Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has signed an ordinance giving students in Manila Public Universities a Php1k allowance per month. This will be a big help for the students who are just trying to get a college degree despite their hardships in life. Ordinance No. 8568 mandates the government of the City of Manila to give a Php1K monthly allowance to the qualified students of the Unibersidad de Manila (UDM) and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). Before this, Mayor Moreno had also signed Ordinance Nos, 8565 and 8564 which grants a Php500 monthly allowance for senior students, person with disabilities, solo parents, and grade 12 seniors.
How to Qualify;
- Must be currently enrolled and in a good standing student of UDM or PLM and not under probation or have no disciplinary record
- Must be a resident of Manila
- Must be a registered voter in the City of Manila or if not yet a qualified voter, one or both parents, or legal guardian should be a registered voter
The students will be given an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards from the government of Manila. This is to spare the students the inconvenience of going to the city hall monthly to get the monthly allowance. If for one reason or another, a student becomes ineligible to receive the allowance, the ATM card should be surrendered to the city hall.
This move of Mayor Isko Moreno is part of his promise during the campaign period that he will take care of the students from public schools because he was once a beneficiary of the free education in the City of Manila. He also wants to give it back to the people for supporting him in his bid for the mayoralty of Manila. This will endear him more to people of the city.