BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—At least 1,032 Grade 1 schoolers in this town received funding assistance from the local government as part of Mayor Ralph Lantion’s program for quality education.
Lantion said the assistance, sourced through the mayor’s executive budget, is designed to unburden the poor parents of schoolers in paying their children’s miscellaneous fees from various elementary schools in this town.
Although the size of the fund was not specified, “this is part of our development program to uplift the quality of education. Payment of miscellaneous fees is still a burden, especially for our poor sectors,” he said.
Lantion said the funds given by the LGU cover Red Cross Insurance, Boy Scout and Girl Scout club membership, among others.
He also said 1,000 high school students have benefited this year through the LGU’s scholarship program.
“Hopefully next year, we will level up the school assistance program for Grade 2 and beyond,” Lantion said.
The mayor said that by next year, the LGU’s Special Education Program, amounting to P9 million, will be maximized to help more poor students in the municipality.