MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) said it will resume on Monday, Nov. 18 the acceptance of applications for medial financial assistance.
PAGCOR made the announcement on Saturday, a few days after it temporarily stopped the processing of requests following a fraud attempt.
In a statement, the agency said it will again accept walk-in requests for medical financial assistance after it has been verified by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
“Under the arrangement, PAGCOR will be able to tap the assistance of PCSO, which has more human and organizational resources and experience in processing requests for medical assistance “ the statement read.
PAGCOR said the PCSO will issue a guarantee letter if the application has been validated.
“The primary objective of enhanced PAGCOR and PCSO coordination is to maximize aid given to each patient, and to harmonize the systems of both agencies,” PAGCOR said.
The move follows the arrest of a couple who were found to have attempted to defraud PAGCOR by submitting fake documents for fictitious medical cases.
The couple has been released for humanitarian considerations but PAGCOR said it will still pursue legal action against the suspects.
PAGCOR further warned that individuals or groups found guilty of fraudulent activities against the agency shall be dealt with strictly in accordance of the law.
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