ZPPSU scholars, alumni receive government’s financial aids

ZPPSU scholars, alumni receive government’s financial aids

Over 1,400 beneficiaries from the Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University received educational financial aids from the Assistance in Crisis Situations (AICS) and KALAHI CIDSS – Cash for Work (CFW) Program during the recent payout held at the university gymnasium.

The payout was a collaborative effort of the ZPPSU Career Services and Public Employment Service Office headed by Prof. Anna Maria Gomez and ZPPSU Scholarship Office led by Assistant Prof. Lilia P. Remoto, who have worked hard to identify in need students and graduates for scholarship and professional work experience respectively.

The distributions were personally led by Senator Imee Romualdez Marcos together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) headed by Regional Director Riduan P. Hadjimuddin, where 1,000 AICS scholar grantees get 5,000 pesos each and 401 CFW alumni, took 6,000 pesos each.

Sen. Marcos emphasized that the AICS payout aims to help and recover students from unforeseen crises such as illness and death of family, among others.

Further, the Cash for Work of the DSWD Kalahi Program initiative provides recent ZPPSU graduates the oportunities as they transition into the next phase of their lives as professionals.

ZPPSU President Dr. Nelson P. Cabral expressed deep gratitude to Senator Marcos and the national government for giving numerous opportunities to the university community.

Zamboanga City luminaries were also present in the event to include Mayor John M. Dalipe, Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja, 1st District Congressman Hon. Khymer Adan Olaso, as well as ZPPSU core officials, other faculty members, and students.

The welfare of all Filipino communities during challenging times is the top priority of Senator Imee Marcos.


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