As the PHILIPPINE RACING COMMISSION celebrates its 40th Milestone Year of unwavering service and commitment to its horseracing industry partners and stakeholders, comes significant accomplishments to mark this Ruby Anniversary.
The kickoff to PHILRACOM's celebration to praise its invaluable achievement was a letter of citation dated March 7, 2014 from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) -Region 8 Revenue District Office. The PHILRACOM was appreciatively commended for consistently being one of the top taxpayers within the Revenue District No. 8; for its continued support to the government tax reform programs; and to the promotion of national prosperity.
The newly elected officers of the New Philippine Jockey's Association, Inc. (NPJAI) commencing 2014 took their Oath of Office before Honorable Chairman Angel L. Castaño, Jr., Other honorable Members of the Commission Board present were: Hon. Eduardo B. Jose, Hon. Lyndon Noel B. Guce and Hon. Commissioner/Executive Director Jesus B. Cantos.
The Philippine Racing Commission for the second consecutive assesment/revalidation by the Civil Service Commission has achieved Level II - Accredited Status. The recognition was awarded to the PHILRACOM by the Civil Service Commission at the CSC-NCR/CSC Field Office - Development Bank of the Philippines last February 27, 2013.
Under Memonrandum Circular 3 series of 2012, Agencies succesfully satisfying certain criterias are awarded recognition/status with Levels of Accreditaion by the CSC. The Level II (Accredited) Status are awarded to agencies satisfactory implementing CSC Human Resource Management Systems/Programs and are therefore granted the authority to take final action on appointments.
The wrath of Typhoon YOLANDA which struck our country last November 8, 2013 particularly the Eastern Visayas region has brought tremendous devastation. Billions of resources, infrastructures and houses were ruined; resulting to thousands of death tolls; and for the survivors, a grueling nightmare to recall.
With the collaborative efforts of the National Government, other Non-Government Organizations and support from the rest of the world, the victims of YOLANDA will resurge and find new hope, for them to live a normal life again.
Philippine Horse Racing Thrives, Together We Can Save Lives!
The Philippine Horse Racing Industry profoundly acknowledges the importance of the Philippine Red Cross as the premier humanitarian organization that provides adequate, quality and safe blood supply in order to protect the life and dignity of the countless individuals.
As part of this recognition, the Philippine Horse Racing Industry, through the auspices of the PHILRACOM and the Manila Jockey Club, Inc., donated to the Philippine Red Cross thru the “Blood Samaritan Program” a subsidy to cover for the blood processing fees of our indigent fellowmen.