By: Justin B. Santos/ Photos by: Arnold T. Ramos
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Vice Chairperson and General Manager Royina Marzan Garma together with NCL OIC Department Manager Maria Lourdes S. Soliman, Isabela Branch Manager Reynaldo Martin and her Assistant Branch Manager Jennifer C. Sunga together with newly introduced Quirino Branch Head Jesusa S. Avena distributed various assistance in kind to Local Government Units (LGU) beneficiaries in Isabela and Quirino Province at the Cabarroguis Capitol Gymnasium at San Marcos on Sunday, December 19, 2021 shortly after the ribbon cutting and inauguration of PCSO’s 71st branch office.
Food packs, medicines, medical equipment, medical supplies and assistive devices were all brought by GM Garma and her staff, all the way from Manila to be donated and handed over to various LGUs in the North and a hospital which goes as far as kalinga.
Among the recipients were the Municipality of One Enrile, Cagayan, Municipality of Maddela, Quirino, Municipality of Delfin Albano, Isabela, Municipality of Ilagan, Isabela, Municipality of Cabarroguis, Quirino Province, Municipality of Aglipay, Quirino, Kalinga Provincial Hospital, Tabuk, Kalinga Apayao, PNP Office in Kalinga, Municpality of Tanudan, Kalinga, Luna Municipal Police Station, Aparri, Barangay, Poblacion, Pudtol, Apayao, Municipality of Saguday, Quirino, and the Municipality of Nagtipunan, Quirino.
“PCSO despite our obligations to our mandatory contributions to various beneficiaries, obligations of payment of taxes and our commitment to Malasakit and Universal Health Care, Our Agency has to generate substantial income to support projects such as our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and our charity programs solely from our gaming products. Kailangan din po namin ang suporta nyo sa pagtangkilik sa aming mga laro upang maibalik naming sa ating mga kababayan ang ibat-ibang klase ng tulong. Sa inyong bente pesos may tsansa na kayong maging milyonaryo, nakakapag pahaba ba kayo ng buhay ng maraming nangangailangan pang medical na Pilipino. Maligayang Pasko po at salamat sa inyong pagdalo.” GM said in her message during the event.
“Lubusan kami na nagpapasalamat kay GM Garma at sa Pamilya ng PCSO sa kanilang pagdalo dito sa Quirino Province upang ibigay ang request ng napaka daming LGUs na makakatanggap ng medicines, medical equipment, food packs, medical supplies at marami pang iba. God bless po at mabuhay kayong taga-PCSO” Mayor Marcy Pagbilao of the Municipality of Saguday expressed his utmost gratitude to PCSO.
Even Provincial PNP Director of Quirino, Rommel Rombaoa thanked his former batchmate in 1997, PCSO GM Royina Marzan Garma thanked PCSO family for donating food packs and various assistance in kind. “The PNP will always be a dependable law enforcer and also servants to community. You are all assured that these assistance will be taken cared off and will be distributed to rightful end users with complete documentation.”