Remember PCSO's Logo and its Program for Giving Free Medicine

The PCSO in pictures

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This is the Cultural Center of the Philippines where the PCSO now holds office.  Its address is 1307 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City with Trunkline :  (02) 988-7276
This is the Cultural Center of the Philippines where the PCSO now holds office. Its address is 1307 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City with Trunkline : (02) 988-7276
The PCSO is the principal government agency for raising and providing funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities of national character.
The PCSO is the principal government agency for raising and providing funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities of national character.

Advantage for well-off families

When one is gravely ill, relatives bring him to the hospital or clinic to see a doctor for checkup. The doctor conducts the examination and prescribes appropriate medicines.

With the prescription, a member of the family hurries to the pharmacy to buy the medicine. The patient is fortunate. His family is well-off. He can afford to buy all the medicine necessary to cure his illness.

It's a sad story for poor patients

The case is pathetic when it comes to poor patients. They do buy medicine from the pharmacy in cash just like what the rich do. But how they raise the money for the purpose is fraught with pitiful tales and hardships. Losing no hope, they do all things possible to save a life. They sell their only working carabao at a much cheaper price because of an immediate need, mortgage their piece of land or borrow cash from usurers and money lenders.

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What about if patient has already disposed his olny piece of land?

Patients are still fortunate if they’ve property to dispose, if their relationship with money lenders are still good and if politicians and philanthropist come to their aid.

Most often marginal people end up with the barest of things, nothing more to sell and nobody to borrow money from because of bad debts. While in this sorrowful financial situation, a member meets an accident and money is needed, what will the family do?

Ask the PCSO and others for help

There is no cause for alarm. Think and scan all the possibilities. Consider the fact that you’re still a bonafide citizen and that the government cares for you. Submit an appeal to the Philippine Charity Sweeepstakes Office (PCSO) and other institutions whose mission are to help uplift the economic condition of the oppressed and answer immediate or emergency needs of the downtrodden. Be heard for they will come to your succor.

For your medicine needs, I think the PCSO is just waiting for you to approach them. The PCSO is the principal government agency for raising and providing funds for health programs, medical assistance and services and charities of national character.

Requirements to fullfil

Of course there are requirements that must be satisfied for an applicant to avail of the needed medicine and medical assistance. They are published online for public guidance.

Here are some of the requirements:

1. Letter of request addressed to the Hon.Chairman and/or General Manager

2. Original / or certified true photocopy of medical abstract duly signed by the attending physician (Note: Include physician’s license number)

3. Prescription duly signed by the attending physician with costing from the hospital pharmacy included.

4. Photocopy of Identification Card with latest picture of the requesting person with his / her signature indicated at the back

In cases wherein medicines are unavailable from the Hospital / Pharmacy, a Certificate on unavailability of medicines from the Hospital / Pharmacy must be submitted to PCSO.

Source: For complete details FAQs about PCS

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thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

This is very helpful Sir. As a nurse who have been able to work in one of the facilities within the premises of the Philippine General Hospital, I have participated in providing duly verified quotation letters for patients which they submit to PCSO and other politicians to seek aid for their diagnostic procedures and other medical examinations. If only I could help those who are in grave need of financial resources. However, the only contribution that I could give is to provide that accurate statement of price quotes for them to be recognized.

Ang hirap magkasakit sa panahon ngayon sa bansa natin. I hope the present government could do something to improve the pre-existing health care delivery system that includes equal chance for all, especially for the poor.

I hope it's okay to bookmark this hub so that in case I encounter a fellow Kabayan who's in need of financial resources for hospitalization or medical evaluation tests, I could refer something to them.


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nick071438 4 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines Author

We're working on the same vein, Tina. Let's help together raise the level of the poor. I believe the help we give them is priceless. Continue helping them fix their price quotes for PCSO approval whenever you've the opportunity. For my part, I've shown them the way to enjoy PCSO's help through this hub. I know questions are coming and if they do come I'll try my best to enlighten them.

I agree with you that it's miserable to get sick here in our country, especially the needy. We can only pray that money that go to the pockets of corrupt government officials will find their way to the medical and dental needs of the majority of our brethren. I have a nurse-son in the United Kingdom who related to me that health needs and schooling for kids there are borne by the government, however living condition here in the Philippines is much preferable because of the fine climate. There for 3 solid month you've to brace yourself versus the cold as snow falls and covers your area.

You're an oasis of talents, Tina. I wish you more success and happiness.

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