The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) turned over nine Patient Transport Vehicles (PTV) to various government hospitals and local government units on July 21 in a ceremony held at the PCSO Conservatory Building in Mandaluyong City.
The recipients were the Magsingal District Hospital in Ilocos Sur; Salcedo District Hospital in Ilocos Sur; Bessang Pass Cervantes District Hospital in Ilocos Sur; Municipality of San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte; Mercedes, Eastern Samar; Sapad, Lanao del Norte; Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte; Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte; and Quinapondan, Eastern Samar, said PCSO.
“Madami kaming mga barangay na malayo sa bayan at mapapabilis nito ang pagpapadala ng mga pasyente sa ospital. Dahil sa mga PTV na ito mas mabilis namin madadala sa Tacloban Leyte ang mga pasyente na hindi kaya ng ospital namin (A number of barangays are far from the town proper and this will enable us to bring the patient to the hospital quicker. Through these PTV, we will be able to transport our patients who cannot be accommodated in our own hospital to Tacloban, Leyte),” said Quinapondan Eastern Samar Vice Mayor Leo Jasper M. Candido in an interview with PCSO.
“Lubos pong nagpapa salamat sa PCSO dahil sa natanggap namin na Patient Transport Vehicle, malaking tulong ito sa bayan namin na isang 5th class municipality na nangangailangan ng ganitong ayuda, maraming maraming salamat po (I am deeply grateful to PCSO for the Patient Transport Vehicle we have received, this is a big help for our town which is a 5th-class municipality that needs aid like this, thank you so much),” San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte Mayor Nelson P. Delos Santos said.
Also present at the event were Assistant General Manager for Charity Sector Remeliza Jovita Gabuyo, Manager of the Charity Assistance Department Muriel G. Pajarillo, Financial Analyst III Maria Lourdes Rayos, Financial Analyst III Teresita Patiag and Accounting Specialist I Joseph P. Porto.
PCSO stated that it is able to widen the reach of its charitable services through the public’s continuous support on its gaming operations such as Lottery games, Small Town Lottery, and Sweepstakes.