A LAWMAKER has urged he Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO to rethink how they spend their advertising budget and divert this to the actual mandate of PCSO which is on charity
This after the House budget briefing for the PCSO revealed that despite the increase in ad budget for this year, the government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) will incur a projected net loss of P938 million for 2023.
“Pinagpapaliwanag po natin ang PCSO kung bakit kahit lumobo sa P340 milyon ang advertising expenses nito ngayong taon, mas nalugi pa sila,” Anakalusugan Rep. Ray T. Reyes said.
“Compare this to 2022, where the PCSO spent only P19 million in advertising pero mas malaki pa ang kinita nila,” he added. Reyes said PCSO should get its priorities straight and instead focus on its mandate of providing charity and service to Filipinos.
“Maybe they need to rethink how they spend their advertising budget and divert this to the actual mandate of PCSO which is on charity,” he added.
“If the advertising didn’t work, nakakapanghinayang dahil malaking halaga din ang P340 million. Ilang ambulansya na sana ito na naipamigay sa mga nangangailangang komunidad, o di kaya medical assistance at gamot para sa libo-libong kababayan natin,” the solon also said.