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Six scholars graduate from Prestone’s ‘Anak ng Mekaniko’ program

Congratulations to these young dreamers

Even with a scholarship, finishing college is still no walk in the park. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

Back in 2017, Prestone announced its “Anak ng Mekaniko Scholarship Program” in celebration of its 90th anniversary, and now six scholars have graduated from it.

The automotive fluid company gave these students the opportunity to take a four-year course of their choosing at STI College, and provided for their tuition, miscellaneous school fees, and allowances.

The graduates honored their parents by giving a bouquet to the mother and a jacket to the father. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

These are the six graduates and their degrees:

  • Edmajea Aguinaldo – BS Hospitality Management
  • Aulinda Buban – BS Information Technology
  • Anna Raiza Dela Cruz – BS Hospitality Management
  • Christian Diamante – BS Information Technology
  • Melver Masangkay – BS Computer Engineering
  • Harvey Plazo – BS Information Technology
Prestone gives back to car mechanics by providing their kids with an education. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

“Prestone launched this scholarship program to give back to our unsung heroes, the auto mechanics,” said Clorox International Philippines general manager for Southeast Asia Marites Dagdag. “Through this program, Prestone wanted to give hope and to change lives through education, where the main beneficiaries are the children of our hardworking auto mechanics.”

In spite of the difficulty brought about by the pandemic, these six scholars persevered with the support of Prestone. Now that they’re done with their college education, they are free to pursue their careers and make their parents proud.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.