Our CSR Projects

Are primarily anchored on its mission as a partner of the Philippine government in nation-building

Disaster Relief Operations

PAGCOR provides immediate response to victims of calamity and natural disasters. In 2020 alone, the agency conducted relief operations and distributed relief packs (food and non-food items) to victims of calamities in affected areas nationwide totaling P17.41 million. Food packs contained rice, canned goods and other grocery items, while the non- food packs contained blankets, mosquito nets, slippers and hygiene kits.

When typhoon Rolly hit the country in November 2020, PAGCOR immediately delivered relief essentials to the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur. Majority of the typhoon victims lost their homes to devastating winds and heavy rains. The agency’s volunteer employees braved heavily damaged roads and the long drive from Manila to Bicol just to bring necessary aid to the beneficiaries.

Immediate relief also reached thousands of families in Cagayan when PAGCOR delivered essential goods to distant communities, which were likewise devastated by floods brought by Typhoon Ulysses that also hit the country in November 2020. Flood victims in Marikina City likewise got swift assistance from the agency

PAGCOR Village

PAGCOR also unveiled its newest charitable project in the PAGCOR Village, to safeguard the living condition of locals affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in January 2020.

A brainchild project of PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, the PAGCOR Villages broke ground in the towns of Agoncillo and Lemery on February 18, 2021. They are designed to provide permanent shelters to less privileged families who were displaced by Taal’s eruption. Most of these families remain homeless until now. Each PAGCOR Village has a funding of P30 million. Its main features include 100 units of 30-square-meter houses and an arc or signage located at the entrance of the project site.

Multi-purpose Evacuation Centers

As part of the government’s long-term response to climate change, which caused the successive strong typhoons that slammed the country, PAGCOR allocated P2 billion for the construction of multi-purpose evacuation centers (MPEC) in typhoon-prone provinces.

PAGCOR has initially approved 32 MPECs to be constructed in 31 sites. The first tranche of MPECs with P50 million funding each, was already released for San Andres, Quezon; Romblon; Zamboanga del Sur; Taguidin, Ilocos Sur; Tadian, Mountain Province; Legazpi City and Ligao in Albay; Ocampo, Tigaon, San Jose, and Sagnay in Camarines Sur; and San Fernando and Floridablanca in Pampanga and; Tapaz, Capiz.

Covid-19 Assistance

To help cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic impact in the country, PAGCOR donated relief packs (food and non-food items) totaling P65.33 million.

PAGCOR, together with its Entertainment City and Clark casino licensees and the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators also poured relief to frontliners and various local government units in Luzon which direly need assistance to the economic impact of the Corona Virus Disease-2019.

Support for Filipino Athletes

Venues

PAGCOR fueled the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) which was hosted by the Philippines in December 2019.

The agency donated P842.50 million to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for the rehabilitation of key SEAGames venues. PAGCOR also released P200 million financial grant to the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee for the country’s staging of the regional multi-sports event.

Athletes

Apart from the rehabilitation of the venues, an additional P123.30 million total benefits and incentives were remitted by PAGCOR to the national athletes and coaches who won in the 30th SEA Games and other international sporting events in 2019.

Medical Assistance

PAGCOR supports the promotion of key health-related programs of the government by providing financial assistance to state-run hospitals. Last February 2021, the agency donated P123.6 million to Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) to bankroll a two-storey halfway house or dormitory for the families and watchers of soldiers confined in the hospital.

The agency likewise allotted P53.22 million for the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command (AFPHSC) for the construction of a halfway house at the V. Luna Medical Center (formerly V. Luna Hospital). The five-storey halfway house with 35 rooms and 125 beds will be used by the families or watchers of the soldiers confined at the health facility. PAGCOR likewise turned over P40 million to the University of the Philippines Los Baños–University Health Service (UPLB-UHS) for the renovation of the UPLB-University Health Services Operating Room Complex including the upgrade of the hospital’s equipment.

Apart from that, PAGCOR also donated P350 million funding to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for the procurement of Linear Accelerator Machine, an apparatus used for cancer treatment, aside from chemotherapy. SPMC also received P184 million from PAGCOR in 2018, for the purchase of medical equipment that will cater to women and newborn’s sensitive health conditions.

PAGCOR also granted P421 million funding to the Department of National Defense (DND) in 2019, for the purchase of eight forward treatment facilities for the Philippine Army, which will help them provide immediate surgical procedures for ground troops during military operations.

Aside from helping state-run hospitals, PAGCOR continues to help less-privileged citizens through providing financial support. In 2020, the agency granted financial medical assistance to individuals/beneficiaries amounting to P20.37 million and financial grants to Local Government Units, Non-government organizations, and other government agencies and individual beneficiaries amounting to P30.45 million.

Pamaskong Handog ng PAGCOR

Every Christmas season, PAGCOR spreads cheer to thousands of underprivileged Filipinos through its Pamaskong Handog gift-giving project, which was launched in December 2010.

In 2020, PAGCOR organized a five-day gift-giving activity that benefited over 9,000 individuals from the vulnerable sectors of society such as senior citizens from Parañaque, Pasay, Manila, Pateros and Mandaluyong; informal settlers; and farmers in San Miguel, Bulacan.

Bakwit Village

PAGCOR, in partnership with the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) provided housing units, educational and livelihood facilities to the locals of war-torn Marawi City. As of December 2019, PAGCOR and POGO turned over a total of 130 housing units to the displaced families. Aside from that, 20 livelihood stalls and two educational buildings were also donated to help create livelihood and educational opportunities for the locals. Financial assistance was also given to 20 families as start-up fund for the intended small businesses.

Handog Computer Program

Giving importance to the fundamental needs of underprivileged pupils in public schools nationwide, PAGCOR allotted P240 million for the purchase of 5,000 personal computer units for distribution to various public schools nationwide. To date, the agency has already provided 900 computer units to several public schools and other agencies/institutions in Manila, Olongapo and Pampanga. Among the beneficiaries were Padre Mariano Gomez Elementary School, Rosauro Almario Elementary School, Magat Salamat Elementary School and Herminigildo J. Atienza Elementary School in Manila; Beddeng Mabangcal Elementary School, Namatican Elementary School, San Pascual Elementary School, La Paz Elementary School, San Rafael Natividad Elementary School; Simminublan Elementary School and San Jose Patrocinio Elementary School in Olongapo; Bebe Anac Elementary School and Bebe Matua Elementary School in Pampanga.

School Kits for Kids

The School Kits for Kids Project aims to help underprivileged public elementary school students by giving them school supplies which their parents could not usually afford. The project is also anchored on President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for PAGCOR to prioritize projects that cater to the needs of less fortunate Filipinos. PAGCOR allocated a total budget of P33.12 million for the purchase of at least 30,000 school kits for distribution to public school students nationwide. Since the project’s launch in August 2016, PAGCOR has already distributed school kits to thousands of elementary pupils in Pampanga, Bicol, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu, Masbate, Ilocos Norte, Manila, Mandaluyong, Parañaque, and Quezon City.

School Building Project

Dubbed as "Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan" project, this school building program is being carried out by PAGCOR in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). The project helps address the perennial problem of classrooms shortage in the country. As of December 2017, PAGCOR and its partners have completed 5,980 classrooms in 892 sites nationwide. 723 more classrooms in 70 sites are awaiting completion.

Brigada Eskwela

Since 2012, PAGCOR employees have been actively taking part in the “Brigada Eskwela” project in response to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) invitation to various sectors to participate in the Annual National Schools Maintenance Week. For school year 2017-2018, PAGCOR allotted P2 million for 22 public schools nationwide.

Feeding Program

The PAGCOR Feeding Program helps provide the nutritional needs of underweight children enrolled in community-based day care centers and public elementary schools in cities hosting Casino Filipino branches. Nutritious meals are served to the beneficiaries every day for 120 days, so they can attain their ideal weight and improve their health. For school year 2016-2017, more than 13,000 undernourished students from 105 public schools attained their target healthy weight after a four-month feeding program conducted by PAGCOR. In coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Feeding Program culminated in April 2017 with Casino Filipino (CF) Angeles as the branch with the highest number of recipients which reached 4,000. CF Cebu and Davao came in second and third with 2,060 and 1,200 beneficiaries, respectively.

Kasibulan Grassroot Football

The “Kasibulan” Grassroots Football is a nationwide athletic development program being undertaken by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) through the financial backing of PAGCOR. The state-owned gaming firm provided an initial funding of P20 million to the project to help promote the sport of football among children aged 6 to 12 years old. The program also seeks to produce potential talents who will represent the country in future international football competitions, specifically the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2019. About 60,000 children have so far participated in Kasibulan football festivals held across the country.

Pinoy Bayanihan

Launched in March 2011, the “Pinoy Bayanihan” project is a collaborative undertaking of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The project aims to help eradicate the backlog of school chairs and furniture in public schools nationwide by manufacturing thousands of armchairs from illegal logs confiscated by the DENR. PAGCOR earmarked an initial funding of P100 million for the project. The project also provides training and livelihood opportunities to communities where production sites are located.

Kapit-Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig

PAGCOR gave a P20 million funding for “Kapit-Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig” project spearheaded by ABS-CBN Foundation. The funding was used for the rehabilitation of the Estero de Paco and Paco Market. The financial aid donated for this project is part of PAGCOR’s advocacy on the preservation of the environment and a way of helping restore the Pasig River which is regarded as one of our country’s historical landmarks.

Old slot machine stands converted into school desks

PAGCOR is perhaps the only casino operator in the world that utilizes discarded parts from its old slot machine stands to produce functional school desks. The old wooden stands of the slot machines from Casino Filipino branches in Metro Manila are collected and brought to PAGCOR’s Imus warehouse in Cavite for fabrication. To date, PAGCOR has already distributed 1,160 school desks made out of old slot machine stands to 19 public schools. The desks being fabricated by PAGCOR consist of two-seater and three-seater type, depending on the needs of the requesting schools. Those with small classrooms usually request for the three-seater type to accommodate more pupils. Each unit has enough elbow room to provide the students ease and comfort during class hours.

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