4,645 Pampanga students get financial aid

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA – Some 4,645 students  have received P13,935,000 under the Educational Financial Assistance Program (EFAP) on Thursday, November 14.

The said program was facilitated by the Provincial Library led by Jasmine Carla Cordero, in coordination with the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO), at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, here.

According to Governor Dennis Pineda, education will always be one of the priorities of his administration.

“Still, atyu ke pamu ring Gov. Nanay, ing commitment mi kekayu hanggang mayari kayu, tuluy-tuloy ya ining educational assistance” he said.

He also encouraged them to focus on their studies and keep away from vices, such as alcohol and illegal drugs.

The students, meanwhile, expressed their gratitude to the governor for his initiative to help support their educational needs.

“Maraming-maraming salamat po. Dahil sa scholar na ito, nakapag-aral ako ng college,” said Myla Lansangan, an orthopaedic student-beneficiary from the second district.

Despite Lansangan’s disability, she still strives to finish her studies to achieve her dreams, and give back to her parents.

“Kung may pangarap, kahit may kapansanan, maaabot kapag nagpursigi,” she furthered.

Moreover, Board Member Olga Frances “Fritzie” Dizon, chairperson of the committee on education, said that the provincial government will continue to create and implement programs for the students to ensure their bright future.

Also present in the event were Board Members Pol Balingit, Benjamin Jocson, Rosve Henson, Nelson Calara, Renato Mutuc, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, and Minalin Mayor Edgardo Flores, Pampanga Mayor’s League (PML) president.