Good news to the thousands of Lotto and Keno agents.
PCSO Vice Chair and General Manager Royina M. Garma announced on Friday in a press statement that six thousand two hundred and forty-one (6,241) individual Lotto and Keno agents all over the country will receive financial assistance totaling Eighteen Million Seven Hundred Twenty-Three Thousand Pesos (P18,723,000.00).
"We, at the PCSO Board understand the plight of our individual Lotto and Keno agents. That’s why, as our partners in raising revenues, we also have to look after their welfare during this global pandemic. I have instructed our Branch Managers and all other concerned officials to immediately facilitate the release of the assistance," GM Garma added.
The grant of financial assistance was approved through PCSO Board Resolution 109s. 2020 which was subsequently approved by the Office of the President.
The assistance aims to augment and subsidize the needs of these agents and to lessen the burden of stress and anxiety during this difficult time of public quarantine.
Qualified Lotto and Keno agents may coordinate with the PCSO Branch Office in their areas for details of the release of the said assistance.
It can be recalled that since March 17, 2020, in PCSO suspended lotto operations nationwide in order to protect the lotto agents, tellers and the gaming public from the deadly COVID-19 virus.