ESGPA-PA GRADUATION. Some 178 grantees of the Expanded Students’ Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) attend the graduation ceremony held on June 6 at the Tadena Hall of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. ESGP-PA is a college scholarship program of DSWD, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries. Out of the 178 student-grantees who completed their chosen degrees at UNP, one is a Magna Cum Laude and 11 are Cum Laude. (photo by April Bravo/PIA-1, Ilocos Sur)