Lazatin, represented by Vice Mayor Pros Lagman, extended educational assistance to at least 53 Aeta students from the district. Some 1,600 students had benefited from the project of Lazatin.
The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) assisted Lazatin in his “priority” project, said congressional chief of staff IC Calaguas.
Lagman led the distribution of educational assistance and was assisted by Lydia Sunggod, NCIP Pampanga chief.
“With Lazatin as our solon, the students especially the poor ones will definitely have a great opportunity to learn,” said Lagman.
The benificieries were from Mabalacat Technical High School, Madapdap Resettlement High School, Sapang Bato High School in Angeles City, Angeles University Foundation, Asian Instituteof Technology, Holy Angel University, Mary the Queen Academy and Mabalacat College.
Lazatin, who won his second Most Outstanding Congressman award last year, said that education is one of his priorities since he first became congressman in 1987. He also served as three-term Angeles City mayor.
“We must prioritize education to help eradicate poverty,” Lazatin said.
Lazatin also lauded the NCIP for assisting his office in the implementation of the program.