Authorities from PAGCOR were present at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a PHP50m multi-purpose evacuation centre in the Visayas Region.
The Philippines.- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) has inaugurated a multi-purpose evacuation centre in the Visayas Region. The centre will serve the flood-prone communities of Tapaz, including Barangay Carida, whose river swells during typhoons and rainy seasons.
Tapaz mayor Roberto Palomar said the MPEC is a testament to the government’s efforts to bring good governance and services closer to the people.
President and COO Alfredo Lim stated: “We know that your area has just been recently affected by Typhoon Odette when it brought considerable damage to the Visayas Region last December.
“Calamities like these constantly remind us of the urgency of providing evacuation centres to our constituents so that when the next ones come, they will have a safe shelter to keep them safe and dry.”
In addition to enabling the two-tier MPEC in Tapaz, PAGCOR has released its first PHP25m financing for the construction of a two-tier MPEC in Maslog, Eastern Samar province.
PAGCOR chair and CEO Andrea Domingo presented the first grant to Maslog Mayor Jimmy Bondoc’s Heraclio Santiago on March 23, 2022 at the PAGCOR Executive Office. To date, PAGCOR has released PHP1.87bn in funding for the construction of MPECs at 74 locations.