Regional Office of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office


by Jay Vincent V. Demain

A regional Office of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will soon be built inside the capitol compound.

This, after the provincial government here gave its go signal by virtue of a resolution.

Through Sanggunian Resolution No. 290-2011, it allowed PCSO to occupy 728 square-meter lot adjacent to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan office which will be used for the construction of its regional branch to serve as its Provincial District Office here in the province.

According to PCSO officials, the agency chose the provincial capitol for its strategic location, accessibility to human traffic and cost-efficient in terms of lease found most advantageous to the government.

Under the terms of a memorandum of agreement between PCSO and the provincial government, the agency will lease the lot for a period of 50 years, renewable for another 25 years.

Upon the expiration of the agreement, the building and its improvements shall become the property of the province.