Luzon provinces get ambulances from PCSO


AT least 18 ambulances have been donated by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in some provinces in Northern Luzon.

PCSO General Manager lawyer Jose Ferdinand Rojas 2nd said seven ambulances were donated to Ilocos Norte.

Among the areas in Ilocos Norte that received ambulance are the City of Batac, the municipalities of Pagudpud, Vintar, Marcos, Solsona, San Nicolas, and Piddig.

For Ilocos Sur, those that received ambulance were Suyo, Caoayan, Santo Domingo, Santa Maria, Sinait, Banayoyo, San Esteban, and Nagbukel.

While in La Union, the beneficiaries are municipalities of Bangar and Luna.

Rojas said the ambulances are from the PCSO’s Ambulance Donation Program, under the “universal health care for all Filipinos” and the “Matuwid na Daan” program of the Aquino administration.

The PCSO, likewise, distributed P5 million endowment fund to the La Union Medical Center and the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital.

Rojas said the fund used in purchasing ambulances came from lotto sales.

Because of this, Rojas urged the public to continue supporting the government’s lotto games.


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  1. i asked my daughter what is the number for emergency she looked it up and said 117

    -I have been her for 8 yrs plus –Yet to know what happens when emergency ambulance turns up–

    Do you get charged and if so how much –what if you cant pay

    I know from experience if you cannot pay the deposit required you cannot get into hospitals –

    -Dont know if this applies to the charity ones”

    So what is the situation with an emergency –If you don’t have money ?

    We have huge funds being syphoned off by greedy officials–

    Yet no money for a decent emergency service..

    Which begs the question ..will it ever stop ..when will the people get a “Fair Go”

    I remain
    Prof David M meyer