Jimmy Bondoc takes oath as Pagcor’s new board member
MANILA, Philippines — Singer Jimmy Bondoc has stepped up the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) ladder following his appointment as member of the state-run gaming agency’s Board of Directors.
Bondoc, whose real name is James Patrick Bondoc, was formerly Pagcor’s Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Group.
In a statement Thursday, Pagcor cited Bondoc’s appointment papers from the Office of the President dated Sept. 10, 2021, which said that he “will serve the unexpired term of office of the late Director Reynaldo E. Concordia that began on July 1, 2021 and will end on June 30, 2022.”
Bondoc is scheduled to take his oath at the Malacanang Palace in the third week of September.
But to be able to immediately assume the duties left by Concordia, Bondoc was sworn into office by an official in Barangay Pinagkaisahan in Quezon City on Wednesday, Sept. 15, according to Pagcor.
Bondoc said that while his main function will be to fill-in the shoes of the late Pagoc director, his new position “will help him provide more support to the current programs and initiatives of the Pagcor management.”
“Former Director Concordia used to actively take part in PAGCOR’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs. He would go even to remote places to ensure that PAGCOR’s socio-civic initiatives would reach those who need them most,” he said.
“I will offer my services in memory of him and to serve our Chairman’s best intentions. Also, being in this new position will allow me to make policy adjustments that will further enhance PAGCOR’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and hopefully, the agency’s revenue generation capacity amidst the ongoing pandemic,” Bondoc added.
Bondoc previously served as chief of Pagcor’s CSR Group from October 2017 to July 2021.
“Our main motivation for working hard is the Filipino people. Pagcor’s CSR programs have touched the lives of many marginalized Filipinos,” he said.
Prior to his stint as CSR Group head, Bondoc served as the officer-in-charge and assistant vice president of the agency’s entertainment department from 2016 to 2017.
Bondoc has also “established a name as an artist, composer and producer prior to joining government service,” Pagcor noted.
He is currently a 4th year law student at the University of the East in Manila, it added.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.