The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) inked a pact with the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMAAAI) to hold a traditional sweepstakes draw to benefit military alumni and their families.
PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas 2nd and PMMAI President Police Supt. Isagani Nerez signed the Memorandum of Agreement on Thursday and described the draw as a “noble project” between two institutions that promote the welfare of the citizenry.
Rojas said that charity organizations and the physically handicapped will benefit in such draws while preserving the tradition of playing ‘old sweepstakes’ at the same time.
The funds that will be raised from the Sweepstakes draw will be used for PMMAI’s socio-civic projects such as a scholarship program for the dependents of deceased military and police officers, a faculty development program of the PMA, a legal assistance program, and welfare projects for PMAAAI members.
Among the beneficiaries of this program are the families of the three young military officials who were killed in the recent Zamboanga City crisis.
PMAAAI is the organization of graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). It is also affiliated with association chapters in the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ major service commands that include the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Philippine Coast Guard.
The Sweepstakes draw will be held on December 15 under PCSO’s “Partner Tayo Sweepstakes Program.”