Tabuk City, Kalinga – Around
84 students received educational assistance from the national government through the initiative of the provincial government of Kalinga under the leadership of Governor Ferdinand B. Tubban.
Each college student received P4,000, while an amount of P3,500 was given to each high school student beneficiary. The Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) in the province, along with the governor and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Rose Marites Oyawon, handed the assistance this November 3, 2021.
Tubban explained that said Assistance in Crisis Situation was proposed as an offshoot of the League of the Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) meeting where he attended.
In response, the national government allotted a total of P10 million for those under crisis situations in the province, such as education, medical, burial, among others. Said fund was downloaded to the account of the province through SWAD.
“Gapu ti pandemya, daytoy ti maysa a wagas ti gobyerno a makatulong kadatayo. Crisis situation dagiti annak tayo, pang-tuition da, medical, burial ken dadduma nga in crisis situation ket dakkel la unay diay pagyamanan tayo ti national government,” the governor stated.
PSWDO assessed the applicants' documents and likewise conducted interviews to ensure consistency of the data provided.
The 84 recipients given today were the first batch to receive said assistance. The payout for the next batch will be on every Thursday of the week.
The application for the grant, according to Oyawon, remains open until the fund is exhausted.
Interested applicants may submit to PSWDO their enrollment assessment form or certificate of enrollment or registration, any valid identification card person to be interviewed, valid school ID or certificate of non-issuance of ID, statement of account for college students, and barangay certificate of indigency or residency.
“Uray kunatayo a bassit, adda met a ti maitulong na iti kada pamilya iti Kalinga,” Tubban stated.
One of the student-beneficiaries, Cheryl “Chie” Cortez, said the assistance is of great help, adding that, "at least man lang ket adda mausar a pang-load, pang-gatang supplies, books ken dagdag allowance piman ken dagiay agbo-board a mabenipisyaran.”
“Piya lang adda pag-nayun pag-bayad tuition dagiay nagannak nga private pagadalan annak da nang,” Cortez continued.
Follow Guru Press Cordillera on Facebook for more News and Information