19 CDO city scholars graduate, 3 named ‘cum laude’
Cagayan de Oro City (13 April) -- A total of 19 scholars under the City College Scholarship Program (CCSP) finally reaped the fruits of their hard work and sheer determination as they graduated from college education this year.
Norma Sabacajan, city population officer and Community and Improvement Division officer-in-charge, said that this year’s batch of scholars graduated from various colleges and universities in the city after successfully maintaining their grades during a four-year stint in college.
The graduates are: Chiclet Dela Cruz, Niemen Antig, Alma Mae Baguio, Gerald John Jandayan and Gerryl Aycongao of Capitol University; Efjohn Jumamoy, Nina Teira, Rhea Shelani Doria, Marlu Marquez, Bridget Yanez and Irish Jane Loquillano of Lourdes College.
Jayran Labrador, Cherryl Baguio and Jessam Amplayo of Mindanao Polytechnic State College; May Jane Yanez and Roselyn Tuloberio of Bukidnon State College; Jemdith Lou Publio and Vengie Alinggom of Cagayan de Oro College and Vaicar Miyake of Pilgrim Christian College.
Three of them, Labrador from barangay Pagatpat, Publio of barangay Carmen and Miyake of barangay FS Catanico, graduated with top honors as ‘cum laude’.
Since it was implemented in 1999, Sabacajan said a total of 150 scholars have graduated so far from the city’s college scholarship program, considered as the bedrock of Mayor Vicente Y. Emano’s administration.
To date, a total of 467 scholars availed of the benefits and privileges offered under the program. This school year 2006-2007, the city government is supporting some 200 scholars, and would be accepting 19 more during the coming school year 2007-2008.
The City College Scholarship Program already spent a total of P28,425,768.92 since its implementation. This year, the city government allocated some P7.5 million for the school year 2007-2008. (City Information Office) [top]