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DUNCAN RAMOS, TESSA PRIETO-VALDES SHARE SLOT MACHINE WINNINGS WITH CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS

by on Feb.03, 2013, under Casino Filipino, PAGCOR CSR

HOW often can you enjoy a game while having the opportunity to help other people?

Popular celebrities Duncan Ramos and Tessa Prieto-Valdes recently had this rare opportunity after they won in the exciting Casino Filipino Slot Machine Celebrity Challenge during the recent opening of the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade.

Ramos and Valdes bested other well-known personalities in the fun event, in the process winning P100,000 each for their chosen charitable institutions.

Casino Filipino Heritage Marketing and Entertainment Head Joel Panganiban congratulates Southborder band front man Duncan Ramos after winning in the recently-concluded Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade.

Casino Filipino Heritage Marketing and Entertainment Head Joel Panganiban congratulates Southborder band front man Duncan Ramos after winning in the recently-concluded Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade.

Socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes celebrates her victory in the Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade.  With her in photo are (2nd from left) PAGCOR Slot Machine Department Assistant Vice President Eduardo de Guzman and Senior Slot Machine Head Jacinto Gutierrez.

Socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes celebrates her victory in the Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade. With her in photo are (2nd from left) PAGCOR Slot Machine Department Assistant Vice President Eduardo de Guzman and Senior Slot Machine Head Jacinto Gutierrez.

Ramos, a lead vocalist for Southborder band, chose to donate his prize to Project Brave Kids – an institution that provides medical assistance to indigent children stricken with cancer.

Both celebrities were spotted early this year during the official turn-over of their tournament winnings to their chosen beneficiary-institutions.

Ramos graced the turn-over of financial aid to the Cancer and Hematology Center of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City. He said he felt a great sense of fulfillment for being able to contribute to Project Brave Kids’ noble effort to help children who cannot afford the costly treatment of cancer.

SOUTHBORDER band vocalist Duncan Ramos hands a mock cheque for P100,000 to Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) Cancer and Hematology Center Chairperson Eustacia Rigor (2nd from left) and Project Brave Kids Co-Founder Sigrid Perez (3rd from left).  The amount represented Ramos’ donation to the institution after winning in the recently-concluded Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade.  Also in photo is PCMC Cancer and Hematology Center Consultant Michelle Rodriguez.

SOUTHBORDER band vocalist Duncan Ramos hands a mock cheque for P100,000 to Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) Cancer and Hematology Center Chairperson Eustacia Rigor (2nd from left) and Project Brave Kids Co-Founder Sigrid Perez (3rd from left). The amount represented Ramos’ donation to the institution after winning in the recently-concluded Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade. Also in photo is PCMC Cancer and Hematology Center Consultant Michelle Rodriguez.

“It’s not every day that you can play to enjoy and help at the same time so the experience of winning for my chosen institution was a very special experience.  I picked Project Brave Kids as my beneficiary kasi malapit sa puso ko ang mga bata dahil may anak ako.  I hope this little help that I gave the institution will go a long way in their endeavor to assist more poor kids afflicted with cancer,” Ramos explained.

Project Brave Kids’ co-founder Sigrid Perez said the cash donated by Ramos through the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will be used to fund the chemotherapy sessions of children whose parents could hardly spend for the series of costly treatments.

“We know how expensive chemotherapy is, so we would like to thank Duncan for choosing us as his beneficiary.  Dahil sa donation na ito, mas marami pa kaming mahihirap na batang matutulungan.”

Tessa Prieto-Valdes is flanked by representatives from the PAGCOR Entertainment Department and officers of Philippine Red Cross Makati City Branch during the turnover of her P100,000 donation to the Philippine Red Cross Makati Chapter.  The Philippine Red Cross was Valdes’ chosen charity to receive the cash prize she won in the recently-concluded Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge tournament held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade.

Tessa Prieto-Valdes is flanked by representatives from the PAGCOR Entertainment Department and officers of Philippine Red Cross Makati City Branch during the turnover of her P100,000 donation to the Philippine Red Cross Makati Chapter. The Philippine Red Cross was Valdes’ chosen charity to receive the cash prize she won in the recently-concluded Slot Machine Celebrity Charity Challenge tournament held at the Lancaster Slot Machine Arcade.

Socialite Tess Prieto-Valdes meanwhile selected the Philippine Red Cross Makati Chapter as recipient of her slot machine tournament winnings.

“I’ve always been a supporter of the Philippine Red Cross, so I never had second thoughts about picking it as my beneficiary when I won in the Slot Machine Celebrity Challenge.  I hope, PAGCOR can do such a fun event again so more people and institutions could benefit from it,” Valdes said.

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