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Educational Cash Aid Given to Nearly 1k Indigent Studes in Manila

Manila Educational Cash Aid
(second from right) Mayor Honey Lacuna, joined by (from right) Vice Mayor Yul Servo, Councilor Nino dlea Cruz and social welfare chief Re Fugoso as they listen to a student deliver a short speech at the distribution of the P5,000 educational assistance to indigent students in Manila held at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila. (JERRY S. TAN)

IN line with the celebration of the National Children’s Month, Mayor Honey Lacuna and Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto distributed Educational Assistance to nearly 1,000 public school students in Manila.

They were joined by Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) chief Re Fugoso and Councilor Niño dela Cruz, as well as the city’s social workers and child development workers as they personally handed P5,000 cash to each of the recipients in line with the city’s educational assistance program, at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila.

Those who received the said assistance comprised the third batch of indigent student beneficiaries, numbering 983 in all.

Lacuna said the educational cash aid is given to the most needy students of the city to help them with their daily expenses.

“Alam ko, hindi ito sapat pero kahit papaano ay mayroon kayong mabubunot para mabawasan kahit paano anginyong mga gastusin,” the lady mayor said.

The 983 recipients who received the cash allowance were students from Districts 1, 3,, 4, 5 and 6 and the total amount distributed was over P4.9 million. Fugoso said the recipients were indigent children enrolled in public schools both in the elementary and high school and children in need of special protection (CNSP).

“The said assistance is meant to augment family expenses for school needs such as “baon,” uniform, school supplies and shoes and materials for school projects, among others,” Fugoso added.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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