SAN ISIDRO, Northern Samar- The mayor of this town, Conrado “Dado” Avila, Sr., expressed his full support to the national government’s K to 12 program.
According to the mayor, who is serving his last term, the program will not only benefit the student themselves but their parents as well. Education program has been one of the priority programs of Avila since he first became a mayor back in 1995 wherein he initiated a scholarship program that benefited 35 students.  It was learned from Avila that three public high schools located in his town are to implement the K to 12 program this opening of classes. Avila said that since he became a mayor in 1995, he has been sending poor but deserving students to college by giving them P1,000 allowance per semester. And since then, 154 college students are benefiting the program with each scholar receiving P3,000 per semester. They are presently enrolled in different colleges in the province and some of them are presently employed while others are looking for jobs. Avila stressed that all the scholars of the town were selected after they qualify with all the requirements set by a committee that oversee the program. (PETER D.PAREDES)