Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Oath taking of the 9 "Anak ng Mekaniko" Scholars

Last May 3, 2018, I was able to witnessed the oath taking of the 9 anak ng Mekaniko Scholars and I really support this kind of advocacy that gives free scholarships to students. So I’m very glad that Prestone, the leading innovator of cutting-edge coolants, brake fluid, and motor oils had a program like this. Since last year they  launched the ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholarship in line with their 90th anniversary just to give back to their loyal customers—the auto mechanics. The nationwide search aimed to provide a free college education to deserving children of local auto mechanics to help them achieve their dreams and ensure a brighter future.

The 9 "Anak ng Mekaniko" Scholars with the executives of Prestone and STI
Prestone and STI Heads (from left): Connie Sablay - Executive Director STI Foundation, Marites Dagdag - General Manager Clorox, Monique Gonzales - Brand Manager Prestone and Paulo Lao - Sales and Marketing Director Clorox PH.

“For parents, education is the best gift they can give to their children and Prestone resonates with this message. We hope that in the future, these nine deserving scholars will become successful individuals in their chosen endeavors. As we officially present the grant to them, Prestone’s commitment to supporting them is only the beginning. We will still continue to be there to help them every step of the way as they embark on this new chapter of their lives” said Monique Gonzales, brand manager of Prestone..

The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars were selected through their submitted essays with the theme I am a Proud Anak ng Mekaniko. Their essays were based on their:

1) Content                               -      50%
2) Grammar and Syntax          -      20%
3) Style and Originality           -      30%

Aside from the full tuition to a four-year course of their choice in any STI Colleges campus nationwide, the scholarship grant also includes miscellaneous fee and a stipend.

Mr. Paolo Lao, Sales and Marketing Director of Clorox South-east Asia
There were 44 entries for the essay writing and was shortened down to 27 entries before choosing the nine scholars The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars who were chosen were Jaime Kent Abesamis – Matina, Davao; Christian Diamante – Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; Helen Joyce Maquincio – Dagami, Leyte;JojoPeñada – Burauen, Leyte; Keith Bryan Perez – San Isidro, Antipolo;Edmajea Aguinaldo – Bangkal, Makati; Kristina Eñales – Bolton, Davao; AulindaBuban – San Isidro, Antipolo; andMelverMasangkay – Bauan, Batangas.

Since the program was initiated, Prestone held pocket events in Antipolo, Makati, Quezon City, Tacloban, and Davao, to inform the auto mechanics about the scholarship grant and to also present ways on the proper application of Prestone products, which will be helpful in fixing their customers’ vehicles.

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