By Joseph Almer Pedrajas
About 14,000 students of the University of Caloocan City will receive P1,000 each from the local government with the extension of the enhanced community quarantine.
Mayor Oca Malapitan made the announcement on his Facebook page, referring to the financial assistance to residents whose sources of income was affected by the lockdown.
“Nauunawaan natin na karamihan sa ating mga mag-aaral sa UCC ay kabilang sa ating working group na pansamantalang nawalan ng hanapbuhay at labis din na naaapektuhan ng krisis na dulot ng pandemyang ito [We understand that most of our students in UCC beling to the working group, which has temporarily lost its source of income because of the crisis],” Malapitan said.
Malapitan assured his constituents that all students, even those non-working, would receive cash aid “as the youth is our priority.”
“Lahat ng mag-aaral natin sa UCC na naka-enrol ng ikalawang semester, S.Y. 2019-2020 ay makakatanggap ng ating cash assistance. Ito ay target natin maibigay sa susunod na linggo [All UCC students enrolled this 2nd second semester for S.Y. 2019-2020 will get cash assistance. We are targeting to distribute this next week],”