PCSO Department Manager for Mindanao Gloria Ibañez and Supt. Diomarie Albarico, Zamboanga City police officer-in-charge, lead the cutting of the ribbon in the launching of the Small Town Lottery on Friday in Zamboanga City. Assisting them are PCSO-Zamboanga Branch Manager Raul Regondola (second from left) and Sta. Maria Barangay Chairperson Los Eli Angeles (right) teofilo p. garcia jr./pna
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The public has been urged to support the programs of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in this city.
Gloria Ibañez, PCSO department manager for Mindanao, made the call as she led Friday the launch of the Small Town Lottery (STL) operations here.
Ibañez said the public should support the STL operations in order for the PCSO to generate more funds for the government.
Ibañez said they launched the STL in response to the call of President Rodrigo Duterte “to increase the funds of the government through the PCSO.”
She said the city government will receive monthly three percent revenue share from the gross sales of the local approved Authorized Agent Corporation (AAC).
The local AAC of the PCSO is the DJL1 Gaming Corp. that has established an office in Barangay Sta. Maria.
PCSO-Zamboanga branch manager Raul Regondola said that the DJL1 Gaming will be the sole AAC in this city.
Ibañez said the operation of the STL is to help the government eliminate illegal gambling and to provide decent job to the people.
Regondola said the DJL1 Gaming Corporation have employed coordinators and sale agents in the different barangays of this city.
Regondola said the establishment of the STL is to help the PCSO source out more funds for charity program of the agency.
Regondola said the opening of the STL in this city is the third here in the region.
The first was in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, which opened on June 23 and second was in Isabela City, Basilan that was launched on Thursday, August 17.
The STL draws is thrice daily; 11 a.m., 4 p.m., and 9 p.m.
The DJL1 will officially start operations on Monday, August 21. (TPGJR/PNA)