By Jel Santos
Report illegal transactions with employees of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), an agency official urged the public on Monday.
PCSO General Manager Royina Marzan-Garma said the public must report irregular activities of agency employees and those posing as personnel, saying they should always be cautious and only transact business at PCSO offices or branches.
”We encourage the public to be aware, be cautious and report illegal transactions not only of those who are impersonating or posing as PCSO employees but also the employees who do irregular activities. Go to PCSO offices or branch offices for face-to-face official transactions. Do not transact outside or over the phone/text,” she said.
The public, according to Garma, may send their reports and concerns to “Ipaalam kay GM” hotline of PCSO: 0998-4068640 (Smart) and 0956-9654381(Globe). The hotline of the agency was launched in 2019
Moreover, she said they may also report corrupt activities at The President’s hotline (8888).
The PCSO general manager said she established the hotline to improve the services of the agency to the public, and to weed out corrupt employees.
Garma, meanwhile, said those seeking medical help should go to PCSO’s satellite office at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
“Indigents must submit the duly accomplished PCSO IMAP Application Form (available for download at www.pcso.gov.ph, or at the PCSO Lung Center of the Philippines Satellite Office, PCSO Branch Offices and hospitals with Malasakit Center) and bring any government-issued identification cards (Patient and Representative) such as Passport, Driver’s License, GSIS UMID, SSS ID, PRC ID, NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate, NSO Authenticated Marriage Certificate, Digitized Voter’s ID, Philippine Health Insurance (PHIC) ID, Senior Citizen’s ID, Government Issued Office ID, DSWD – 4P’s ID, and Student ID.”