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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) turned over the first tranche to the local governments of Lingayen and Binmaley during the groundbreaking ceremonies.
The towns of Lingayen and Binmaley in Pangasinan have received ₱25 million each from the PAGCOR at the groundbreaking ceremony at the PAGCOR Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center (MPEC) in the said municipalities.
PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo said that because of the need for typhoon-resilient evacuation centers in vulnerable communities, the agency would continue to do its best to provide solutions to disaster-prone areas in the country.
“Despite the challenges in revenue generation due to the ongoing pandemic, PAGCOR remains committed to its mission in helping build a better nation. We hope that this MPEC Project will help prevent the loss of lives whenever calamities arise,” she said.
This project aims to provide adequate shelter for the residents of the area that are often hit by disasters. This is just the first tranche of the total grant worth ₱150 million for the MPEC to be built in each town.
The town of San Manuel in Tarlac also received a ₱50 million grant on July 16 during the groundbreaking of a two-story MPEC project in Barangay Sta. Maria.
Apart from this, Catanauan, Quezon LGU, has already been provided with funds for the construction of the MEPC in Barangay Madulao.
Contributed by Vince Uriel Villanueva