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RC San Juanico delivers Dharma Drum scholarship fund to Guinsaugon scholars

Tacloban City (October 27) -- The Rotary Club of San Juanico in Tacloban City handed in to the thirty one Guinsaugon orphans the scholarship fund for the second semester, from Taiwan’s Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation.

The multi-agency task force composed of the Rotary Club of San Juanico, Tacloban Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Department of Education and the Philippine Information Agency, which has been constantly coordinating with the Dharma Drum Foundation, motored to the Municipality of San Juan, Leyte on October 26 in order to personally meet the scholars and hand in their second semester stipend amounting to P825,780.

So. Leyte governor Rosette Lerias (7th from left) and Anahawan District Hospital chief Dr. Ernesto Cahoy receive various medical equipment and supplies (background) from Rotary World Help Network of Canada thru the Rotary Club of San Juanico Tacloban. Others in photo are representatives of LGU Anahawan, hospital personnel and Rotarians from San Juanico Tacloban (Photo by Vino Cuayzon)

On hand to meet the group was Southern Leyte Governor Rosette Lerias and San Juan Vice Mayor Federico Flores, some DepEd officials and personnel and the scholars who were looking much better than when the taskforce together with Mr. Tseng Chao-Sung of the Dharma Drum Foundation handed in their first semester stipend amounting to about P825,780 in May.

The scholars were presented checks amounting to at least P24,000 and a maximum of P30,000 plus which will cover their second semester tuition fees, book allowance, uniform allowance, clothing allowance, subsistence allowance, board and lodging and other incidental expenses.

The Rotary Club of San Juanico saw to it that each of the scholars has a bank account jointly with San Juan Mayor Virgilio Mortera and St. Bernard Mayor Maria Lim as co-signatories with the scholar. This is to see to it that the scholars will be guided well in the spending of their allowance.

As a show of gratitude, the scholars rendered a song and presented leis to their benefactors. A handmaid card signed by all the scholars will be sent to the Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation.

The taskforce which presented the checks to the scholars include Rotary Club of San Juanico President Ronnie Ponferrada, Rotary District 3860 Governor Jun Almeda, Past District Governors Engineer Graciano Militante, Mayor Roque Tiu and Dr. Pablo Quianzon, RCSJ treasurer Edward de Jesus, DepEd Representative Mrs. Maria Getalado, Tacloban Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Henry Yaokasin and members and PIA Director Olive Tiu and members of the provincial and regional media. (PIA 8) [top]

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