The Municipality of Paluan, Occidental Mindoro has realigned a budget amounting to P1,000,000 originally intended for Cultural Activities to its Scholarship Program to help and provide students with educational assistance.
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Based on a Resolution approved by the Sangguniang, Mayor Michael Pangilinan wrote a letter dated November 18, 2021 requesting the latter ‘to adopt a Resolution realigning the amount of One Million Pesos appropriated for Cultural Activities under Supplemental Budget No. 01 CY 2020 to Scholarship Program as measure in attaining a quality education’.
The Sangguniang Bayan led by Vice Mayor Michael Diaz acted swiftly by approving a Resolution to that effect on November 23, 2021 as per motions made by Hon. Elorde Marasigan and Hon. Cherry San Agustin, with all members in agreement as evidenced by their signature on said Resolution.
Accordingly, the Sangguniang Bayan of Paluan is said to be ‘committed unceasing educational services to support the constituents who are affected by pandemic caused by Covid-19’.
As of December 4 last year, Hon. Cherry San Agustin has posted on her Facebook page ‘Serbisyong Cherry San Agustin’ photos showing the distribution of scholarship grant to 117 ‘Scholar Ng Bayan’ for their online class internet connection.
Another distribution was made last January 26 benefitting sixty-eight (68) Grade 12 students which was personally give by Mayor Michael Pangilinan, together with SB members Cherry San Agustin, Ricky De Roa, Chippy Pangilinan, and Jun Torreliza. A few more students received assistance as well the following day, January 27, also with the presence of SB members Cherry San Agustin , Ricky Delara De Roa , Chippy Pangilinan , Vladymir Gaupo, Jhun Torreliza.
MAYOR CARL MICHAEL PANGILINAN at dinaluhan ng sanguniang bayan members HON. Cherry San Agustim, Hon. Ricky De Roa, Hon. Chippy Pangilinan at Hon. Jun Torreliza
As per LGU’s list, a total of one hundred seventy-nine (179) students were handed educational assistance.
Meanwhile, in a post by netizen Katherine Santos, she thanked the proponents of the above-mentioned Resolution and expressed optimism that said funds will not be used for dirty politics. While others shared her sentiments, some hope that it will benefit students who need it the most.