Gov. Imee Marcos has handed individual honorarium to the 87 students who worked recently as distributors of the printed copies of Paspas Dur-as, the official publication of the province of Ilocos Norte.
The student distributors who served for two days received P500 cash while those worked for one day got P250. They were deployed to the different towns of the province where they distributed to the people free copies of the Paspas Dur-as newsletter.
He added he and his group reached even the remote barangays of Laoag City in distributing the Paspas Dur-as publication.
Joey de Belen of MMSU, College of Industrial Technology (CIT), said he was grateful to Gov. Imee Marcos for their honorarium noting it can help his school needs.
“Receiving the honorarium is only secondary but what valued most is the enjoyable experience,” Joey added.
The Paspas Dur-as distributors are now automatically enlisted as Sirib Express volunteers. Both Joey and Ryan said that they were recruited by their senior Sirib Express volunteers. Both are looking forward for the next issue of Paspas Dur-as so that they would volunteer themselves again as “newsboys” of Paspas Dur-as.
(Its recent issue dated April-June 2014 shows that Paspas Dur-as is a quarterly journal and being published by PGIN through its Communication and Media Office (CMO) under the Office of the Governor. The aforesaid issue was printed in tabloid size with colored masthead and photos in the front and back pages. Inside pages were all black and white) Articles and photo captions were all written in Iluko dialect.–Editor)