Monday flag honoring ceremony is a common practice for the personnel of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Negros Occidental Branch. On July 17, 2017, it was extra special because they were joined by no less than PCSO Chairman Jose Jorge E. Corpuz.
Day before the activity, Chairman Corpuz arrived in Bacolod City for a speaking engagement. But of course, his presence in the area would not be complete without visiting the PCSO branch office. PCSO Negros Occidental Branch is located at Paglaum Sports Complex, Hernaez, Bacolod City.
During the entire ceremony, Chairman Corpuz and Branch Office personnel headed by Acting Branch Manager Jose Manuel M. Villagracia were also joined by clients seeking for medical assistance. They too, actively participated in singing the Philippine National Anthem and in reciting the morning prayer.
After the ceremony, Chairman Corpuz gave a short message to PCSO personnel and its clients. He explained that his role in PCSO is to generate funds for charity and to simplify the work of the social worker who is in-charge in disbursing funds for charity.He assured everyone that PCSO is always there to help. According to him, “Sa PCSO walang mahirap, walang mayaman, lahat ng Pilipino natutulungan basta lumapit lang”. His only request is for the people to understand that the assistance given by PCSO has also alimitation because of the number of Filipinos seeking assistance from the Agency.Along this line, he encouraged everyone to support the products of PCSO because the revenue from the given products will be given back to all Filipinos through the charitable programs of the Agency.
After talking to the clients, Chairman Corpuz held a short breakfast meeting with the PCSO personnel wherein issues and concerns in the office were raised and discussed.
PCSO Negros Occidental Branch Personnel were gratefulwith the presence of Chairman Corpuz in the branch office. They are also looking forward to be with the other officials of the Agencyon the same activity. (by: Roselle S. Dela Umbria / Photos by: Justin Santos)