Davao scholars commit to serve community in fighting dengue cases

August 2, 2010 11:43 am 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 2 – A total of 1,515 Garcia Congressional Scholars of the city’s second district has committed to serve their own respective areas to help the government in the combat of dengue fever following the call of Congresswoman Mylene Garcia to all scholars, including their parents, in cleaning their surroundings.

Garcia issued her call during the Garcia Congressional scholars general assembly held Sunday at Hizon Elementary School gym attended by scholars and their parents, University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) schools officials and city councilors of the second district.

Garcia recalled the scholarship project was started by her father, former Congressman Manuel Garcia. This was carried on by her own brother former Congressman Vincent Garcia and now among the lists of her priority projects.

“My father was an academic scholar from kindergarten until he graduated law and passed the bar. With my father, being the model, we felt the value and importance of scholarship assistance, especially in these times of crisis where parents could hardly afford to send their children to school due to poverty,” Garcia said.

She emphasized that it was President Noynoy Aquino who value the importance of the quality education in every Filipino and has committed to provide enough facilities to achieve this goal.

Garcia also commended Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile for adding P5 million out of his own budget in the pursuit of helping more underprivileged and deserving students to continue their studies.

“We are fortunate because we were able to add more scholars out of this funds that is why, at present, we were able to help more students to pursue their studies,” she further said.

She also stressed the need for unity by way of helping each other together with Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, who both has been very supportive in all endeavors benefiting the people and for the development of the city.

Saying there are lots to be done, the solon said apart from the scholarship assistance, she will focus to the other needs of residents such as livelihood, electrification, potable water facilities and shelter. tribute to former Congressman Vincent Garcia was also held

Scholars are enrolled at various courses like College of Information Technology, Engineering, Governance, Business Administration, Applied Economics, Education and Science. (PNA) FFC/RBP/lvp

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