NGCP gives school supplies to pupils in host communities

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 11 (PIA) -- More than 2,300 pupils from the different public schools in Benguet, Mountain Province and nearby areas benefited from the back-to-school program for host communities of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

 

With the opening of classes in the public schools on June 4, the NGCP donated school supplies in support to the pupils in the host communities through its “Gamit ni Bulilit” program. This is  a  yearly project that aims to assist grades 1 to 3 pupils from public schools in NGCP's host communities all over the country through the provision of school supplies such as school bags, each with 10 notebooks, pencils, and other supplies which can be used throughout the year.

NGCP District 2 Corporate Communications Officer Melma Batario said that among their   school supplies beneficiaries are pupils from   Caliking in Atok; Ambngeg, Ambuklao and Kawal in Bokod; Binga, Ucab, Tinongdan, Ampucao and Poblacion in Itogon; Piminggan, Lubas and Ansagan in Tuba; Ambiong, and Lamut and Balukas in Beckel in La Trinidad, Benguet.

Beneficiaries also include the Guinzadan Elementary School and Banao ES in Mountain Province, Pingkian, Kayapa in Nueva Vizcaya and Bonboaya ES in San Manuel, Pangasinan.

More than 120,000 first to third grade students from 400 schools nationwide are included in the program this year. Beneficiaries are from 166 schools in North Luzon, 55 in South Luzon, 81 in Visayas, and 98 in Mindanao. These schools are located in barangays hosting NGCP’s facilities.

The pupils are also introduced to the basic concepts of transmission line safety. They are given age-appropriate lectures and materials on the do's and don'ts around transmission lines and facilities, and on anti-pilferage.

 “We focused our program on children from the lower grade levels on the idea that educational motivation is most effective during a child's formative years.  Fostering interest for learning at an early age will keep the children invested in their education and increase the chances of their staying in school. NGCP hopes that the children will be inspired to eventually finish their education,” the NGCP statement read.

 “The program is also NGCP’s way of expressing gratitude to our host communities who, through the years, have been supportive in protecting NGCP facilities and in ensuring its safety so that everyone enjoys reliable electricity,” it added.

 NGCP, a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid has been a partner of the government in providing school supplies and other support to the different schools in the country as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. Redjie Melvic Cawis (JDP/ RMC- PIA CAR)

 

Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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