Angeles City students get free bags, shoes

ANGELES CITY – Students from four public schools in the city received their free bags with school supplies, T-shirts and pairs of shoes from the city government on Sept. 5.

Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin has started the distribution of items to Northville 15 Integrated School with 4,629 beneficiaries; EPZA Resettlement Elementary School (2,326); Bonifacio V. Romero High School (1,330); and Bonifacio V. Romero Senior High School (569), totaling 8,854.

The distribution in the remaining schools will follow suit.

Student-beneficiaries of the free school supplies, T-shirts, and shoes are from the 53 public schools and 76 day care centers in the city.

Para po ito sa lahat ng mag-aaral natin. Lahat po ay mabibigyan, wala po tayong pinipili. Iikot po tayo sa lahat ng public schools at day care centers para ipamigay ito,” Lazatin said. 

Vice Mayor Vicenta “Vicky” Vega-Cabigting, who assisted Mayor Lazatin during the distribution, congratulated the latter’s administration for this laudable project for young Angeleños.

Vega-Cabigting said she believes that this is the first time that any Local Chief Executive in Angeles had given free uniforms, school supplies, bags and shoes to public school students in our city. 

Walang mapapa ‘sana all’ kasi lahat mabibigyan,” she affirmed.

Vega-Cabigting also furthered this is why the Sangguniang Panglunsod is very supportive of Mayor Lazatin’s programs because he always has the city and its people in mind.

Also joining the two officials during the distribution are City Councilors Dan Lacson and JC Aguas; members of the Gender and Development Office led by Mina Cabiles, City Nutrition Office headed by Jermaine Jam Aguila, Angeles City Emergency Command Center led by Michael Lising, General Services Office headed by Evangeline Malonzo, and City Engineer Donato Dizon and staff.

Prior to the kick-off distribution in the four public schools, Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel inspected the said uniforms, shoes, and school supplies.

This initiative of Mayor Lazatin also received positive feedback from Angelenos, especially parents. The quick peek post of the said free items to be distributed garnered 3,400 reactions, 423 comments, and 819 shares at the time of writing. 

Dr. Irelyn Tamayo of DepEd Schools Division of Angeles City further expressed sincere gratitude to the Lazatin administration for always thinking of the welfare of the learners and the public schools.