Lazatin said he had also released P1.5 million to help provide skills training and education to some 250 residents of this city, Mabalacat and Magalang.
“This is one way of helping people fight poverty and unemployment. Of course, we could not have done it without the help of GMA,” said Lazatin.
The training areas with their corresponding number of beneficiaries are: aircraft maintenance technician, 10; computer hardware servicing, 5; massage therapy, 100; finishing course for call center agents, 20; food and beverage services, 48; housekeeping, 50; slaughtering operations, 16; and welding, 20.
At least 1,000 people benefitted from the scholarship program launched by Lazatin as soon as he assumed his post in 2007.
Lazatin disclosed that Arroyo through the TESDA had provided some P5 million fund for his scholarship program.
The solon, on the other hand, had shelled out at least P3 million from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to fund his project.