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PCSO marks 75th anniversary with "Charity/Lotto Caravan" in Tacloban, Catbalogan

Tacloban City (June 21) -- As part of its Diamond Anniversary celebration this year 2009, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is scheduled to conduct a "Charity/Lotto Caravan" in Tacloban City and Catbalogan City this month, Ms. Zenaida Delantar, chief Lottery Operations Manager of the PCSO Tacloban District Office, informed.

Ms. Delantar said that the Caravan will be attended by PCSO General Manager Rosario Uriarte and other PCSO officials from Manila.

A two-day activity in each designated area has been allotted by the PCSO. For Tacloban City, the Caravan will start on June 27 with Press Conference and Briefing of "Kaibigan ng PCSO" at the Leyte Park Conference Hall.

On June 28, a Motorcade will be conducted along the city's major thoroughfares. This will be followed by a Grand Medical Mission at the Balyuan Convention Center.

The Caravan will also be conducted at Catbalogan City on July 1, 2009. A Press Conference and Briefing on "Kaibigan ng PCSO" will be conducted at the Maqueda Bay Hotel Function Hall.

On July 2, a Motorcade along the major streets of Catbalogan and a grand medical mission at the Provincial Gym will be conducted.

Capping the two-day activities will be a three-hour concert featuring rock bands and other talents from Manila, Ms. Delantar disclosed.

"This is our way of thanking the public for their continued support to the institution's programs and projects," Ms. Delantar said.

Kaibigan ng PCSO is a program that will be pursued through the leadership of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to systematize and rationalize the sourcing of volunteer individuals and organizations in partnership with the private sector to advance the charity agency's health mandate.

By establishing sustainable networks and linkages that will continuously recruit medical and health volunteers as well as generate additional resources, the program will be able to expand the reach of PCSO services that immediately address health concerns of needy Filipinos.

The program envisions that through this mode of intervention on a nationwide scale the corporate responsibility ethic of private corporations and companies will be enhanced, particularly with regard to health issues. It likewise seeks to promote the volunteerism spirit inherent in every Filipino. (PIA 8) [top]

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