The Taguig City government on Tuesday started the distribution of school packages to students, including those from the EMBO barangays.
The city government said that Taguigue?o students would receive a school package consisting of bag, daily and PE uniforms, socks, black shoes, rubber shoes, and complete set of basic school supplies.
Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano led the distribution of school supplies to students of Pitogo High School and Upper Bicutan Elementary School.
“More than the material things na itu-turn over, ang presence po natin ngayon ay testament sa kahandaan nating lahat to really support our learners, to really support their dreams and aspirations in life, and to do our best to show them that we are ready to cooperate–handa tayong magkaisa pag ang pinag-usapan ay ang kanilang future,” Cayetano said in a press release.
Meanwhile, daycare and kindergarten students will receive additional items such as emergency contact cards, and health kit containing bag, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand towel, and alcohol spray.
For her part, Pitogo High School administrative officer Dr. Mary Rose Roque highlighted the importance of the turnover of school supplies.
“The act of receiving these supplies signifies the transition of one phase to another, a transition that is marked by anticipation, enthusiasm, and a sense of readiness, to explore the uncharted territories of knowledge. Therefore equipping our very own students the means to express themselves and flourish,” Roque said.
Aside from the school supplies, the city government will also offer scholarships not only to senior high school graduates, but to all qualified residents of the city’s ten new barangays and those reviewing for licensure examinations and taking post graduate studies.
It was dubbed as the Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-need (LANI) Scholarship Program for students in EMBO barangays.
Those who could avail scholarships are as follows:
High school graduates with or without honors can apply and receive P15,000 up to P50,000 per year; Those who will be studying in premier colleges and universities, or will be taking priority courses as identified by DOST can receive P40,000 to P50,000 yearly; Those who will pursue technical and vocational courses will receive P15,000 each year; and Those who are reviewing for the board and bar exams may receive a one-time assistance of P15,000 to P20,000 plus an additional P50,000 if they land in the Top 10.
–Anna Felicia Bajo/AOL, GMA Integrated News