CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga — Clark Development Corporation (CDC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Punong Barangays of San Marcelino, Zambales.
The MOA covers the provision of scholarship grants and financial assistance worth PhP980,000 to about 28 students in barangays San Isidro, Buhawen, Burgos, Consuelo Norte, Consuelo Sur, La Paz, Laoag, Linasin, Linusungan, Lucero, Nagbunga, Rabanes, San Guillermo, and Santa Fe.
In his message, CDC President and CEO Noel Manankil expressed elation over the state-owned firm’s partnership with the communities of San Marcelino, Zambales in supporting deserving students.
Manankil also shared that the Freeport may also offer career opportunities to students should they continue to excel in their studies.
“You have to take this opportunity and treasure it and make sure that you finish your courses. Kasi pag natapos kayo, there will always be an opportunity for you especially here in Clark,” he added.
The student-beneficiaries from the said barangays were the second batch of recipients who were granted assistance through the Corporate Social Responsibility educational program of CDC. Last month, 28 students from Nueva Ecija also benefitted from the same grant.
Other flagship educational programs by CDC include “Aeta Pagsasarili” which is in partnership with OB Montessori, and the CDC Excellence Award which recognizes college students who excel academically.