Mayor Isko Moreno signed another ordinance that could help the college students studying in the public universities located at Manila City.
Moreno signed Ordinance No. 8568 which mandates the city government to grant a P1,000 monthly monetary allowance for qualified students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and the Universidad de Manila (UDM).
This was signed by Moreno, one week after he ordered Ordinance No. 8565 and 8564 that grants P500 money allowance for grade 12 students, senior citizens, solo parents, and person with disabilities.
According to the ordinance, to qualify in the monthly allowance, the student should:
- Duly enrolled undergraduate students in good standing of PLM or UDM, who is a resident and registered voter of the City of Manila, or if the student is not yet of legal age to register to vote, his or her parents, one of the parents, legal guardian is a registered voter of the City of Manila
- The student should not be under probation or without any citation and disciplinary record from the said universities.
The City Government of Manila will provide Automated Teller Machine cards to the beneficiaries so they don’t need to visit any office to get the allowance.
However, the students should surrender the ATM machine back to the City Government if they become disqualified from the monthly allowance program.
During the campaign period, Moreno vowed to take care of public school students because he was also once a product of free education in Manila City.
He studied public administration in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.