The Philippine Charity Sweep¬stakes Office (PCSO) has allocated P19.86 million to orphanages and homes for street children and the elderly across the country.
The PCSO Board of Directors had approved the application of 20 charitable institutions for financial assistance under the agency’s Institutional Partnership (IP) program.
“PCSO affirms its support for residential and care facilities that provide needed social services for vulnerable sectors of society,” Jose Ferdinand Rojas, PCSO vice chairman and general manager, said.
In Metro Manila, the beneficiaries are White Cross Children’s Home; Laura Vicuña Foundation Inc.; Hospicio de San Jose; Philippine National Red Cross; CRIBS Philippines Inc.; Kadiwa sa Pagkapari Foundation Inc.; and Reception and Study Center for Children in Metro Manila.
Beneficiaries in Region 3 are Nazareth Home for Children, Taha¬nang Mapagpala ng Inmaculada and Bahay ni San Jose Orphanage Inc.
In Region 4, Santa Ana-San Joaquin Bahay Ampunan, Golden Acres Haven for the Elderly, Taw Kabui for a Child Inc. and Casa Dei Bambini are the beneficiaries.
Orphanage of the Virgin of Gua¬dalupe is the beneficiary in Region 5.
In Region 8, the beneficiaries are Western Samar Development Foundation Inc. and SOS Children’s Village.
Balay Silonganan Home for Street Children, Gesu Eucaristo Children’s Inc. and Por Cristo Foundation Inc. Home of the Abandoned Elderly are the beneficiaries in Caraga.
Rojas said partner facilities are selected for PCSO’s IP program based on stringent criteria and they must have DSWD accreditation and a license to operate.
“No more than 15 percent of the PCSO funding for IPs may be used for administrative costs, the rest is to be allocated for programs,” he added.