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PAGCOR Remits Additional PHP5 Billion To National Treasury

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation's (PAGCOR) PHP6.95 billion total remittances for the year are 9.32 percent higher than its declared dividends of PHP6 billion for 2021.


PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco called last year a "banner season that enabled the company to set aside funds to support various government endeavors. I Photo: PAGCOR X



“Last year was a banner season for us in terms of revenue generation, and this enabled us to set aside additional funds to support various national government initiatives,” said PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco.


PAGCOR President and COO Atty. Juanito L. Sañosa, Jr. led the turnover of the Php5 billion dividend check to Deputy Treasurer Eduardo Anthony G. Mariño at the PAGCOR Executive Office in Manila.



According to Mariño, the latest PAGCOR remittance will be utilized on high-impact projects and programs that will benefit the Filipino people and help in full economic recovery.


“The latest cash dividend remittance from PAGCOR could not have come at a better time,” he said.



“The national government, particularly the Department of Finance, is really working towards ensuring the physical stability of the state after the pandemic, and having additional funds would certainly aid in that effort,” he said.


Remittance by government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) of at least 50 percent of their net earnings to the national government is mandated under Republic Act (RA) No. 7656, otherwise known as the Dividends Law.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

Cash remittances from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to the National Treasury for the dividend year 2022 are now at Php6.95 billion after the agency turned over an additional Php5 billion on November 15, 2023.


The state gaming regulator’s latest contribution represents its additional and advanced dividends from retained earnings as of the end of 2022.


Business: Business men in suite and tie in a work meeting in the office located in the financial district.

Earlier this year, PAGCOR remitted Php1.95 billion to the national coffers after booking hefty revenues from resurgent gaming operations in 2022 as the country starts to recover from the pandemic.










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