RESPECTED former broadcast journalist and now ACT-CIS partylist representative, Rowena ‘Niña Taduran, took time off from her busy schedule to visit her “other home,” the National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC), to personally deliver her donation of P125,000 for the Club’s educational subsidy program.

A lifetime member of the Club, Taduran said her visit on Thursday, July 9, 2020, is an affirmation of her “commitment” to help her media colleagues, especially, the NPC, in sustaining its effort to help children of its members to finish their education.

For at least a decade now, the NPC has been providing P5,000 cash subsidy to children of its members hoping to finish their college education on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

In the process, it has already assisted more than 100 beneficiaries, not including more than two dozen Club members who had graduated from college or completed their master’s degrees.

For the coming semester, the NPC is raising fund to assist 25 children of its members. Gonzalo said Taduran and ACT-CIS partylist’s show of concern would be a big help to the NPC, especially during this period of pandemic.

During her exchange of views with NPC officers headed by Pres. Rolando ‘Lakay’ Gonzalo, the Club also threw its full support to HB 2476 or the ‘Media Workers Welfare Act.’

The proposal is a comprehensive attempt to address the many problems facing the media profession such as low pay, lack of job security and addressing the risks involved in the exercise of the media profession, among others.

Taduran said the donation is just the start of her assistance to the NPC.

She assured the Club of “yearly assistance” from her and the ACT-CIS in order to sustain its laudable project.


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