Caring for the Elderly

For many older people, life can be a struggle. These struggles can be quite harsh when combined with poverty and lack of support from the government.

Philippine Gaming Management Corporation (PGMC) is aware of that and consequently along these lines the PGMC team headed by its Vice President, Tan Eng Hwa, visited the San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly in Pasay City, one of the cities in Metro Manila. The visit which is anchored on helping the less fortunate and ensures that they are not left behind was highlighted by the cash donation amounting to Fifty Thousand Pesos (PHP 50,000.00) for the rehabilitation of the water tank heater of the Home. Tan Eng

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly is being run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international religious congregation with the mission of caring for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service. The Home welcomes men and women 65 years and above, who are financially unable to support themselves taking into consideration that their spiritual, physical, medical and social needs are taken care of. The Little Sister of the Poor relies mostly from donations to provide better care to the resident elders.

“While we continue to drive business growth, it is equally important that we continue to pay such visits to the people with special needs and to those members of society who need our care”, Tan Eng Hwa said.

PGMC leases its machines and software for the lottery project of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Luzon islands, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berjaya Philippines Inc.

To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors and, indeed, Berjaya cares for the senior members of the society.