BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Plans are underway for Bataan to become a pilot area in the country of a gigantic project on education, 2nd District Rep. Enrique “Tet” Garcia announced Tuesday.
“It will be pilot-tested in Bataan for two years where preschool and elementary public school children will be provided with free transportation to and from school and free three meals a day,” the congressman said.
Garcia said that all public preschools and elementary schools in the 11 towns and one city of the Province will have kitchenette each to give children free breakfast, lunch and dinner during school days.
“Wala na ring problema ang mga magulang sa pamasahe sapagka’t may mga sasakyan na hatid-sundo sa mga bata,” he said.
Programs focused on education are not new to Garcia who, with son Gov. Albert Garcia, for years has been allocating funds for college scholarship to at least 12,000 students every year.
The city government of Balanga under Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III has also followed suit in implementing the scholarship program. Even teachers in the province are given the chance to pursue their masteral degrees in education under Garcia’s scholarship grant.
“Ang pangarap natin ay ang makitang makatapos ng pag-aaral ang lahat ng mga bata sa Bataan,” Congressman Garcia said.