Duterte pledges to allocate Pagcor earnings for healthcare & education

SHARE:

President-elect Duterte promised his supporters to prioritize health care and education once he assumes office in June 30.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - During his thanksgiving party on Saturday, incumbent president Rodrigo Duterte vowed to allocate the entire earnings of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to health care and education funds as soon as he assumes office on June 30.

Even when he was still courting the hearts of the Filipinos for the presidency, Duterte had already made healthcare issue one of his top priorities, aside from agriculture. As a matter of fact, when he was still campaigning with his running mate Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano last February 2015, he had already vowed to organize an orderly health care system in the country.

Now that he has already secured the position--with less than a month to be proclaimed as president--Duterte held on to his promise of delivering excellent health care service to the Filipinos; especially to those who can't afford it. In his speech, Duterte told a crowd of 500,000 that the earnings of the state-run gambling regulator should be spent on health services and education funds.
[post_ads]
As quoted on a report published in Inquirer, Duterte stated in his speech:

"I will commit all earnings sa Pagcor which runs to billions. Ibigay sa mga ospital, para sa hospitalization (Give it to the hospitals, for the hospitalization)."

Aside from prioritizing an orderly health care programs, Duterte also made an announcement about his plans for education funds.

"Dito sa education, I will endeavor to build national high schools. No need to walk 30 kilometers to go to school; ako mismo magdala ng eskuwelahan. (For education, I will endeavor to build national high schools. No need to walk 30 kilometers to go to school; I will bring the schools to them myself.)"

On the other hand, the tough-talking former mayor is expected to be sworn in office this incoming June 30, making him the 16th president of the Philippines.

Loading...

COMMENTS

Name

Entertainment,460,Everywhere,542,Finance,183,Health,378,Local,941,Politics,286,Sport,42,Technology,130,Videos,610,
ltr
item
XOLXOL: Duterte pledges to allocate Pagcor earnings for healthcare & education
Duterte pledges to allocate Pagcor earnings for healthcare & education
President-elect Duterte promised his supporters to prioritize health care and education once he assumes office in June 30.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AjRWHxQEKN0/V1ZhrhLL0bI/AAAAAAAAFrU/WwzCZxpLiooDlOFwsiCBXiXZL9i-0K9WgCLcB/s1600/duterte.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AjRWHxQEKN0/V1ZhrhLL0bI/AAAAAAAAFrU/WwzCZxpLiooDlOFwsiCBXiXZL9i-0K9WgCLcB/s72-c/duterte.jpg
XOLXOL
http://www.xolxol.ph/2016/06/duterte-pledges-to-allocate-pagcor-earnings-for-healthcare-and-education.html
http://www.xolxol.ph/
http://www.xolxol.ph/
http://www.xolxol.ph/2016/06/duterte-pledges-to-allocate-pagcor-earnings-for-healthcare-and-education.html
true
735890063477206305
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy