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PIA Press Release
2006/10/27

Gov. Lerias exhorts Guinsaugon scholars to do well in gratitude to benefactors

Tacloban City (October 27) -- Southern Leyte Governor Rosette Lerias exhorted the Guinsaugon orphans to be good and to study well as this is the best way of thanking their benefactors, the members of the Dharma Drum Foundation, the Rotary Club of San Juanico, the Tacloban Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the other faceless people who are helping them to be able to cope with their tragedy.

The exhortation was made during the distribution of the second year stipends to the 31Guinsaugon orphans who are now scholars of the Dharma Drum Foundation through the Rotary Club of San Juanico, held on October 26 at the municipality of San Juan , Southern Leyte Auditorium.

Governor Lerias said that the help, concern and the precious time being spent for the sake of the Guinsaugon orphan scholars, are products of good and sincere hearts.

The scholars by studying hard and doing well, can show their gratitude to their benefactors who have taken upon themselves to see to it that these scholars will be able to face the future with confidence and determination, Governor Lerias said.

Helping the scholars is not the obligation and responsibility of the Dharma Drum Foundation and the other benefactors, Governor Lerias stressed. But because these benefactors care, irregardless of race or color or distance, they took it upon themselves to help the Guinsaugon orphans.

Governor Lerias said that the Guisaugon scholars are lucky because God gave them their benefactors to help them tide their way through their studies. Other orphans are not as lucky.

She also encouraged them to help fulfill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s thrust of raising the standard of the educational system by striving for academic excellence couple with exemplary values.

Governor Lerias told the scholars that they hold the future in their hands. God has given them good benefactors to help them, it is now up to them to make use of the help being extended to them to the fullest so that the benefactors will know that they made the right decision by helping the scholars. (PIA 8) [top]

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