Young people of the Third District of Negros Occidental have been given the opportunity to acquire a college education through the educational assistance program of Rep. Alfredo Benitez in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education.
Karen Alanes, 17 of Mambulac, Silay City is a sophomore student taking up an education course at the Colegio de Sta. Ana in Victorias City. Rema Joy Jore, 18 of San Fernando, Talisay City is a junior college enrollee at the Colegio de San Agustin –Bacolod taking up Computer Science.
They are among the 1,431 college students from the Third District who are recipients this week of an educational grant for the second semester of school year 2011-2012 from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of Benitez, a press release from his office said.
Close to 8,000 young people have benefited from the program that Benitez implemented starting 2010 covered by P 19.4 M allocated from PDAF and CHED, the press release said.
Their checks were released Wednesday for Silay, Talisay and Murcia beneficiaries. Qualified recipients from E.B. Magalona and Victorias will receive their checks today, it added.*