Slot machine manufacturer FBM has has donated PHP20m ($393,000) to four public health institutions in the Philippines via the national gaming regulator Pagcor.
“Caring is one of our main values as a brand and we take it very seriously when it comes to our people, our clients, and our games. We could not step aside from this cause. The Philippines means so much to FBM as a nation that we could not ignore its people when they need us the most,” said the company’s founder Rui Francisco.
FBM’s donation will be divided equally between four institutions: the Philippine General Hospital, in the capital Manila; the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, in Quezon City; the Lung Center of the Philippines, also in Quezon City; and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine at Muntinlupa in the Metro Manila area.
In a press release at the start of April, Pagcor said the funds would help the Philippines tackle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are very thankful that many of our licensed gaming entities are expressing eagerness to help. Because of this shared bayanihan spirit [of mutual cooperation for the public good], we are reminded that we are not alone in our battles. With the help of every willing organisation, we have all been doing our share to flatten the curb,” said the regulator’s chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo.