AFP joins hands with Caraga schools in educating dependents of soldiers
Butuan City (11 November) -- Eight (8) colleges and universities in Caraga will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in sending dependents of military personnel to school this November 19, 2008 at the Dottie's Place Hotel and Restaurant in Butuan City.
Among the schools that will participate in the said event include the Surigao Education Center (SEC), Agusan Colleges (AC), Butuan City Colleges (BCC), Holy Child College of Butuan, New Northern Mindanao College, Northeastern Mindanao College, Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), and Saint Paul University – Surigao Campus.
The said schools will provide full scholarship slots and tuition fee discount to children of soldiers, giving priority to orphans of those killed in action.
Certificates of scholarship will also be awarded to dependents of PFC Jaypee S Balgosa 856587 (Inf) PA and PFC Roel V Traquena 827316 (Inf) PA who were both killed in an encounter with insurgents.
The activity will be attended by the Deputy Chief of Staff, AFP, LTGEN RODRIGO F MACLANG AFP as the Chairman of the AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO), COL EMILIANO R GUPANA II (GSC) PA, Commander of 402nd Infantry Brigade, and the heads of the participating educational institutions.
The forging of the said partnerships is expected to provide dependents of military personnel who are residing in the said area access to quality education. (AFPEBSO/PIA-Caraga) [top]