|The PSC made its share of help in the government's efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jess Escaros/PNA (file photo)|
By Dugout Philippines
MANILA--The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) gives its all-out support to the government's program against COVID-19 by donating more than 500 laptops to the workforce of different government offices including the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
The Office of the President - Presidential Management Staff (PMS) through assistant secretary Joseph Encabo will receive 300 laptops and another 100 for the COVID-19 technical working group through IATF deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon.
Senator Christopher Lawrence Go's Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa Program (BP2) is also set to receive a number of units for their program.
PSC chief of staff and national training director Marc Velasco said that the "board readily approved the request."
"These are units used during the country's hosting of the Southeast Asian Games last year, they will be put to good use with these donations," Velasco explained.
In a letter addressed to PSC chairman Butch Ramirez, Encabo, who also heads the Hatid-Tulong Initiative, also asked for the assistance of the agency by requesting volunteers to be detailed for two weeks under PMS, to help in processing the return of stranded individuals.
"This will help fast track our actions on the concerns of the LSIs (locally-stranded individuals)," explained Encabo in his letter.
The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) will also serve as a venue for transportation services of the program on July 25-26.
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