P10M PCSO build­ing in Pam­panga opened

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO – “A new and top-class build­ing that will now set a trend on gov­ern­ment p r oj ect s.”

This was how Philip­pine Char­ity Sweep­stakes Of­fice (PCSO) Chair­man Jose Jorge Cor­puz de­scribed their newly-con­structed branch in Pam­panga which was in­au­gu­rated yes­ter­day.

Cor­puz for­mally re­ceived the P10-mil­lion build­ing, do­nated by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, dur­ing the bless­ing and turnover cer­e­monies at the Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal Re­gional Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter.

Dur­ing his ac­cep­tance speech, Cor­puz lauded Gov­er­nor Lilia Pineda for her ini­tia­tive to pro­vide a con­ducive place for the PCSO per­son­nel and the peo­ple.

Cor­puz dis­closed that Pineda was one of the first of­fi­cials who of­fered as­sis­tance when PCSO started es­tab­lish­ing in the prov­ince in 2014 by means of find­ing rent-free of­fices.

“Gov­er­nor Pineda did not just give us a house, but a very warm home that can ac­com­mo­date the needy Ka­pam­pan­gans,” Cor­puz said.

“Ac­tu­ally, I am now think­ing if the Cen­tral Of­fice and Pam­panga branch can swap places. Sila nalang doon, kami dito,” he added.

Cor­puz also said that the two-storey build­ing is a per­fect re­sem­blance of the hospi­tal­ity and en­thu­si­as­tic traits of Ka­pam­pan­gans in wel­com­ing their fam­i­lies and vis­i­tors.

He also urged other lo­cal gov­ern­ment units to em­u­late the ini­tia­tive, gen­eros­ity and the will­ing­ness of the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment of Pam­panga to pro­vide qual­ity ser­vice to Ka­pam­pan­gans.

“This build­ing is set­ting a trend on the qual­ity of pub­lic ser­vice. Sa so­brang ap­pre­ci­a­tion ko, the beauty of this build­ing and gen­eros­ity of Gov­er­nor Pineda will aleays be in­cluded in my speech wher­ever I am,” he said.

Pineda said the build­ing is a form of pay­back for all the as­sis­tance the PCSO ex­tended to Ka­pam­pan­gans.

She dis­closed that PCSO has down­loaded around P1.2-bil­lion funds to Pam­panga since Pineda as­sumed her post in 2010.

She added that the char­ity-arm of the gov­ern­ment al­lo­cates P800-mil­lion daily for the med­i­cal needs of Ka­pam­pan­gans.

“Gusto ko man sabi­hin na pay­back ko ito sa kani­laz pero ito ta­laga ay para sa Ka­pam­pan­gan din. Sila ang mas makik­in­a­bang kasi hindi na sila maghi­hin­tay na sa mad­umi at mainit na lu­gar dahil may bago na silang tu­tu­luyan,” she said.

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