The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) provided more than PHP354 million worth of medical assistance to at least 50,000 Filipinos through its Medical Assistance Program (MAP) in the second quarter of 2023. In a statement on Wednesday, PCSO Chairman Junie E. Cua said the 53,646 indigents with health-related problems received PHP354,149,017 assistance from April 3 to June 23. “Napakamahal po’ng magkasakit, at malaking dagok ang gastos na ito lalo na para sa mga pamilyang naghihirap. Kaya po nariyan ang PCSO at nagpupursigi na matulungan ang mga kababayan natin (The cost of getting sick is a big blow especially to poor families. That’s why the PCSO remains steadfast in helping our countrymen),” he said. He pointed out that the MAP could also be considered as a “bayanihan” (cooperative endeavor) since Filipinos who patronize the sweepstakes are helping fund the treatment of their countrymen. Cua also vowed that the agency would continue to work hard to fulfill its mandate and to be a “compassionate face” of the Marcos administration. “We are working under direct orders from President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to help as much and as many of our fellow Filipinos as we can. We will try our best to be a compassionate face of this administration, one among many others who serve, not just with the mind, but with the heart,” he said. For the first quarter of this year, the PCSO released PHP410,427,957 through the MAP to help 60,779 Filipinos.
Source: Philippines News Agency