PCSO Medical Transport Vehicle (MTV) Donation Program

The PCSO Medical Transport Vehicle (MTV) Donation Program stands as a significant initiative aimed at enhancing healthcare accessibility across the Philippines, especially in areas grappling with geographical isolation, conflict aftermath, and vulnerability. At its core, the program is designed to provide Local Government Units (LGUs) with medical transport vehicles, essential for ensuring that patients can reach healthcare facilities in a timely and safe manner. These vehicles, while not as technologically advanced as ambulances, are critical in connecting remote communities with necessary healthcare services, acting as lifelines where they are most needed.

Targeted primarily at LGUs situated in conflict-stricken zones, vulnerable communities, and geographically isolated or disadvantaged areas, the program outlines specific eligibility criteria and requirements to ensure that the support reaches those in genuine need. Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive set of documents, including a formal letter request, a detailed beneficiary profile, and resolutions from local governing bodies, among others. These steps are part of a structured application process aimed at equipping LGUs with the means to significantly improve their local healthcare delivery services. Through the donation of these medical transport vehicles, the MTV Donation Program not only promises to bridge the gap in healthcare access but also to empower communities, promote health equity, and foster a more resilient healthcare infrastructure across the nation.

MTV Program
Credits: Mayor Elmer Cerdeña Untaran / Facebook

What is the MTV Donation Program?

The MTV Donation Program is designed to equip Local Government Units (LGUs) with medical transport vehicles. These vehicles are pivotal in ensuring that patients in conflict-affected, vulnerable, and geographically isolated areas can access healthcare facilities in a timely and safe manner. Though not as sophisticated as ambulances, these MTVs serve as critical lifelines, bridging the gap between remote communities and healthcare services.

Significance of the Program

The Medical Transport Vehicle (MTV) Donation Program plays a crucial role in bridging the gap in healthcare access, particularly in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIAs) of the Philippines. By aiming to provide every local government unit (LGU) with at least one patient transport vehicle (PTV), the program addresses a key challenge highlighted in Republic Act No. 11223, also known as the “Universal Health Care (UHC) Act”, which emphasizes equitable access to essential health services. Statistics from the Department of Health reveal that GIAs often have limited transportation infrastructure, making it difficult for residents to reach healthcare facilities. The agency’s initiative directly impacts these communities by offering a lifeline for timely medical care, potentially saving lives and improving overall health outcomes.

Legal Basis

The program stands on a solid legal foundation, aligning with the PCSO’s mandate to provide health and welfare assistance across the country. It is part of the broader mission of the agency to utilize its resources for the betterment of the Filipino people, especially those in marginalized communities.


The benefits of the MTV Donation Program are far-reaching:

  • Enhanced Medical Accessibility: It drastically reduces the travel time for emergency and regular medical services.
  • Community Empowerment: By equipping LGUs with MTVs, communities are better prepared to handle health crises.
  • Promotion of Health Equity: It addresses the disparity in healthcare access between urban and remote areas.

Eligibility / Qualifications

Priority is given to LGUs that are:

  • Located in conflict-stricken zones.
  • Considered vulnerable communities.
  • Geographically isolated.
  • Classified as disadvantaged areas.


Eligible LGUs must submit the following:

  • Letter Request: Addressed to the PCSO Chairperson or General Manager, signed by the Head of Office or an official contact person.
  • Beneficiary Profile: Including political, economic, demographic, and topographical information, among others.
  • Sangguniang Resolution: Authorizing the Local Chief Executive to sign the Deed of Donation.
  • Certification from the Local Budget Officer: Confirming the availability of funds for the necessary training, registration, insurance, maintenance, and operation of the MTV.

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Gather Required Documents: Ensure all documentation, including the letter request, beneficiary profile, and resolution, is prepared.
  2. Submit to PCSO: Forward all documents to the PCSO’s Charity Assistance Department. Contact details can be found on their official website.

Recent Updates

Mayor Elmer Untaran Brings Home Donated Patient Transport Vehicle for San Jose de Buenavista

Mayor Elmer Untaran has successfully secured a Patient Transport Vehicle through the Medical Transport Vehicle Donation Program, benefiting the residents of San Jose de Buenavista. This vehicle will greatly assist in providing timely and efficient medical transportation during emergencies, ensuring the well-being of the community.

PCSO donates patient transport vehicle to Bato Maternity and Children’s Hospital in Catanduanes 

Governor Joseph Boboy Cua personally visited the PCSO office in Mandaluyong City on February 26, 2024, for the turnover of the ambulance and signing of the Deed of Donation. The donation is part of PCSO’s Medical Transport Vehicle Donation Program (MTVDP), and the governor expressed gratitude to PCSO General Manager Melquiadas A. Robles and the agency’s leadership for granting the local government’s request for the PTV in the province’s hospitals.

Turnover Ceremony of Patient Transport Vehicle (PTV) Marks a Milestone in Community Support

On February 21, 2024, at 1:30 PM, the PCSO Ground Floor Lobby in Mandaluyong City witnessed the momentous turnover ceremony of a Patient Transport Vehicle (PTV) donated under the Medical Transport Vehicle Donation Program (MTVDP). The community expresses gratitude for this valuable donation, anticipating its positive impact on healthcare accessibility and patient care.

PCSO Distributes 114 Patient Transport Vehicles to LGUs and Public Hospitals

In December of last year, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office distributed Patient Transport Vehicles (PTVs) to 114 Local Government Units (LGUs) and public hospitals across the country. This initiative falls under the PCSO’s Medical Transport Vehicle (MTV) Donation Program and was led by PCSO General Manager Melquiades A. Robles and other officials.


Video: PCSO, namahagi ng 50 patient transport vehicles sa 50 LGUs sa bansa

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has provided 50 patient transport vehicles to 50 local government units (LGUs) across the country. This initiative aims to improve the accessibility and efficiency of healthcare services, particularly in remote areas, by ensuring the safe and timely transportation of patients to medical facilities.



The MTV Donation Program is more than just a charity initiative; it’s a critical infrastructure project that saves lives by ensuring healthcare accessibility for the most vulnerable sectors of society. By understanding the program’s framework, benefits, and application process, LGUs can tap into this valuable resource, fostering a healthier, more resilient Philippines.

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