Jimmy Bondoc defends his appointment to PAGCOR

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Singer-songwriter Jimmy Bondoc has been appointed assistant vice president of PAGCOR

Responding to people criticizing his appointment as assistant vice president (AVP) for entertainment of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), singer-songwriter Jimmy Bondoc defended his qualifications for the job through a lengthy post on his Facebook account.

His appointment comes shortly after stand-up comedian Arnell Ignacio was designated as AVP for the Community Relations and Services Department of the gaming agency. Bondoc and Ignacio were among the celebrities that campaigned for President Rodrigo Duterte.

In his post, Bondoc cited the education he obtained under the Ateneo de Manila University as his top credential, pointing out that he studied there from preschool until college.

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Singer-songwriter Jimmy Bondoc has been appointed assistant vice president of PAGCOR

“Communication was my choice because I have always been arts-oriented. But truth be told, it was also because it had a lighter curriculum than my first course which was BMH (business management honors). I was in the honors’ class from grade school to high school, so pride urged me to choose BMH first, to continue being challenged academically,” Bondoc wrote.

“But the heart wants what it wants. After a year of trying to balance this math-heavy course and singing semi-professionally and producing mini-concerts, I had to choose. That choice defined who I am today. I am, and will always be, an entertainer,” he further explained. Bondoc gained fame during the mid-2000s with hits like “Let Me Be The One” and “I Believe.”

Bondoc then wrote that whether he is the best man for the job or not, his appointment has already been approved by the PAGCOR board. He expressed his commitment to serve the entertainment industry through his new position and that he will never be a corrupt public servant.

“I am here to serve. This industry has served me. I want to serve the next generation, hoping I can make conditions better for them,” he said, declaring himself as an honest man. “Money has never blinded me… If I ever take money or kickbacks and the like, come to my house and cut off my hands,” he dared the public.

Turning to his fans, the acoustic singer said that he will continue making music although he cannot do shows anymore unless it is not paid because of the legal prohibition on double compensation among government employees. “This is the hardest part of this new job. But at least, I can still sing for free!” he said.

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1 Comment on Jimmy Bondoc defends his appointment to PAGCOR

  1. Scam is Change! Next in line: Bayani Agbayani, Robin Padilla, Dennis Padilla at ang Pamabansang Pu** ng Pilipinas..
    Goodluck Bayan kong Mahal!

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