Bontoc amends municipal scholarship program
by Juliet B. Saley
Bontoc, Mt. Province (23 January) -- To give more poor but deserving students a chance to finish college, members of the Sangguniang Bayan has amended certain provisions of Ordinance No. 86, s. 2005 establishing a Municipal Scholarship Program.
In Municipal Ordinance No. 141, s. 2009 introduced by councilors Cyril Bacala, Sr., Pascual Sacgaca, Ignacio Afidchao and Wilbert Padnangaran, municipal scholars can enroll at the Xijen College of Mt. Province, a private institution and other colleges in the future.
Under Ordinance No. 86, the Municipal Scholarship Program covers only the Mt. Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) being the only college existing in the municipality at the time of the enactment of the ordinance in 2005.
The equal sharing of three scholars per barangay is also amended. Each barangay shall have two additional scholars in addition to the existing three allotment totaling to five scholars and maybe increased subject to availability of funds.
This ordinance shall take effect the first semester of 2010 after each publication in the newspaper of local circulation. (PIA-MP) [top]