City gov’t to distribute 280 tablets to indigent students on March 1

City gov’t to distribute 280 tablets to indigent students on March 1
PCUP Commissioner and Project Manager of Davao City’s Special Project Norman Baloro. (NF Photo by Lalz Ramos)

DAVAO CITY – The city government here is set to turn over 280 tablets to indigent students under its “Student Siblings Laptop Sharing Project” on March 1, an official said Friday.

Norman Baloro, the spokesperson for the project, told News Fort that the said gadgets were donated by the JV Ongpin Foundation through  the office of  Vice-Mayor Sebastian Duterte.

“We are still looking at 2,000 more to cater to the indigent students of the city,” he said.

This morning (Feb. 26), Mayor Sara Duterte received 25  laptops from J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation at Davao City Hall.

“That ( 25 laptops) will be distributed on March 12 at the People’s Park. We have already identified the recipients of the laptops,” Baloro said. 

In September last year, the city government here distributed some 300 laptops to pupils enrolled in junior and senior public high schools for their online classes under the “Student Siblings Laptop Sharing Project.”

Baloro said in order to qualify, the beneficiary should be junior or senior high school pupil from an indigent family, indigent solo parent, or living with indigent guardians; must have online and offline classes; lives in a dwelling with electricity; and, must have two or more siblings who are enrolled in schools to share the laptop.

Pupils and students already enrolled in other scholarship programs and assistance such as the Eskwela Davao, STEP scholarship, CHED-LGU Tulong Dunong Program are no longer qualified for the Laptop Sharing Project.