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DepEd Maasin bares list of "One Town, One Scholar" scholarship program

By Bong Pedalino

Southern Leyte (June 26) -- All the eighteen municipalities covered by the Southern Leyte Schools Division of the Department of Education (DepEd) have availed of the "One Town, One Scholar" scholarship program, as gleaned from a list provided to PIA.

The said list, however, had no entry for Pintuyan town, but Schools Division Superintendent Violeta Alocilja, in an interview, was hopeful the town's leadership had finally decided who would be qualified for the slot.

Alocilja also hoped the chosen scholar for Pintuyan, as with the others, were already enrolled as of this writing in any four or five-year course in a State College or University.

The "One Town, One Scholar" has been one of the priority pet projects of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, established in one of her invest-in-people governance thrust particularly in education, it was learned.

Alocilja said the lead agency of the program was the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), which coordinated with her office for the selection of eligible senior students of public national high schools in every town who would qualify following some prescribed criteria.

The list of the chosen scholars, in the alphabetical order of listing the towns, and their respective school when they were still in fourth year, follows: Anahawan Minaluna Omos, from Anahawan National High School (NHS); Bontoc -- Jencan Joy Sita, Bontoc NHS; Hinunangan -- Elaiza Joy Castor, Canipaan NHS; Hinundayan -- Joel Alibangbang, Lungsodaan NHS;

Libagon -- Adonis Escoro, RMSM, Nahaong NHS; Liloan -- Grace Montajes -- Himay-angan NHS; Limasawa -- Diana Maratas, Limasawa NHS; Macrohon -- Ronette Turpias, San Roque NHS; Malitbog -- Amorquis Tanquezon, Concepcion NHS; Padre Burgos -- Hanzel Baguio, San Roque NHS;

Saint Bernard -- Irish Mendoza, Tambis NHS; San Juan -- Emma Marie Antipala, San Juan NHS; San Francisco -- Louise Archi Corporal Subang, Panaon Institute; San Ricardo -- Melanie Campus -- San Ricardo NHS; Silago -- Jenny Dagooc, Mercedes NHS; Sogod -- Domiciano Ruiz, Sogod NHS; and Tomas Oppus -- Clarissa Torion, Rizal NHS.

The list did not indicate what course the individual students took now in college. (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]

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