PAGCOR distributes healthy food packs to Pasig, Pateros community frontliners

Community frontlines from Pasig and Pateros receive healthy food packs from PAGCOR under its “PAGkain Para sa Masa” food caravan project. (Photo courtesy of PAGCOR)

PASIG CITY, May 24 (PIA) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) recently distributed healthy food packs to community frontliners from the local government units of Pasig and Pateros.

Under its “PAGkain Para sa Masa” food caravan project, a total of 550 beneficiaries from Barangay Manggahan in Pasig City and Barangay Sta. Ana in Pateros received the packs of vegetables.

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

Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III said they chose Brgy. Sta. 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 neighborhood associations,” Ponce noted.

Likewise, Brgy. Sta. Ana’s Administrative and Finance Officer Sunshine Alfonso said that PAGCOR’s food caravan brought relief to many needy residents of their community, which is the largest and most populous barangay in the Municipality of Pateros.

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

The food caravan project is an initiative of PAGCOR’s top management led by Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo. The agency’s Executive Committee members and friends volunteered to pool their personal funds to help provide healthy meals to some low-income families in urban communities. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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