Tiangcos ink MOA expanding benefits to fisherfolk scholars

July 2, 2022 Edd Reyes 58 views

A DAY before switching their government post, Navotas City Mayor and now Congressman Toby Tiangco and his brother, now Mayor John Rey Tiangco, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the beneficiaries of the “NavotaAs Ulirang Pamilyang Mangingisda Scholarship Program”.

A total of nine relatives, up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, of registered fisherfolks in Navotas City, are set to receive educational assistance from the city government.

“Alam po natin na itong mangingisda natin, bagama’t napakahirap, maraming pagsubok, maraming challenges, ginagawa nilang lahat yan dahil gusto nila na makapagtapos ng pag-aaral ang kanilang mga anak kaya naisip ng pamahalaang lungsod na masuportahan ang mga mangingisda sa pagbibigay ng scholarhip sa kanilang mga pamilya,” Mayor John Rey Tiangco said in his speech.

Under the MOA, the scholars will be given P16,500 transportation and food allowance and a P1,500 book stipend per academic year.

Congressman Toby Tiangco said scholars will need to maintain their good grades, good health, and physical fitness and fulfill other undertakings such as providing services to the city government if necessary.

“Sa hirap ng buhay ngayon, talagang lahat ay ginagawa ng ating lokal na pamahalaan para makatulong sa ating mga kabababayan. Kaya doon sa mga napili na siyam na mga scholars na tatanggap ng P18,000, congratulations po sa inyong lahat. Sana itong pagpili sa inyo bilang mga scholars ay maging daan upang lalong ninyong pagbutihin ang inyong pag-aaral,” Cong. Toby said.

The city government established the NavotaAs Scholarship Program in 2011, which initially covered students who excelled academically and teachers who wanted to pursue graduate studies.

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