MANILA, Philippines — Beneficiaries of the “FPJ Panday Bayanihan Iskolar ng Bayan will be receiving financial aid through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
“I would like to congratulate you for being a part of the FPJ Panday Bayanihan Iskolar ng Bayan,” announced Senator Grace Poe in a Facebook live broadcast.
The senator shared the program through her live broadcast and explained how they came up with the initiative.
“Bakit namin sinimulan ang FPJ Panday Bayanihan Iskolar ng Bayan program? Alam mo si FPJ hindi nakapagtapos ng college dahil namatay ang tatay niya noong 12 o 13 taong gulang lamang siya. Kinailangan niyang magtrabaho para suportahan ang pamilya. Alam niya na hindi madali. Kaya, in memory of FPJ, itinatag natin itong scholarship.”senator grace poe
Scholars from various parts of the country were chosen and will receive Php 5,000 donation from the FPJ Panday Bayanihan Foundation through DSWD’s partnership.
The activity was led by Brian Poe Llamanzares, chairman of FPJ Panday Bayanihan Foundation and Chief of Staff of Senator Grace Poe.
Students who were selected to receive the donation expressed their gratitude to the foundation.
“Napakahalaga po nito kasi lalo na panahon ng pandemya ay maraming mga bata ang tumigil sa pag-aaral. Grateful po ako dahil may opportunity na ganito na pumasok na matulungan ako na maipagpatuloy at matapos ko ang pag-aaral,” commented one of the beneficiaries.
“Yung father ko nawalan ng work at yung mother ko po OFW pero yung remittances nahinto so I need to make ways para makapagpatuloy ng pag-aaral, naghanap po ako ng alternatibo at nakita ko po sa Facebook ‘yung post ni Sen. Grace Poe.”