The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is investing in education, having provided P5 billion to build classrooms and P2 billion more by the end of October to complete school facilities needed for the country’s transition to the K + 12 basic education program, the gaming firm’s chair said.
Eighteen-year old student Meynard Villanueva finished grade school in 2008 with highest honors. But because his parents had no stable source of income, he was not able to enroll in high school.
By Maila Ager
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima allegedly received an additional P1-million allowance from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) when she was still head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) during the Arroyo administration.
The Jose Rizal Elementary School in Malibay, Pasay City, will have nine new classrooms this year courtesy of casino revenues.
By Michelle V. Remo
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is set to close down Airport Casino Filipino, one of the biggest casinos it operates, because it has started to incur losses.