The Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC) led by Col. Regidor M. Dela Cruz (RET), chairperson of the PAFCPIC Scholarship Committee, turned over 85 units of Lenovo tab M8 to Tarlac State University for its chosen scholars earlier today (November 19) at the TSU Lucinda Campus.
These tablets will serve as an additional benefit for each PAFCPIC scholar.
Through the efforts of the Student Affairs and Services’ Scholarship Unit and International, Differently-Abled, Indigenous and Marginalized Student Services, 85 students from the marginalized sector (indigents, PWDs, and indigenous peoples) will be given living allowance, book and material allowance, and other incentives.
According to Col. Dela Cruz, their cooperative looked for schools and universities online who are accommodating students from vulnerable sectors and has an established scholarship office.
“Sa mga tinawagan natin and pinadalhan ng email, isa po sila [TSU] sa mabilis na nagrespond… May mga info po sila about sa target scholars natin. And also, [TSU] po ay state university wherein mas madami po talaga tayong matutulungan na talagang deserving students,” he said.
In response, TSU president Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the colonel and the PAFCPIC Satellite Office Tarlac.
“On behalf of Tarlac State University, we feel so blessed with your generosity and kindness. And, we are happy that there will be 85 students who will be assisted because of your assistance to us. Mabuhay po kayo!,” she said.
Last November 9, TSU and PAFCPIC had a virtual memorandum of agreement signing along with a short program with TSU executives, Student Affairs and Services, and some of the would-be scholars.
PAFCPIC is a multi-awarded cooperative offering financial services through deposits and loans to its members serving in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. This scholarship program is part of their initiative to reach out to different communities as part of their Community Development Program.