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.