Picture2Eight graduates of the Expanded Student’s Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO1) are now Licensed Teachers based on the result of the Licensure Examination for Teachers held September 2015.

From this number, four are from the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in Ilocos Norte, three Picture3from the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Ilocos Sur, and one from the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) in La Union.

The passers are as follows: (Ilocos Norte) Elvis S. Baoayan, Banna; Jansen Mae Cabrales, Bacarra; Xyleth F. Ramos, Banna; Chato T.Tomas, Solsona; (Ilocos Sur) Juvelyn C. Apuado, Cabugao; Jaysel G. Gascon, Magsingal; Noralyn G. Riotita, Caoayan; and (La Union) Brianna Jessille R.  Nones, Luna. (Photos: Top to Bottom, Left to Right)

Picture4The ESGP-PA aims to address poverty alleviation by increasing the number of graduates in higher education among poor households and let these graduates be employed in high-value added occupations to lift their families out of poverty at the same time contribute to national development.

ESGP-PA prioritizes deserving Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who excel academically as a support to pursue and finish education in preparation for a stable job in the future. (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Information Officer II/Pantawid Pamilya with reports from Arlem Kenneth R. Areola, ESGP-PA Focal)