P’que students to still get monthly allowance

May 31, 2022 Edd Reyes 410 views

PARANAQUE City Mayor-elect Eric Olivarez vowed on Tuesday that grade school pupils and high school students will continue to received their monthly allowance starting this school year.

Olivarez made the assurance during the recent distribution of college educational financial assistance, a successful program of his brother and newly-elected 1st District Rep. Edwin Olivarez, for the past six years.

“Under my administration, we will continue this program to fully assist all students in Parañaque City, “said the younger Olivarez, who is a professor in graduate school education at the De La Salle University, Manila.

He noted that elementary ang high school students will receive this month their P500 monthly financial assistance through their automated teller machines (ATMs) for school year 2022-23.

Covered under the “special allowance” program are students from Grade one to six and junior to senior high school students enrolled in public schools within the territorial jurisdiction of Parañaque and those listed in the Department of Education (DepEd) roster.

Olivarez, who manages the family-owned Olivarez College in Paranaque and Laguna, also said that his administration “will continue to expand and find other ways to continue to meet the needs of students throughout the city.”

Meanwhile, the newly-elected mayor also promised to add more college scholars enrolled in private and public colleges and universities in the city within the next three years of his administration.

Because of the present dramatic increases in tuition and fees in private schools, Olivarez added that he will introduce new programs to fully help all college students in the city.