THE Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has recognized the support extended by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to the agency’s drug abuse, prevention and control initiatives.
DDB chairman Dionisio Santiago said the PCSO is regularly contributing 10% of the forfeited sweepstakes and lotto prizes to the agency for the cause and other special projects.
Santiago handed a plaque of recognition to PCSO General Manager Alexander F. Balutan.
The financial support is part of PCSO’s mandate under the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002 or RA 9165 which forms part of a special account in the general fund and is mainly used to support the construction, operation and maintenance of Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers (TRC).
In a ceremony, PCSO General Manager Balutan also handed a cheque amounting to P20 million to the DDB, which served as their regular contribution.
“Everyone and every institution of the government must do its part,” said Balutan.
According to Santiago, support of institutions like the PCSO is instrumental in the continued campaign of the government against drugs.