CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – A-49 year old mother who works at the Bataan Provincial Crime Laboratory extoll the impact of the Iskolar ng Bataan program to her family and to its proponent, Bataan 2nd District Congressman Enrique T. Garcia,Jr. saying, this by far is his best legacy; for the youth to become future leaders with excellent scholastic achievements and successful professional careers in this highly competitive world.
Mrs. Teresa Pascual Refuerzo’s, only daughter Regine who graduated Cum Laude at the Bataan Polytechnic State University (BPSU), College of Nursing three years ago and another son, Mark Jester are both recipients of the Iskolar ng Bataan program.
A consistent honor student since high school, Regine once dreamt of becoming a flight stewardess. However, carried away by the success of her relatives working as medical staff in Canada and Australia and on her parents’ prodding due to high demand for nurses abroad when she finished high school, she embarked on a nursing career instead.
Mrs. Refuerzo or Tess to friends and colleagues and her husband Jess express their unequivocal gratitude to Congressman Tet Garcia and Governor Abet Garcia for instituting the Iskolar ng Bataan as an essential tool in achieving economic growth.
Regine is currently working as a medical transcriptioner in an Indian owned firm in Ortigas, Pasig City after a short stint with a government hospital, while waiting for a job opening either in Canada or Australia while Mark Jester is now locally-employed in the province.