|Jeepney file photo via Pixabay|
This is the inspiring message of Mayor Manuel Fortes to students and parents as LGU Barcelona launched its program of free rides for the students of this town.
Fortes said he took the initiative of assigning two passenger jeepneys to bring students to school and fetch them therefrom.
Because of said program, students are able to save as much as PhP50 in travel expenses, the parents said.
We are doing this to encourage students to go to school, especially those who are willing to learn but have difficulty in shouldering the cost of transportation, Fortes said.
He added that in the coming months, they are looking into expanding the program to include more barangays.
Meantime, the parents and students lauded the local government for the novel initiative.