Just like father time and taxes, there’s an unmistakable air of certainty when Mother Nature flexes her proverbial muscles. No more was that more evident last week when a crippling monsoon wreaked havoc on the National Capital Region in the Philippines, creating massive flooding that covered about 80% of the country’s capital.
For their part, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation is stepping up to the plate, donating Php 8.14 million for all the victims affected by the massive flooding.
In a statement to the media, Pagcor chief Cristino Naguiat Jr. said that the budget for relief operations was quickly approved so as to help all those families that have been forced to evacuate from their homes and are now living in shelters all over the metro. ”
“We have allocated a total budget of P8.14 million for our relief operations,” he said, before adding, “We hope to be able to give help to at least 20,000 families.”
“There were so many of our countrymen who were badly affected by this recent flooding. Our relief operations is Pagcor’s way of helping our countrymen who were severely affected by this calamity.”
In addition to the allocated donation, Pagcor has also spearheaded relief operations to about 10,000 families in several cities and nearby provinces affected by the flooding.
So far, the state-gaming firm conducted nine relief operations to 10,000 families in several cities and localities gravely affected by the flooding.
Pagcor’s generosity in this difficult and trying time for the Philippines is one of many examples of relief work being done by thousands of Filipinos in the country. If you didn’t know it before, then you should definitely recognize that while these times have been a tremendous challenge for the country, the people of the Philippines have all been united in helping out their less fortunate countrymen.
A week ago, a tweet began circulating around Twitterverse describing that while “the Philippines may be a third world country, Filipinos are first-class citizens”.
After what we’ve been seeing in the country for the past two days, those words couldn’t be any more true.
If you’re looking to make a donation of any kind for the victims of the massive flooding, you can do so by making a donation to the Philippine Red Cross.