BESAO, Mountain Province – Backpacks containing some school supplies, hygiene kits, a pair of slippers and a raincoat were distributed to 63 students of Tamboan Elementary School (TEC) in Tamboan, Besao on February 3, 2020.
The sets of packages were donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in coordination and in partnership with the provincial government of Mountain Province.
TEC School Principal Joy Milan thanked the PAGCOR for donating the bags with supplies. She also thanked the provincial government for coordinating the request of the school to PAGCOR and for providing the needed transportation of the backpacks.
“These gifts will surely motivate our pupils to continue their schooling and will save their parents a money in buying school supplies for their children,” Principal Milan said.
Gov. Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. led the turnover of the backpacks to the students of the remote school, assisted by District II Board Member Henry D. Bastian, Jr. and barangay officials.
According to the governor, the provincial government is steadfast in its effort in continuously forging partnerships to help uplift the living conditions of the province’s constituents.
“One of the major thrusts of our social policy revolves around education so we continue to find ways and means to help our children. We thank the PAGCOR for including Mountain Province as one of their priority lists and we are looking forward to continue our partnership to help our people,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, in a separate occasion, two wheelchairs as assistive devices from the office of Senator Bong Go were also recently turned over to two PWDs from Bontoc. The requests of the PWDs were coursed thru the office of Governor Lacwasan, and were subsequently approved by the senator.
“The provincial government will continuously tap and readily partner with benevolent organizations to usher assistance to our people, especially the needy and those in the countryside,” Lacwasan said.
By Erwin S. Batnag