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PAGCOR inaugurates P50M-worth evacuation center in Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY, June 28 (PIA) – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the local government unit (LGU) of Tagudin recently inaugurated the Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center (MPEC) in Barangay Cabulanglangan, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur.
 
The P50-million worth building was funded by the PAGCOR.
 
According to PAGCOR, the MPEC has a kitchen area, storage areas for relief goods, toilet and shower rooms for male and female, and lactating rooms for nursing mothers.
 
When it is not being used as an evacuation site, it has a spacious badminton-court type area that may be used for sports events and other purposes such as training.
 
“This aims to help address the lack of appropriate evacuation facilities not only in the recipient towns but also in neighboring communities,” the PAGCOR said.
 
“We at PAGCOR strive to bring government services to those who are in dire need, even to remote communities. We hope and pray that these services will alleviate the conditions of our kababayans, especially those who have less in life,” PAGCOR president and chief operations officer Alfredo Lim added.
 
Tagudin Mayor Roque Verzosa, Jr. expressed his gratitude to PAGCOR for another significant contribution to their municipality.
 
“In the past, PAGCOR already answered our call for additional classrooms, town transportation service, and construction materials for our less fortunate kababayans. Now, PAGCOR granted us this multi-purpose evacuation center which will benefit Tagudinians especially in times of calamities,” he said.
 
Mayor Verzosa added that the building is essential to the people of Tagudin especially in times of natural and man-made calamities and disaster.
 
“This structure will serve as a safer haven for the citizens who will be forced to abandon their homes in times of disturbances. Furthermore, this edifice can also cater vital seminars, training and other capacity development activities of the municipality,” he said. (JCR/AMB/JMCQ, PIA Ilocos Sur)
 

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