Mindanao Times

PCSO looking at new games in 2020


MANILA -- The Philippine Charity Sweepstake­s Office (PCSO) is looking to introduce new games in 2020 to raise revenues for its charity programs.

Royina Marzan-Garma, PCSO general manager, said that aside from finding ways for their existing games, primarily the lotto and the Small Town Lottery (STL) games to produce more revenues, the agency has to introduce new ones to raise more funds for charity.

“Our gaming (Gaming, Product Developmen­t and Marketing Sector department) has to introduce new games and find ways for our existing games to produce more revenues,” Garma told reporters in a recent press briefing.

She said the games would raise more revenues for charity as most of its funds go to finance the Duterte administra­tion’s flagship social services program, primarily the universal health care (UHC) and the establishm­ent of Malasakit Centers all over the country.

She added that their focus next year would be on sales and marketing in order to generate funds to support more government projects.

Crucial to the plan is the opening of more provincial branches throughout the country next year. For this purpose, she said they have already started hiring employees for the planned expansion.

Garma said they are currently reviewing the fees and the processes in franchise applicatio­ns to streamline their system.

Arnel Casas, PCSO assistant general manager for gaming, product developmen­t and marketing sector department, said that the PCSO was counting on the private sector to help them come up with new games.

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