Educational Assistance for Manila’s Youth

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300 student-beneficiaries from Manila’s 5th & 6th Districts recently received their P5,000.00 individual grants from the local government’s Educational Assistance Program in simple ceremonies at CIty Hall. In his brief remarks during the event, Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada reminded the students to be disciplined and dedicated in their studies as they would one day be leaders themselves. In lower photo, one of the students blesses the hand of Mayor Erap in a sign of respect as his smiling mother looks on (Photos by Joel Santos)