Vice Governor Cris Garcia led the distribution of financial assistance to 590 board reviewees under the Iskolar ng Bataan program of the provincial government at The Bunker on Thursday. Each beneficiary received P5,000 cash.
“Hindi dapat matapos sa makapasa lamang kayo sa board o bar, maging layunin nyo rin kung paano kayo makakapagcontribute sa pagbuti ng ating lipunan”, she told the reviewees. The Vice Governor earlier said that she hopes that the program of the provincial government will inspire board reviewees to work harder and achieve more.
Board Member Jomar Gaza, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Education, joined the vice governor in the said event.
Before becoming vice governor, Garcia was the original coordinator of the Iskolar ng Bataan program launched in 2004. She now serves as adviser and regularly attends important activities of the Iskolar ng Bataan which has already benefitted 5,576 board reviewees since 2017.