As an initiative to assuage the financial burden amid the pandemic, a total of P18.7 million financial assistance will be given to Lotto and Keno agents nationwide, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said on Saturday.
According to General Manager Royina Marzan-Garma, 6,241 individual Lotto and Keno agents all over the country will receive the financial assistance.
Garma said that the agency understands the burden of the Lotto and Keno agents as PCSO games were suspended due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
“That’s why, as our partners in raising revenues, we also have to look after their welfare during this global pandemic,” Garma said in a statement.
The financial grant was approved through PCSO Board Resolution 109 s. 2020, subsequently approved by the Office of the President.
Qualified Lotto and Keno agents may coordinate with the PCSO Branch Office in their areas for details of the release of the aid, according to Garma.