(SPOT.ph) Here's something you could tell your pamangkins the next time they whine about schoolwork: You might actually get some cash as a student, and you won't even have to wait until you get a job. Pasig City has just passed a resolution approving cash grants to top elementary and secondary level students in all public schools.
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto posted on Twitter a pic of him and what looks to be the official resolution. Based on our supreme zooming skills, the document states that the grant was approved in time for the "2019 to 2020 commencement exercises," so no word on whether this is a forever thing.
Grants for elementary school students go from P500 for those with honors, P1,000 for those with high honors, and P1,500 for those with the highest honors. High school students with honors will get P1,000, while those with high honors get P2,000, and top honor-roll kids will receive P3,000. These incentives are part of the local administration's drive "to help young Pasigueños to achieve their educational goals."
While we can already hear Pasig City kids squealing in delight, students over at San Juan City and Navotas City also enjoy similar perks. San Juan City gives cash grants from P5,000 to P10,000 to graduating honor-roll students, according to a report by the Daily Tribune. Meanwhile, all fresh graduates in Navotas City, from elementary to college, also get a bit of cash from the local government.
Main image from Iloilo Wanderer/Wikimedia Commons
this strange new world.