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DavNor now hosts PCSO One Mindanao STL draws

October 01, 2020 - Thursday 7:10 PM by Pia Xi

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DAVAO  DEL NORTE (PIA) -- Davao del Norte now plays host of the thrice a day Mindanao-wide Small Town Lottery (STL) draws of the Philippine Charity  Sweepstakes (PCSO).

At  the resumption of STL draws starting today, Oct 01, PSCO conducted this morning the first One Mindanao STL draw at the PCSO Davao del Norte Branch Office located at the Arena of Tagum City Hall in Apokon, Davao del Norte.

Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon chaired the Board of Judges overseeing the draw of the winning numbers.  Representatives from the offices of the provincial governors of Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro were present to witness the draw.

In  an interview, PCSO Mindanao Dept. Manager Federico A. Damole explained that the provincial draw in Davao del Norte was in compliance to  the instruction of PCSO General Manager Royina M. Garma to “conduct a One Mindanao draw for  all variants of our STL games.”

“The instruction is we have to conduct the draws at the provincial branch office,” he said.

PCSO Davao del Norte Branch Head Virgilio Enrique Abanilla said that “accessibility” and “safety” consideration due to still prevailing COVID-19 are primary reasons of holding the STL One Mindanao draws in Davao del Norte.

Abanilla further explained that the One Mindanao STL draw “is aimed at drawing only one result for all STL games in the entire Mindanao”.

“So we would have a common result that is drawn here,” he said in an interview. “Davao del Norte Branch Office happens to be the host branch of this STL draw sa tibuok Mindanao (for entire Mindanao),” he added.

What PCSO had this morning was the maiden draw of the One Mindanao STL draw that PCSO rolls out upon the resumption of STL draws  that started today, October 01.

“This the first day today for One Mindanao (STL draw),” he said.

PCSO  Davao del Norte Branch sets up to conduct three One Mindanao STL draws daily at 10:30   in the morning ; 3:00 in the afternoon and at 7:00 in the evening.  

The maiden STL draw generated the following winning numbers:  3 and 24  for STL Pares; 1 and 4 for STL Swer2; and  3,7,2 for Swer3.

Meanwhile, local chief executives of Davao del Norte cited benefits and advantages of allowing PCSO games to run in their respective local government units.

Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon revealed having accessed to substantial assistance from PCSO which has been assisting the community reach out activities of  the city government, providing the poor their medical needs.

PCSO is also the  primary source patient transport vehicles (PTV) such as emergency ambulance units provided to LGUs.

“Naay regular share ang city government of Tagum gibutang sa trust fund nga magamit for social servces (The  city government has regular share we place in the trust fund that we could use for social services to) those who are in need,” Rellon said while referring PCSO’s presence as a blessing to Tagum LGU.

He expected patrons of PCSO games to contribute substantially to PCSO proceeds which LGUs can benefit for yearly rollout of socio-civic activities and projects.

Representing Provincial Governor Edwin Jubahib,  Provincial Legal Officer Charina Cabrera said that PCSO is allocating 2% Lotto fund share to  PLGU Davao del Norte on top of  calamity assistance. PCSO also welcomes request from  the provincial government for additional PTV and other equipment.

“Gi-enganyo ang atong mga katwahan kung pwede mo support ta sa PCSO; ang inyong mga bet isipon ninyo siya para sa kaayohan  natong tanan. (We are encouraging the public to support PCSO; think of your bets as beneficial for all of us),” she said in an interview. Jeanevive Duron Abangan