STIPEND FOR SCHOLARS. Sustaining the effort to help the youth sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc (center) leads the stipend distribution held at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena in Laoag City on June 3, 2020. Over a hundred scholars attended the said event. Governor Manotoc hopes that the scholars’ stipend helps them in their studies, especially during the crisis. The governor also urged them to follow strict safety protocols such as wearing face masks, hands washing, and social distancing. (Photo by Alaric Yanos/PGIN-CMO)