PAGCOR earmarks PHP100m for two towns to build evacuation centres

PAGCOR’s MPEC Project started in 2020.
PAGCOR’s MPEC Project started in 2020.

PAGCOR started the year by remitting PHP100m to the local governments of Buguias and Mankayan for the construction of Multi-Purpose Evacuation Centres (MPEC).

The Philippines.- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) continues with its MPEC Project and has recently remitted PHP100m to two towns in Benguet for the construction of two-storey Multi-Purpose Evacuation Centres (MPECs). 

Each town has already received PHP25m during the project’s groundbreaking ceremonies.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo said through its MPEC project, the state-run gaming firm stays committed to its mission of providing calamity-prone communities with safe evacuation shelters.

Since the project was launched in 2020, PAGCOR has released a total of PHP1.516bn to kickstart the construction of 66 MPECs nationwide. 

The amount represents the first tranche or 50 per cent of PAGCOR’s committed funding for the project.

Domingo also explained: “Despite the challenges in revenue generation due to the ongoing pandemic… we still hold on to our promise of helping build safe structures for typhoon-prone communities.”

Last December, PAGCOR also remitted PHP75m to three towns in the Eastern Visayas region. It also remitted PHP150m to six towns and cities in the Bicol region and Quezon province.

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