,” he added.

PAGCOR’s Asst. VP for Bingo Maria Teresa Ocampo said the state-run gaming firm has been helping the PRC-OC raise funds for their charitable causes by deploying its manpower and facilities at no cost to the beneficiary organization. “We’ve been doing this for a few years now because PAGCOR believes in the noble mission of the PRC-OC,” she said.

Apart from the Bingo Bonanza, PAGCOR’s big-ticket events like the nationwide Shower of Millions Bingo also help several organizations raise funds for its charitable and humanitarian projects.

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