The Anak Ng Mekaniko Scholars

Prestone, a leading innovator of cutting-edge coolants, brake fluid, and motor oils, announces, today, the nine recipients of the ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholarship Program at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City.

In line with Prestone’s 90th anniversary, the ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholarship Program was launched last year to give back to their loyal customers—the auto mechanics. The nationwide search aimed to provide a free college education to deserving children of local auto mechanics to help them achieve their dreams and ensure a brighter future.

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For parents, education is the best gift they can give to their children and Prestone resonates with this message,” said Monique Gonzales, Brand Manager of Prestone. “We hope that in the future, these nine deserving scholars will become successful individuals in their chosen endeavors.”

The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars were selected through their submitted essays with the theme “I am a Proud Anak ng Mekaniko”. Their essays were based on the follwing

  • Content: 50 percent
  • Grammar and Syntax: 20 percent
  • Style and Originality: 30 percent.

Aside from the full tuition to a four-year course of their choice in any STI Colleges campus nationwide, the scholarship grant also includes miscellaneous fee and a stipend.

There were 44 entries for the essay writing and was shortened down to 27 entries before choosing the nine scholars The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars who were chosen were:

Jaime Kent Abesamis, from Matina, Davao 
Melver Masangkay, from Bauan, Batangas
Kristina Eñales, from Bolton, Davao
Jojo Peñada, from Burauen, Leyte
Aulinda Buban, from San Isidro, Antipolo
  1. Keith Bryan Perez, from San Isidro, Antipolo
    Edmajea Aguinaldo from Bangkal, Makati

    Helen Joyce Maquincio From Dagami, Leyte
Christian Diamante, from Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

As we officially present the grant to them, Prestone’s commitment to supporting them is only the beginning. We will still continue to be there to help them every step of the way as they embark on this new chapter of their lives,” said Gonzales.

Mr. Paolo Lao, Sales and Marketing Director – Clorox-South East Asia
Ms. Marites Dagdag, General Manager of Clorox-South East Asia

One of the more inspiring stories came from scholar, Kristina Eñales, who hails from Bolton, Davao. She stated that she wants to be a teacher to help younger children to get better education without going great distances to attend school. As part-Manobo, she is proud of her heritage, and she will do everything to achieve her dream; Better education for her townmates.

Since the program was initiated, Prestone held several pocket events in Antipolo, Makati, Quezon City, Tacloban, and Davao. This was primarily held to disseminate information to the all auto mechanics about the scholarship grant, and to also give proper instructions and application of Prestone products, which will be instrumental in the maintenance of their customers’ vehicles.

Scholars Oath taking

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Pictures by Earl Manalansan, except feature image


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