On April 10, 2017, PCSO General Manager Alexander F. Balutan (3rd from left) and Chairman Jose Jorge E. Corpuz (center-2nd row) led the turnover of twelve (12) ambulance units to local government units (LGUs) – Municipalities from Quezon, Quezon, Sto. Tomas, Pampanga, General Mamerto Natividad, Nueva Ecija, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Las Nievas, Agusan del Norte and Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, government hospitals- General Cailles Memorial District Hospital, Pakil Laguna, Siquijor Provincial Hospital and Lazi Medicare Community Hospital, non- government organizations (NGOs) Philippine Marine Corps-headquarters- 1st Marine Brigade-Lebak, Sultan Kudarat and Roatry Club of Lipa South, Inc., Lipa City. Other recipient is Ifugao State University, Lagaw Campus.
The turnover ceremony for the 12 ambulance units was held at the PCSO Head Office at Conservatory Building, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Recipients also had the chance to witness the live morning Lotto Draws at the PCSO Draw Court. The PCSO Ambulance Donation Program aims to provide ambulance units to hospitals, health institutions, municipalities, provinces and city health offices in different priority areas. (By: Leila N. Valencia, Photos by: Eric delos Reyes)