519 students will be able to enjoy college education from universities like U.P. Diliman, U.P. Los Banos, Sacred Heart College, South Luzon State University and the like. Just last February 5, these students received scholarship grants through the initiative of Cong. Irvin Alcala, 2nd district of Quezon using the Priority Development Assistance Fund.
The students received the grants in hopes of starting or continuing their college degrees. Education is always a fruitful investment as many people would argue. And parents of these students probably could not have wished a better gift for their children. Not only will these scholarships pave the way for these students, it might as well be their key to helping their own province in their own ways.
It is not an unknown fact that the Philippines has one of the lowest college graduation rates in the world and the scholarship grants are one of the more popular ways of social and individual development for people. Governments are given the trust of the public they serve for, and with educational grants like these, governments give back to the public that trust and return the favour with due interest. Removing a social problem starts by planting new and concrete solutions that yield feasible and practical results. Education, on all platforms is a sure bet for grassroots and national development.
Social responsibility does not simply end with the handing over of grants and educational plans, rather it just begins with it. Students from Quezon can dream more of a brighter future now rather than worry for their next tuition payments. Quezon nurtures bright, young minds for the development of the province.