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Pagcor donates P10B for schools

/ 04:50 AM September 27, 2015

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City—The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has allocated P10 billion to build classrooms, encouraging other gaming firms to likewise contribute to the improvement of public schools nationwide.

Pagcor Chair Cristino Naguiat Jr. made the disclosure here on Saturday during the groundbreaking for a P305-million four-story state-of-the-art cadet quarters at the Philippine Military Academy. Naguiat had come up with Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin for the ceremony.

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“Unlike the old dormitory barracks, we are going to build a state-of-the-art barracks at par with international standards and complete with all the necessary facilities,” Naguiat said.

He said the Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc. of Solaire Resorts and Casino and the Manila Bayshore Heritage Foundation Inc. were helping in the project.

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He said Resorts World Philippines has also allocated P500 million to build computer laboratories in public schools.

Naguiat said Bloomberry also donated P400 million for the construction of a hospital in hard-hit Tacloban City.

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