Pagcor turns over P2.5M Covid-19 response grant to PNP

Mon | 04.26.2021 | 8:00:00 PM

Pagcor turns over P2.5M Covid-19 response grant to PNPPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo (4th from left) turns over to PNP Chief Debold Sinas the mock check representing the agency’s P2.5 cash donation for the procurement of medical supplies. With them in photo are the state-run gaming firm’s executive staff and other PNP officials.

Pagcor turns over P2.5M Covid-19 response grant to PNPPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo (2nd from left) is joined in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for the state-run gaming firm’s cash donation of P2.5 million to the Philippine National Police (PNP) by (from left) PAGCOR VP for Corporate Legal Services Atty. Roderick Consolacion, PNP Chief Debold Sinas and PNP Director General Luisito Magnaye.

Pagcor turns over P2.5M Covid-19 response grant to PNPPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo (2nd from left) attends the unveiling of the new Lapu-Lapu statue where she formally turns over the agency’s P2.5 million cash donation to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame. With her in photo are (from left) actor Cesar Montano, PNP Chief Debold Sinas, former Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta and former Bais, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Karen Villanueva.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) responded to the call of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in augmenting their pandemic response for PNP personnel who contracted the virus.

On April 26, 2021, PAGCOR formally turned over its P2.5 million grant to the PNP for the procurement of medical supplies to be used in PNP’s hospitals and health facilities, where over 1,300 infected PNP personnel are undergoing treatment.

The turn-over of PAGCOR’s donation coincided with the unveiling of PNP’s newest all-recycled-metal statue of the first Filipino hero Lapu-Lapu within the PNP headquarters.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, who led the turn-over of the agency’s grant, said that the funding will specifically help sustain the operations of PNP’s quarantine and health facilities in Bicutan, Kiangan Hall in Camp Crame, and in different police district isolation facilities.

“We will always support the law enforcement agencies. This is our own little way of showing our gratitude and recognizing your sacrifices for the country,” she said.

To date, PNP has already lost a total of 36 personnel – including three senior officers and a pregnant officer – to COVID-19, while responding to the call of duty.

Domingo added that despite criticisms, PNP chose to move forward. “Having observed the PNP in the last months, I believe that the determination, strength, will, and complete understanding of General Sinas on what a chief PNP should do, pushed the PNP to continuously move forward. I think, one has to have clear thinking, a strong heart, and a strong mind to go forward despite all criticisms," she furthered.

The PAGCOR chief added that aside from the cash grant, a modern medical center for police officers and their families will soon rise at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City after PAGCOR tapped its licensee’s foundation – the Resorts World Philippines Cultural Heritage Foundation (RWPCHF) – to allocate P500 million for the construction of what will be called the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Medical Center. The hospital project’s groundbreaking took place on January 22, 2021.

Meanwhile, PNP Chief Debold Sinas thanked PAGCOR for its untiring support to the PNP.

"Ongoing po ang requisition ng engineering service for the P500 million worth of medical facility that PAGCOR – through its licensee’s foundation -- has funded for us. Maraming salamat po kay Madam Chairman Andrea D. Domingo," he said

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