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Thursday, January 21, 2016

PACIGEMCO distributes foodstuffs, school supplies in Manga Elementary School
By Gideon C. Corgue

PAGADIAN CITY, Jan. 21 (PIA) – At least 405 students in Manga Elementary School have benefited from the “Duaw sa Eskwelahan” (Visit the School) project of  Pagadian City Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PACIGEMCO) over the weekend.

PACIGEMCO chairperson Esther Dela Torre in her message said “Duaw sa Eskwelahan” is an annual visitation of the coop members to public elementary schools where they share blessings to the students.  

“We are doing this annual activity to public elementary schools especially in the remote areas as a way to praise and thank the Almighty Father for all His mercies and blessings bestowed on our coop,” Dela Torre explained. She added that community involvement is one of the seven guiding principles of the cooperative.

Dela Torre said PACIGEMCO, owned and operated by employees of the city government was established in 1994 and was formally registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in 1998.

In its 22 years of existence, Dela Torre said the coop has experienced growth and development.

She said the officers have chosen Manga Elementary School to be this year’s beneficiary of the project saying that the school has many students.

In 2015, the project was launched in Datagan Elementary School with only 200 students, but this year, the number of students was almost doubled.  
The PACIGEMCO officers distributed food packs and school supplies. “We are heartily sharing these food packs and school supplies to make the students happy,” the coop chair said.

 “I sincerely thank the PACIGEMCO for this ‘Duaw sa Eskwelahan” project. We are happy that the coop has chosen our school to be this year’s beneficiary,” Ms. Alice Anyayahan, the school principal gratefully said. 

 “Malipayon kami nga gihatagan sa PACIGEMCO sa mga pagkaon ug school supplies. Nanghinaut kami nga magpadayon ang ilang proyekto  pagpaambit ngadto sa uban nga mga tulunghaan,” Joecris Custodio, first honor of the  Grade 3 class said.    

(We are very happy that PACIGEMCO has given us foodstuffs and school supplies. We hope that the project will be sustained and other schools  will benefit from it.)