2012, August 07
‘Iskolar ni Manang Imee’ continues to assist poor students
San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte – Ilocos Norte Gov. Ma. Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos is showing her seriousness in prioritizing education as part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as a total of 893 underprivileged elementary and high school students were given stipends under the “Iskolar ni Manang Imee” program in this town on August 7, 2012.
Ms. Marcos personally handed the stipend to the students with to encourage parents to let their children finish schooling and achieve the Millennium Development Goals on education assistance.
Each elementary student received a one-time P250 cash incentive while high school students received P450 for their miscellaneous expenses.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Office under the Office of the Governor identified the students who need financial assistance in order to pay for miscellaneous school fees.
The “Iskolar ni Manang Imee” is an initiative of the governor that gives cash grants to poor but deserving students.
Thousands of elementary, high school, and college students are sent to school for free in Ilocos Norte in an effort to achieve the “free education for all” goal of the provincial government.