UP Manila, two other beneficiaries receive over P26 million grant from PAGCOR

Wed | 7.7.2021 | 4:30 PM

UP Manila, two other beneficiaries receive over P26 million grant from PAGCORPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo (middle) turns over the P6.3 million check to the representatives of the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital. Also present during the turnover were President and COO Alfredo Lim and Director Gabriel Claudio.

UP Manila, two other beneficiaries receive over P26 million grant from PAGCORPAGCOR executives and officials of the Pampanga Press Club Foundation, Inc. sign the memorandum of agreement formalizing PAGCOR's donation to the press club members who were gravely affected by the pandemic.

UP Manila, two other beneficiaries receive over P26 million grant from PAGCORPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo (middle) and Pampanga Press Club Foundation, Inc. (PPCFI) President Ma. Antoinette Orejas (2nd from right) during the turnover of PAGCOR's financial aid to the PPCFI. Also present during the event were (from left) PAGCOR Director Gabriel Claudio, President and COO Alfredo Lim, and PPCFI Executive Vice President Noel Tulabut.

In spite of its lower gaming revenues due to the ongoing pandemic, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) continued to extend aid to various institutions after it turned over a total of P26.45 million to three recipients on July 6, 2021.

The University of the Philippines (UP) Manila will use the P20 million financial assistance for the provision of additional tests for thousands of patients served by the UP National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID Testing Laboratory and the UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Molecular Laboratory.

The other grantees of the latest financial donations from PAGCOR were the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital (CGEASH) and the Pampanga Press Club Foundation, Inc. (PPCFI), which received P6.3 million and P150,000, respectively. The turnover of the cash donations was led by PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, President and COO Alfredo Lim, and Director Gabriel Claudio at the PAGCOR Executive Office in Manila.

UP Manila was represented in the event by Chancellor Dr. Carmencita Padilla and NIH Executive Director Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco – de la Paz.

In a statement, UP Manila expressed its gratitude to the state-run gaming firm for its support to the local scientists who are doing their best to respond to the country’s needs “especially during this time of the pandemic.”

Meanwhile, CGEASH will be using PAGCOR’s financial aid to purchase essential equipment and upgrade its facilities such as furniture and fixtures, laboratory or treatment equipment and mobility administrative equipment.

The PPCFI, the second oldest press club in the Philippines, meanwhile, plans to utilize the agency’s donation in providing much-needed assistance to some of its members who were gravely affected by the pandemic.

Go back