Jimmy Bondoc defends Pagcor appointment
Singer Jimmy Bondoc has taken to social media to confirm and defend his appointment to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) as assistance vice president (AVP) for entertainment.
“Soon, I will officially be the AVP for entertainment for Pagcor, a blessing that the Good Lord has assigned to me through the power of our beloved President … I have already begun working. It’s a 9-6 p.m. job, and I have begun to learn the ropes,” Bondoc, a vocal supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, wrote in a Twitter post.
”I don’t mind people questioning the credentials of some of us appointees. I know that’s part of life. However, I would also like to say that entertainment is God’s gift to me. I know it back and forth, but I am also willing to learn much more these coming years. Natanggap na ako sa Pagcor. Sana matanggap niyo rin ako sa bago kong susubukan,” he said.
Prior to Bondoc, fellow entertainer Arnell Ignacio also confirmed his appointment to Pagcor as AVP for community relations and services.
Bondoc and Ignacio were among the celebrities who campaigned for Duterte in the elections.
The singer said he wanted to serve the industry that served him, as he vowed not to steal money from his post.
“I want to serve the next generation, hoping I can make conditions better for them … I am an honest man. If I ever take money or kickbacks and the like, come to my house and cut off my hands,” Bondoc said.
“Guys, I may or may not be the best man for this job. But it’s a done deal. Watch me use this money from ‘gaming’ and transform it into awesome shows in Pagcor, livelihood for my beloved musicians and artists, and turn money into joy. Just watch, you have my word. Watch,” he added. YG
— Jimmy Bondoc (@jimmybondoc) July 11, 2016
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