Philippine operators deliver aid during Covid-19 crisis

Financial aid in the Philippines will be given by gaming regulators to help fight the Coronavirus.
Financial aid in the Philippines will be given by gaming regulators to help fight the Coronavirus.

Gaming operators in the Philippines are continuing to pour financial aid into the economy to help mitigate the impact of Coronavirus.

Philippines.- Gaming operators in the Philippines are continuing to pour financial aid into the economy to help mitigate the impact of Coronavirus.

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) are assisting various local government units (LGUs) in Luzon.

POGOs have purchased 47,000 food packs and have already been delivered by PAGCOR to communities in the National Capital Region (NCR), Benguet, Bulacan, Pampanga and Tarlac. 

25,000 packs were delivered from March 21st to 24th, while the second batch of 22,872 food packs were distributed from March 25th to April 3rd.

POGOs have also allotted P60 million for the procurement of food items for frontliners and affected communities.

They have also donated P90million for medical supplies in public hospitals that are directly dealing with Coronavirus patients.

PAGCOR’s Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, Jimmy Bondoc said: “We have started distributing protective gears like face masks, gloves and personal protective equipment last March 25 at the Lung Center of the Philippines.

“Also, on April 4, we delivered 12,000 face masks and 150 personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Ramos General Hospital in Tarlac.”

Last week, PAGCOR announced big losses during the Coronavirus lockdown in the country.

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