Bacolod council asks Duterte: Help poor dependent on PCSO medical aid


The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod has passed a resolution appealing to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to accommodate requests of medical assistance from indigent patients of this city.

Patients relying on PCSO’s medical aid have been seeking their help, said Councilor Simplicia Distrito, author of the resolution.

“Our indigent constituents aired their sentiments about this issue saying that PCSO made no action or refused to cater their requests, thus, they asked for action from members of this Sanggunian,” Distrito added. (

The suspension of some of the agency’s gaming outlets, according to her, has affected the requests for medical assistance.

“In fact, a lot of them are already complaining considering that they greatly depend on the aid,” she added.

In the resolution, the SP appealed to the PCSO through President Rodrigo Duterte to accommodate the numerous requests of indigent constituents affected by the sudden suspension of PCSO-franchised gaming outlets.

“To our President, who has a kind heart for those who are in need, we also appeal to consider the plea of our indigent constituents that is for PCSO to accommodate their requests since most of them gravely needed the assistance,” it read.