High school students of Parañaque City public schools have some good news to look forward to this June — their monthly allowance.
Junior and senior public high school students will start receiving their monthly allowance of P500 or P5,000 annually starting this June 2019.
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez made the announcement on his Facebook page. He explained they have allocated as much as P300 million for this initiative which will benefit 48,000 deserving high school students.
Olivarez explained that the allowance aims to help their students cope up with their financial needs that might discourage them from attending classes. It will also help students learn money management, he said.
“Aside from free tuition fee in the city’s public high school, all high school students will be receiving cash allowance starting this school year 2019-2020. Students will now have no reason to miss school,” according to Olivarez.
Under the “special allowance” program, students from Grade 7 to 12 who go to any public school within the territorial jurisdiction of Parañaque may avail of the allowance.
(a.) students must be a resident of the City of Parañaque wherein at least one parent/guardian must be a registered voter
(b.) Parents or guardians must present a valid government ID or a Voters ID
(c.) The student must at least 80% of the total required school days per month
(d.) The student shall maintain good moral character in the school premises all the time and a passing grade in conduct.
The Department of Education (DepEd) will submit the list of qualified students to the city government.
Public information chief Mar Jimenez said that the ATM cards where the allowance will be deposited are expected to be given to the students in their respective campuses before the month of June ends.