On July 16, 2017, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge E. Corpuz was invited as the guest of honor and speaker in the 49th Induction of Officers and Turnover ceremony of the Rotary Club of Bacolod South held at Bar 21 Restaurant in Bacolod City.
On March 16, 2017 Chairman Corpuz was also the guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Makati West. After four months, he stood once again before the Rotarians, this time with the officers and members of the Rotary Club of Bacolod South, to showcase the true business of PCSO which is Charity.
A warm welcome was given to Chairman Corpuz by the Rotarians. He was joined by Rotary District 3850 Governor Dr. Jundad Legislador who also served as their inducting officer.
In his speech, Chairman Corpuz first congratulated the new set of officers of the Rotary Club of Bacolod for the year 2017 led by their newly elected President Ms. Elena Gatanela. He also thanked Ms. Gatanela who invited him to be their guest speaker,for the opportunity givento him to be part of the occasion.
Chairman Corpuz reported the reforms implemented and the PCSO accomplishments since the new PCSO Board took office. The medical assistance and ambulances given to Region 18 – Negros Island Region were also stated.
He mentioned that PCSO commends the Rotary Club Bacolod South for the various community programs and projects they have been doing for the residents within their area. “You see, PCSO is no different from the Rotary Club,” said Chairman Corpuz. “The PCSO, being the primary charity provider of the government, continually follows the ethical standards in doing its business and unconsciously follows the four-way test of the Rotary Club that is TRUTH, FAIR, GOODWILL and BENEFICIAL. PCSO, just like the Rotary Club, remains true to its mandate of carrying out a humanitarian mission of providing funds for health and welfare activities and projects nationwide; the PCSO’s charity programs remain fair to every Filipino; PCSO maintains goodwill and better network, not only among other government agencies but with private and non-government organizations like yours; and last but not the least, PCSO’s various projects will always be beneficial to the poor, the underprivileged and of course to the Government,” he added.
At the end of his speech, Chairman Corpuz encouraged everyone to patronize the legal numbers game products of PCSO.“For every peso you spend in buying the PCSO game products, 30% of it automatically goes to our Charity. This way, your support to PCSO will go a long way in helping a lot of Filipinos all over the country,” he concluded.
As a gesture of appreciation for gracing the occasion, a plaque and a special token was given to Chairman Corpuz by the Rotarians of Bacolod South. (By: Roselle S. Dela Umbria / Photos by: Justin Santos)