June 21, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – About 1,000 students in the province are beneficiaries of the Makabasa Latta! Educational Support for Super Typhoon Egay Victims program of Sen. Imee Marcos. 

The Senator, together with Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr. and Rep. Maximo Dalog Jr., led the distribution of educational assistance to the students at the Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School covered court in this capital town on Aug. 20.

Each beneficiary received P5,000 to support their school requirements. 

Marcos emphasized education should persist despite calamities, underscoring the importance of her program Mabasa Latta for the people of Mountain Province and the country.

She highlighted the youth as not merely the future but as present leaders of their community. 

“We know that the youth are not the future, you are the youth in fact today. Today, you are already the leaders of your own community, and you must exercise that leadership,” she said. 

Local officials are grateful to the Senator for giving attention to the provinces especially during calamities. 

Bontoc Mayor Jerome B. Tudlong Jr. and Dalog cited the previous assistance given by the Senator in the municipality particularly during the April fire incident that destroyed many structures. 

Lacwasan appealed to the students to efficiently use the assistance given to them. 

Lib-ai Lin Marrero, a beneficiary student at the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, thanked Marcos and said the cash assistance will help her especially in procuring her uniforms. – Valerie Jane Taguba