Mayor Bongat, ADMU alumni extend help to students thru One Big Bag project


Outgoing Naga City Mayor John Bongat and the rest of the Ateneo De Manila Alumni-Bicol have come up with the One Big Bag Project.

Bongat and his group has decided to adopt an elementary school as well as the Indigenous Peoples (IP) community around the area.

“The #AteneodeManilaAlumniBicol headed by our President, Dr. Arbee Bascuna, met today at #CafeBidibidi in Baao owned by multi-awarded alumna/woman social entrepreneur Bernadette De Los Santos,” said the mayor.

“The group has decided to adopt Caranday Elementary School, together with the IP community in the area,” he added.

“Initially, the association shall be providing quality school bag and raincoat per pupil to its close to 300 school children, which bags and raincoats were raised thru online donation drive from alumni and friends thru the #BeAGiver Dreams site.”

Present during the meeting were fellow alumni Atty. Jojo Gaite of Baao, Ateneo de Naga Law School Dean Atty. Nina Rances of Naga and Atty Jet-jet Vergara of Daet, the main proponent of this project.

“Caranday ES is located on top of one of the highest peaks around Mt. Asog, surrounded by cliffs and the picture-perfect valleys and rolling hills of Rinconada,” Bongat said.