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Makati rewards public school honor graduates with cash, laptops

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The Makati City government this week granted cash incentives ranging from P6,000 to P10,000 to around 2,014 honor graduates of the city’s public elementary and senior high schools for school year 2018-2019.

Makati Mayor Abby Binay led the Gawad Parangal ceremony held on June 18 and 19 at the A. Venue Hotel on Makati Avenue, where she handed each honor graduate a voucher for claiming the cash incentive at the Cash Division of city hall.

Binay also raffled off 60 brand new laptops to the honor graduates.

In a speech, the mayor congratulated the honor graduates and commended their parents for their children’s achievements.

“Congratulations to our public school students who graduated with honors in the past school year! We also thank and honor their parents and guardians for having raised them well. They have helped us cultivate excellence and good character which are essential to their development as great leaders of the future,” Binay said.

Those who graduated with honors received P6,000, while those with high honors got P8,000 and those who got the highest honors received P10,000, according to City Schools Division Superintendent Rita Riddle.

The Gawad Parangal on June 18 was attended by three batches of honor graduates from the city’s public elementary and senior high schools under the supervision of the Department of Education Makati.

On June 19, all 756 honor graduates from the Higher School ng UMak, the senior high school under the auspices of the city-run University of Makati, joined the fourth and fifth batches under DepEd at the ceremony.

In all, there were 733 honor graduates in elementary and 525 in senior high school this year.

In 2018, the city awarded cash incentives to some 1,799 honor graduates from its public elementary and high schools.

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