PAGCOR unveils first socio-civic-facility in Batangas

Thu | 6.27.2024 | 7:00 PM

AGONCILLO, Batangas – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation formally unveiled its latest and most recently completed Socio-Civic Center here Wednesday, June 26, two years after the project’s groundbreaking in March 2022.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco led the inauguration ceremony for the Php50-million state-of-the-art structure in Barangay Pansipit, a village named after the river that connects Taal Lake to Balayan Bay.

The two-story facility can serve as a venue for various events, social gatherings, educational activities and various programs and activities of the local government, not to mention as an evacuation center in times of calamities.

In his address, Mr. Tengco emphasized the importance of projects that help promote community development and resilience.

He also said that PAGCOR rebranded its previous multi-purpose evacuation facilities into Socio-Civic Centers because the buildings can serve many other purposes aside from being a shelter during disaster situations.

“Minarapat po naming tawaging Socio-Civic Center ang mga gusaling ito sapagkat hindi lamang ito dapat na magamit sa mga panahon ng sakuna kundi para sa pagdaraos ng iba’t ibang programa at mga aktibidad,” the PAGCOR chief said.

The new PAGCOR Socio-Civic Center is thus expected to contribute to the overall socio-economic development of Agoncillo since its modern design and facilities makes it a perfect venue for events, trainings and conferences for surrounding communities.

To date, a total of 39 PAGCOR-funded Socio-Civic Centers have been completed and unveiled nationwide, while 33 others are still undergoing construction.

During the ceremony, Mr. Tengco also announced the agency’s donation of two desktop computers to the municipal government of Agoncillo.

Agoncillo Mayor Cinderella V. Reyes expressed her appreciation to PAGCOR for its continuing support to their town which sits on the shores of Taal Lake and is very near the active and turbulent Taal Volcano.

"We are deeply grateful to PAGCOR for the unwavering support. This Socio-Civic Center will undoubtedly become a cornerstone structure in our town, providing a venue for numerous activities that will benefit our residents.

PAGCOR unveils first socio-civic-facility in BatangasPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco (3rd from right) and Agoncillo Mayor Cinderella Reyes (2nd from right) unveil the marker of the PAGCOR Socio-Civic Center in the town’s Barangay Pansipit.

“We look forward to maximizing its potential to foster unity and progress in Agoncillo," she said.

Classified as a 4th-class municipality, Agoncillo has previously been a beneficiary of PAGCOR’s Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

In 2022, the town received Php30 million funding for the construction of the PAGCOR Village, a housing project designed to provide safe and permanent shelter for families displaced by the frequent eruption of Taal Volcano.

PAGCOR unveils first socio-civic-facility in BatangasThe newly built PAGCOR Socio-Civic Center in Agoncillo, Batangas has amenities like a kitchen, storage areas, toilets, shower rooms, a lactating room for mothers and a spacious activity area.

PAGCOR unveils first socio-civic-facility in BatangasThe newly built PAGCOR Socio-Civic Center in Agoncillo, Batangas has amenities like a kitchen, storage areas, toilets, shower rooms, a lactating room for mothers and a spacious activity area.

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