Liga chief distributes P250,000 educational grants-A A +A
Friday, January 11, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Liga ng mga Barangay-Pampanga Chapter president and ex-officio Board Member Melchor Pingol distributed Friday a total of P250,000 in educational assistance to 100 students coming from the 505 barangays of the province.
The grants -- P2,500 each per student -- is intended to augment the school expenses of the recipients this second semester of school year 2012.
The number of beneficiaries was recently upped by Governor Lilia Pineda from 50 per board member to 100 as requested by the lawmakers, since many indigent students desire to finish their tertiary students in colleges and universities of their choice.
Under Pingol's wing, several students have graduated last year, with about seven more bound to receive their diplomas in March 2013. Many are in their second and third year of studies under Capitol's educational assistance program.
Pingol, who was assisted by Board Member Nestor Tolentino (fourth district), told the recipients to continue excelling in their studies.
“All that we ask from you in return is to study hard so that others after you will get the same opportunity and inspiration. Let us also thank our beloved Governor Nanay Baby Pineda who has always been supportive of Capitol's educational assistance program. Rest assured our other lawmakers are here to help you in your needs," he said.
The same was echoed by Tolentino, who disclosed that more slots have been allocated for poor but bright students, particularly in the fourth district towns of Apalit, Sto. Tomas, Minalin, Macabebe, Masantol, San Simon and San Luis.
"We are looking for about 4,000 beneficiaries of education grants in the fourth district alone, courtesy of yours truly, Congresswoman Anna York Bondoc-Sagum and her brother Rimpy. We want to give everyone a chance, like what Governor Lilia Pineda does to finish their studies and help others in the future. Like what Board Member Mel has said, all we ask from you is to study hard and make good of this opportunity," said Tolentino.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 12, 2013.