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Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program

Posted by: Admissions and Aid Office at August 28th, 2014

Many have responded to our call for support for the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program. Friends, Professionals, students and other anonymous benefactors have continued to lend a hand giving generous financial support so much so that 61 students daily are currently able to avail of the food subsidy program. (more…)

The Siu Hua Yu Fund/ Pan Cada Dia Program

Posted by: Admissions and Aid Office at August 28th, 2014

The Siu Hua Yu Fund/ Pan Cada Dia Program “. . .To give and not to count the cost; to (more…)

Testimonials Archives

Posted by: Admissions and Aid Office at August 28th, 2014

My life has never been the same because of the many generous benefactors who helped me get an Ateneo education and of course have access to free lunch daily through the Su Hua Yu / Pan Cada Dia Program. A few years ago, my father died and my mother left us behind with our grandmother. my brother and I were simply hopeless then. We were even thinking that we could not go to college anymore. We lived on dole-outs from relatives and friends who knew our situation. But I believe that God is truly good. He sent angels in different forms to help us along the way. I am still in awe because of all the blessings that He has showered on us. Our journey is not easy, but with God’s help, perseverance and sacrifice, we are getting by. My elder brother is now about to graduate and I am also a step closer to achieving my dreams. All of these will not be possible if not for God’s help and the many kind and generous people who support the Scholarships and Pan Cada Dia Program. I hope that Itoo will be able to help others like me someday.

– Anonymous –


I am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to enjoy the Pan Kada Dia food subsidy program. I don’t usually get to eat three meals daily, since my parents do not have enough money to support my college education or even my own personal needs, but with the subsidy program, I am now able to have a decent meal.

The program is a blessing to underprivileged students like me whose dream is to earn a diploma and be able to help my less fortunate family.

I can only say Thank you to all of those who made the program possible. I am now a step nearer to achieving my dreams.

Melinda S. Hamac
ADZU BSE Millenium Scholar

For students who come from broken homes and whose parents could not afford to support the daily needs of their children, the Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program is “Heaven Sent”. To all those people who made the program possible, Thank you!

I am now more hopeful that there is still a brighter future ahead.

Leo Luisito Cornelio
Student Assistant Scholar

I used to eat twice-a-day only, as my parents who are in the province, are sending me a very minimal allowance. If I eat three times daily, I won’t have enough money left for projects and photocopies. The Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia food subsidy program made college life less of a struggle.

I would like to thank all of the generous people who shared their blessings to underprivileged students like me.

Ms. Joanne A. Algas
Student Assistant Scholar

It’s a great opportunity to be a beneficiary of the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program. Most of the time, I don’t have enough money for food or other school related projects as my allowance is barely enough to meet my needs in school. The program helped me a lot because I no longer have to go to class hungry.

Briley M. Briones
Student Assistant Scholar

I can say that the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy program helped me a lot. My family is in a state of financial and emotional turmoil at the moment. My mother is currently the sole breadwinner of the family as my father is sick and needs expensive medication.

The program helped ease my mother’s burden of sending more for my school related needs. I save whatever extra I have so that I do not have to ask additional money for my school needs anymore.

I am most thankful to the benefactors who helped sustain the program. Your generosity will never be forgotten.

Decci Rose Hucom
St. Ignatius of Loyola Merit Scholarship Scholar

At present, there are five of us in the family who are in school. This is the reason why my parents are doing their best to try to make ends meet. The Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program opened doors of opportunity to people like us. I don’t have to endure long class hours having hunger pains.

Thank you and God Bless.

I.C. P. De Castro
ADZU BSE Millenium Scholar

The Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program is a blessing to me. I am now able to eat lunch and dinner well. With the P30.00 food coupon, I get to complete two full meals daily. I divide whatever viand I am able to obtain from the coupon into two so that I am able to eat dinner too. I feel so blessed that I, not only get to enroll in a prestigious school via a scholarship, but I am also given the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the subsidy program.

Ronelyn G. Enoy
ADZU BSE Millenium Scholar

I would like to say thank all of those who unselfishly shared their blessings and made the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program possible. The Program is helping me survive college life. I know that I will not be able to get a degree without the program, because my parents could only afford to send me a meager sum of money monthly as my allowance.

The program gave me hope. I am now more determined to finish college, get a degree and be able to help my family in the future.

Roxanne P. Pareño
ADZU BSE Millenium Scholar


I am Paul Henry S. Herrera, a 2nd year BSMA student and a scholar of the Ateneo College Parents Council. I’m so grateful for having the priviledge to receive a PKD food coupon during class days, having this coupon is a big help for me because this entitles me to eat lunch for free. Before without the PKD I rarely ate my lunch because the money given to me is just enough for my fare. Thank you very much and God bless.

It is a blessing to be a recipient of the Pan Kada Dia Program. It is a great help for me because I don’t have enough daily allowance to buy my lunch. Thank you.
-Maria Monica B. Miguel BSBM

Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia is a great blessing to me. I enjoyed the privilege of Pan Kada Dia for some years now. Thank you very much.

-Herbana L. Soriano BSED
I’m thankful that Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia has been implemented because it gave scholars like me the priviledge of going to class with a full stomach. Scholars such as myself who come from the provinces, have a limited budget to sustain my daily needs. Without the PKD, I experienced being hungry in class and not being able to concentrate well. I feel so blessed because I am now able to eat lunch for free. Unlike before, I had one meal a day and sometimes “one day no eat.” It’s a big help for me to be able to focus on my studies. Thank you so much.
-Michelle A. Algas BSED3

Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia Food Subsidy Program really plays a big role especially to students like me. With my daily allowance of P20.00, it is very hard for me to budget my allowance. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of this program. I hope this program will last. Thank you so much!
- Sherylyn D. Bello BSBM 4

Because of the Pan Kada Dia Program I no longer miss my lunch. Previously, I would spend most of my lunch time break reading in the library. Now, even if I do not have money for lunch, I no longer worry because I already have a free lunch at the canteen. Whenever I have school requirements- that needs photocopying- I will have some money to spare.Thank you to the contributors of the Pan Kada Dia food subsidy program. I am most grateful.

It is my 213th day in the Ateneo de Zamboanga University and aside from the scholarship that I am enjoying, there is this special project of the Office of Scholarships where I am one of the beneficiaries. It provides me with the gift of a free meal during lunch time. I receive a food coupon from the office everyday and I get to eat at the canteen. I feel so lucky. I no longer know how to express my endless appreciation to the benefactors and my most benevolent thanks to the office. I hope that this project will continue to enable more students like me.Thank you and God speed.


Testimonial Stories

Posted by: Admissions and Aid Office at August 28th, 2014



 Emir R Españo

 My father died of cancer at the National Kidney Institute in 1989. I still can’t believe how we survived that crisis then.  I was the eldest of four siblings and we come from a very small and very ordinary family. God worked through people who came like angels to help us.  One of them came with a story that I have not forgotten and never will.  Justin was my student in theology when he was a college freshman at the Ateneo de Zamboanga.  He came to visit me at the funeral parlor and offered a rather huge amount as help for the expenses during the wake.  I thanked him and we sat quietly for a while.


He spoke about his success story in his insurance career after graduating with honors at Ateneo.  He was from one of the little towns in Zamboanga del Sur and we reminisced his days as a cocofed scholar and there were many good and beautiful memories shared.  He then said something that totally floored me.  He said, “Sir, do you know that during most of my four years in college, my brother and I only had one meal a day?”  He continued, “My brother and I had to share whatever little allowance our parents could send. We were staying at a boarding house at Calarian.  Because we had no money for transportation, we were up very early in the morning so we could start walking to school taking the Cawa-Cawa Boulevard route.  Very few of my classmates in the pilot section knew this. They did not know that there were days while they took their lunch at the cafeteria I was at the fountain drinking as much water as possible to sustain me during the day.  There were days I survived on water and candies.”  He was smiling as he finished telling his story.


I was shaken and wanted to tell him that I am sorry I did not know and that I could have looked for ways to help… but this was all water under the bridge for him now.


As I marveled at the exceptional triumph of the human spirit shown in the life-story of this young man, I wondered how many more students there are at ADZU and other schools who are hungry while trying to learn and study and get a college education.


You may want to help hungry students like Justin at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University today.  Please go to the THE SIU HUA YU FUND/ PAN CADA DIA PROGRAM






The Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia food subsidy program is a blessing to me and my family. Getting married early to a husband who does not have a stable job  and having a son didn’t stop me from pursuing my dream of getting a degree. I continued to find ways to support my sec

ondary education where I graduated as class valedictorian. It is for this reason that I qualified for a scholarship in college. However, despite the fact that I don’t have to pay for anything in school, my husband and I are still having a hard time supporting my re

quirements in school. The opportunity to enjoy the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia food subsidy pr

ogram is such a blessing to me and my family. It lessened our worries and I am now able to concentrate more on my studies.

To the benefactors. Daghang Salamat kaninyong tanan!

Mari Flor M. Pamalison

BEEd 1 – A



I feel so blessed to be a grantee of the Siu Hua Yu / Pan Kada Dia food subsidy program. Thirty pesos a day for some may be a minimal amount, but for me and my family, it means a lot. It helps me become more active in school as I no longer have to face the day with an empty stomach. It is helping me achieve my goal of providing a brighter future for my family. Muchas gracias to all the kind hearted individuals and organizations who made the Pan Kada Dia program a success.

Marie Joy B. Alvarez

BSEd 1-A






I am very grateful for having been chosen to enjoy the Pan Kada Dia program. It is a big help for me as my guardian no longer have to provide for my lunch. I know that many needy scholars like me are as grateful as I am. I hope that the program will continue to grow and help more scholars. I am looking forward to the time when I will also be able to contribute and return the favor to others. To the benefactors, Thank you!

Sherlyn O. Samson

BSEd 1 – A