AN EDUCATION student belonging to a poor family in Capas town, Tarlac province has sought the help of Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan to get a new laptop for her online classes.
Erica Gracia personally wrote the mayor a letter explaining the economic status of their family.
She said her father used to work as a construction worker while her mother is a house help.
The student told Catacutan that her old phone is no longer reliable.
"Nahihirapan po kasi akong mag-online class dahil sa aking phone. Kailangan po kasi ng bawat oras o minuto ay hindi nakatanggal sa pagkaka-charge," she said.
Gracia said she needs to use Zoom and Google Meet applications but her phone is not compatible.
The student added she has to borrow gadgets from her cousins and schoolmates just to submit her requirements.
"Minsan ay pinilit kong gamitin ang aking phone kaso nahila ko sa pagkaka-charge at dahil dun hindi po ako nakapagsubmit," she said.
Catacutan immediately acquired a brand new laptop and donated it to Gracia.
The mayor stressed the need to support programs on education especially the scholarship of students belonging to poor families.
Catacutan recently distributed educational assistance to some 76 poor but deserving students of Capas town.