The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has come under fire for its allocation of ₱3 million for a controversial logo. However, Pagcor chairman Alejandro Tengco defended the cost, saying the amount covered more than the logo itself. He clarified that the winning bidder of the project will be responsible for providing additional deliverables, such as manuals.
Tengco emphasized that the new logo will be used in PAGCOR properties throughout the Philippines. It will be displayed on stationery and envelopes, which serve a variety of purposes beyond visual representation.
The logo, unveiled during PAGCOR’s 40th anniversary celebration last July 11, depicts a flame in the colors of blue and red. Tengco describes it as symbolizing the spark of change and the drive for progress.
Following public criticism, a House resolution was filed, calling for an investigation into the gaming regulator’s new logo. Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez expressed his interest in launching an investigation on the logo, questioning the cost, originality, and the need to do it.
Rodriguez urged PAGCOR to abandon the new logo and instead focus on suppressing illegal gambling activities.
Despite the criticisms, PAGCOR stood firm in its decision, saying that the logo represents a significant investment with multi-faceted benefits beyond its visual appeal.
(via: CNN Philippines)