July 21, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office turned over a check worth P80,111.17 to the Bontoc local government unit as the latter’s five percent share from the Local Charity Fund covering January to June.

Municipal Treasurer Lourdes Austria and Administrative Officer V Zenith Rose Dalog of the Office of the Municipal Mayor received the check from Branch Social Worker Philip Patcheco and Administrative Assistant Melvin Khent Padong, both from the PCSO-Mountain Province.

PCSO-Mountain Province is yet to release the municipality’s share for the second quarter.

Executive Order 357, s. 1996 mandates the grant of five percent share from the 30 percent Lotto Charity Fund to LGUs where lotto tickets are sold.

Patcheco said Bontoc received a portion from the total revenues of the PCSO operation in the municipality and the LGU can use the amount for its projects.

He said while the PCSO and the LGU are two different agencies, they can work together in nation-building.

He added PCSO provides funds for projects and charitable activities on a national scale while the LGU can use the PCSO funds for projects that are beneficial to the communities.

Mayor Franklin Odsey thanked the PCSO for its assistance and timely provision of the municipality’s five percent share.

The town also received medicines from the PCSO.

PCSO-Mountain Province Head Evello Andy Tamario and  Patcheco handed over 75 boxes of Cetirizine Dihydrochloride, 75 boxes of Paracetamol, and 70 boxes of Ascorbic Acid to the Municipal Health Office.

Odsey earlier asked PCSO for medicines and other medical supplies to be used by the local government in its anti-Covid-19 response. 

Odsey thanked the PCSO for the donation, saying the medicines will be used in the town’s vaccination program.

He also urged those who are not yet vaccinated to get their jabs. – Alpine L. Killa and Christy Mae Che-es