CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda vowed to assist in the employment of the country’s first Aeta who passed the board examination for Bachelor of Science in Criminology.
This was gleaned from the Governor’s talk with the three Aeta Capitol scholars who recently passed their respective board examinations last 2022.
“Dahil sa tulong ng provincial government, natulungan natin silang mag-aral. Masaya po tayo dahil nakita natin ang mga batang ito na talagang nagsumikap para makatapos ng pag-aaral. Hindi po rito natatapos ang pagtulong natin sa kanila, dahil tutulungan din po natin silang makahanap ng trabaho,” said Governor Delta
Dexter Valenton, the first Aeta to pass the BS Criminology board examination in the country, was still in ‘awe’ as he admitted that he did not expect to receive a ‘full-blown’ recognition, for he was only aiming to pass the said licensure examination.
He said his achievement would not have been possible if it was not for the help of the Provincial Government of Pampanga, especially Governor Delta.
“Sobra po ang pasasalamat ko kay Governor Delta, kasi unang-una, siya ang sumagot sa tuition fee ko mula first year hanggang fourth year, ang laking tulong no’n para makapagtapos ako ng pag-aaral. Bukod sa tuition fee, sinagot din niya ang gastusin sa tinitirhan kong dormitoryo. Mayroon din akong natatanggap na food assistance galing sa Kapitolyo,”said Valenton.
During the meeting, Governor Delta endorsed Valenton to PLTCOL. Michael Masangkay.
“Siya po ay magpu-pulis, papaalalayan po natin siya sa PNP,” said the governor.
Aside from Valenton, a native of Floridablanca town, two (2) more Aetas from Mabalacat City were recognized for passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), namely Joannaliza Vergara, BS in Elementary Education; and Myla Sevilla, BS in Secondary Education.