Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao called on the Bulakenyo students to value education that will serve as their passport to a better future.
“Keep learning and keep growing. Learn and never stop growing. Invest in yourself to invest in other people,” Pacquiao told the four thousand Bulakenyo students at the Scholars’ General Assembly at the Capitol Gymnasium here.
The senator, with Governor Daniel Fernando and Vice Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado, led the distribution of scholarship grants to students from public senior high school, state universities and colleges (SUCs) and other private schools.
Under the “Tulong Pang-Edukasyon para sa Kabataang Bulakenyo,” the scholars received PHP2,000 check each for those enrolled in public senior high schools and SUCs while PHP3,500 check each for those enrolled in private institutions.
Likewise, more than 3,000 scholarship applicants from the Bulacan Polytechnic College will be granted full tuition and miscellaneous fees for the whole school year.
Fernando said the program aims to help deserving students to finish their education and be of help not only to themselves and families but also to the province of Bulacan.
“The objective of this program is to lessen the burden of the parents in sending their children to school and also, helped the scholars to attain their goals,” he said.
The assembly is part of the week-long celebration of Singkaban Festival 2019 with the theme, “Sining at Kalinangang Bulakenyo, Dangal ng Filipino.” (PNA)
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