Scholars Graduate from Prestone’s “Anak ng Mekaniko” Scholarship program

Giving back to the community is something Prestone aimed to do when they launched their ‘Anak ng Mekaniko’ Scholarship program all the way back in 2018 for their 90th Anniversary, the program student applications from across the country which narrated how proud they are to be a son or daughter of a hard-working auto mechanic or ‘Anak ng Mekaniko.’

When we started this scholarship program, our goal was to celebrate and put a spotlight
on our neighborhood auto mechanics, who we consider unsung heroes who ensure our
safety by helping us maintain the tip-top condition of our vehicles. As our way of
celebrating their hard work, we found these deserving ‘Anak ng Mekaniko’ scholars with
a fire to learn and reach their dreams. And as they embarked on their college journey
these past years, they exude passion and dedication to achieve a brighter future for their
parents and loved ones.

Monique Gonzales, Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia
at Clorox International Philippines, Inc

And finally on September 14, 2022 six of those students have finally graduated and are moving on to the next chapter of their lives! Originally there was supposed to be nine students, but due to some unforeseen circumstances some of them weren’t able to finish the program yet.

Among the six ‘Anak ng Mekaniko’ graduating scholars include Edmajea Aguinaldo from
Makati City, the first degree-holder in her family who graduated with a BS in Hospitality Management; Melver Masangkay from Batangas, the most active scholar in co-
curricular activities who took up BS in Computer Engineering; Christian Diamante from Misamis Oriental, Cagayan De Oro, a consistent honor student who finished with a BS in
Information Technology; and Aulinda Buban from Antipolo City, Rizal, a mommy scholar
with consistent good-standing grades who finished with a BS in Information Technology.
Meanwhile, two ‘Anak ng Mekaniko’ graduating scholars came from Camarines Sur,
Bicol. Harvey Plazo, a son of an auto mechanic for 28 years, graduated cum laude with
a BS in Information Technology, while Anna Raiza Dela Cruz, who, as a student, won two intra-school cooking and scrabble competitions graduated magna cum laude with a
BS in Hospitality Management.

Perhaps if things go well, there would be another batch of Scholars for a wave 2 of the program.