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Organization holds gaming event for a cause

John Carlos A. Plata

THE SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY GEEK CULTURE SOCIETY (SUGCS) held its second annual gaming event entitled “Gaming for a Cause” last Nov. 28 at the American Resource Learning Center of Silliman University Library.

Jhudiel Plando, president of SUGCS, said, “This event started last year when we wanted to celebrate gaming. We thought, ‘Why not have a gaming event [that] would have to benefit an organization? Why not the Red Cross?’”

SUGCS raised funds during the event using a “winner stays, loser pays” basis, where players can join for free, but have to pay an amount if they lose. “We’d like to stay true to the arcade style [of gaming],” Plando said.

A portion of the proceeds gathered by SUGCS will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross.

Gaming consoles like PS3, PS4 and Wii U were used in the event.

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