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Village of hope

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), in partnership with the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), recently completed the second phase of the ‘Bakwit Village’ in Marawi City.

Village of hope

PAGCOR’s board of directors, together with the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) group, turned over a total of 130 housing units measuring 22.75 square meter each to the displaced families.

Over 20 livelihood stalls and two educational buildings were donated by the POGO group to help create livelihood and educational opportunities for the locals. Financial assistance worth P50,000 each was also given to 20 families as a start-up fund for their small businesses.

The three-hectare community serves as a temporary home for families who lost their properties or were forced to flee Marawi City, when fighting erupted between government forces and the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group in May 2017.

Village of hope

Shown in photo are national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. and PAGCOR chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo inspecting the housing units.

Topics: Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation , Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators , Bakwit Village
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