So distributes financial assistance to schools in Villasis
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- Abono Partylist Chair Rosendo O. So, a businessman and a philanthropist, again handed over financial assistance to five public schools in this town – Bacag East Elementary School, Bacag West Elementary School, Tombod Integrated School, Lapaz Elementary School and Lepanto Elementary School last December 1 and 2.
So distributed a total of P561,446 financial assistance to Lapaz (P78,000), Lepanto-(P32,000) Bacag West (P121,542), Bacag East (P85,224) and Tombod (P244,680).
The amount would be used for the contributions of schoolchildren on periodic examinations, BSP/GSP, Red Cross, Mental Health, United Way, PTA revolving fund, magazines (ALAMATH and KALIKASAN) and kindergarten books.
“My family has been doing this for 15 years already to help the parents in their school expenses. There will be no reasons for the school children not to complete their studies and for parents and teachers not to look after the educational needs of the children,” So said.
So also said the financial assistance came from his personal funds as his commitment to the family’s “Adopt-a-School Program.”
Joining him on the distribution last December 1 were gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco, Board Member Clemente “Nino” Arboleda Jr., Board Member aspirant Chinky Perez-Tababa, Mayor Libradita Go-Abrenica, Abono Partylist President Librada “Leny” Flores and Councilor Centenielo Ramon Costales Jr.
In his message to the parents, teachers and pupils, Cojuangco lauded the personal crusade of So in providing assistance to schools and urged them to make use of the funds to where they are supposed to be spent.
“I congratulate Sendong (So) for this kind of commitment. He is one of a kind and I hope he will be blessed more by the Lord including his family to continue this kind of crusade,” Cojuangco said.
Cojuangco also took time to explain to the audience his gubernatorial aspiration in 2016 elections where he outlined some of his advocacies in improving the lives of the Pangasinenses.
He also encouraged the parents and teachers to support the aspirations of Board Member Arboleda and Board member aspirant Perez-Tababa in 2016 elections who he said will be his strong allies in the Provincial Board should he win the governorship.
Mayor Abrenica thanked So for his humanitarian endeavors and asked him to continue helping the constituents of the town.
In Lapaz, Lepanto and Maburac on December 2, So was joined by vice gubernatorial aspirant Mar Roy Q. Macanlalay with Mayor Abrenica , Abono Partylist President Flores, Board Member Arboleda, Board Member aspirant Perez-Tababa and Councilor Costales.
Macanlalay, who also lauded So on his humanitarian activities, urged the communities to support the gubernatorial bid of Cojuangco, his aspiration as vice governor and that of Arboleda and Perez-Tababa.
A one-unit classroom in Maburac Elementary School was also inaugurated, which was donated by the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FCCCII) through Abono Partylist Chair So.
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