Lazatin to students: Grab opportunities-A A +A
Saturday, March 23, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Councilor Jimmy Lazatin urged Saturday the graduating high school students here to grab educational opportunities, get out of poverty, and secure a better future.
Lazatin, who chairs the City Council’s Committee on Education, has been doing his rounds of city schools as guest and speaker in commencement rites, where he pushes for education as the prime avenue in poverty alleviation.
“I share my vision to all of you that education is the key to poverty alleviation. I have always believed that education leads to a better future as it will land you good jobs and create peaceful communities like what is happening in the City of San Fernando,” he said.
Lazatin told Sun.Star Pampanga it is precisely that vision and agenda that pushed him to enact laws and support the city’s agenda on education.
“Recently, we moved for the approval of five more integrated schools in the city so we can bring education closer to the youth, especially the marginalized. I am also continuously looking for PPPs or public-private partnerships in the likes of what we forged with Aboitiz Power and SM Malls for our Adopt-A-School projects,” he said.
The rounds made by Lazatin in the city schools were in line with this year’s theme “Building the Nation’s Future Leaders Through the K-12 Basic Education Program.”
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 24, 2013.