TAGUM CITY—In his ardent desire to make the students and their parents feel that the local government is in their sides in terms of education, Mayor Allan L. Rellon continued his “Oplan Tabang Eskwela” which handed out gift certificates worth 300 pesos each that will be used in acquiring school supplies such as notebooks and pens.
At least 1, 605 students from schools located in rural barangays in the city have benefited in the program funded through the Special Education Fund.
These schools are Cabugan Elementary School (197 students), Busaon Elementary School (284 students), Liboganon Elementary School (348 students), Babangan Primary School (38 students), Bincungan Elementary School (523 students) and San Agustin Elementary School (215 students).
Mayor Rellon said this is one way of inspiring school children to do better in their studies and make them feel that the local government is doing the best it can to help them attain a better future through education.
All student-beneficiaries and their parents are fetched by the local government from their homes to Gaisano Mall where they will be spending their gift certificates.
It could be that it could be a first time for some students to visit a mall, said Mayor Rellon, which could have a positive impact on their pursuit for a better life.
“More than the gift certificates, we are instilling among our children that if they study hard, they can achieve more than going to a mall, that they can go places and that they can help their respective families,” the local chief executive said.
It can be recalled that shortly after assuming the post as mayor, he already pioneered this program with the generous help of Gaisano Mall of Tagum.
The program will be making rounds not only in rural schools but also in urban schools as well. | Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum