PAGCOR PAGCOR executives Vice President for Enterprise Services Ricardo Faraon, Asst. Vice President for Corporate Coomunications Carmelita Valdez, Asst. Vice President for Safety and Security Jerry Ador Tarrobal, Casino Filipino Manila Bay Officer-in-Charge George Eric Santiago and Asst. Vice President for Community Relations Ramon Stephen Villaflor, graced the turnover of food packs to almost 300 frontline workers of Barangay Manggahan in Pasig City.

PAGCOR food caravan benefits community frontliners in Pasig, Pateros

May 23, 2021 People's Tonight 354 views

OVER 500 community frontliners received healthy foods after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) rolled out its “PAGkain Para sa Masa” food caravan project during two separate distribution activities in Pasig City and Pateros.

PAGCOR handed packs of vegetables to 300 beneficiaries in Barangay Manggahan in Pasig City on May 19, 2021 and to 250 individuals in Barangay Santa Ana in Pateros on May 21, 2021.

The recipients were composed of health workers, contact tracers, sweepers and other community frontliners.

According to Barangay Santa Ana Administrative and Finance Officer Sunshine Alfonso, PAGCOR’s food caravan brought relief to many needy residents of their community, which is the largest and most populous barangay in Pateros, the only remaining municipality in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“Maraming salamat po sa mga bumubuo ng programangPAGkain Para sa Masa ng PAGCOR. Kahit na lahat po tayo ay apektado ng pandemyang ito, nakagawa pa rin sila ng paraanpara makatulong sa mga mas nangangailangan,” she expressed.

Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III said they chose Barangay Santa Ana as beneficiary of the state-run gaming firm’s food caravan project as the community occupies almost half of the town and inhabited by a large number of urban poor settlers.

“Dito talaga tayo makakakita sa Santa Ana ng poorest of the poor kasi ito ang may pinakamaraming neighborhoodassociations,” he noted.

“PAGkain Para sa Masa” is an initiative by PAGCOR’s top management led by Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo. The agency’s Executive Committee members and friends vounteeredto pool their personal funds to help provide healthy meals to some low-income families in urban communities.