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 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.
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 neighborhood associations,” 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 vounteered to pool their personal funds to help provide healthy meals to some low-income families in urban communities.