CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Provincial Government on Thursday, June 1, provided at least P6,597,000 in educational scholarship to 2,199 college students.
Vice Governor Dennis Pineda handed out the educational finance assistance program (EFAP) through checks worth P3,000 each.
The vice governor's office facilitated the scholarship of 834 students. At least 516 scholars are children of Nanay community workers while 83 are kin of daycare workers.
The EFAP was extended to 708 students of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University and 58 persons with disability.
They belong to the last batch of EFAP beneficiaries this 2017 semester.
"I urge you to study well. Education is your passport out of poverty. And please keep away from illegal drugs," Vice-Governor Pineda told scholars gathered in Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.
As head of the Provincial Board, Vice Governor Pineda vowed to sustain the EFAP by supporting the budget for the program.
The EFAP could only be used for tuition and other fees, books, school uniforms and supplies.
Governor Lilia Pineda began implementing the EFAP since 2010. (with PR)