PGFI scholar graduates with honors

Mr. Austin presents a certificate to Ms. Mantos in recognition of her academic achievement. Joining them is Kgwd Bautista.

Sarah Mantos, a scholar of the Philex Group Foundation, Inc. (PGFI), has graduated with a degree in BS Business Administration, cum laude, from the Rizal Technological University (RTU), in Mandaluyong City.

“We are very proud of her,” said Eulalio Austin, Jr., president of PGFI, who awarded her with a certificate in recognition of her academic achievement.

Ms. Mantos, together with Cesar Bautista, a kagawad (councilor) of Barangay Kapitolyo, in Pasig City, visited the offices of Philex Mining Corp. and its CSR arm, PGFI, which are headquartered in the same barangay.

“She has been an excellent student and scholar,” Mr. Austin said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help her in her education.”

It was Kgwd Bautista who spearheaded a scholarship project that had made possible PGFI’s sponsorship of Ms. Mantos’ college studies.

The project aims to support the college education of poor but deserving students belonging to the Gawad Kalinga community in the barangay.