Biliran Increases Aid to Its College Scholars; to Highlight the Need to Invest in Education

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Biliran Increases Aid to Its College Scholars; to Highlight the Need to Invest in Education


Byline: JACK C. GADAINGAN

NAVAL, Biliran -- The Biliran provincial government has increased its financial assistance to college scholars to P6,000, up from the previous P5,000.

The R6,000 financial aid to Biliran college scholars is higher than the monetary aid given to scholars in other provinces, who receive only between P3,000 and P4,000 per semester, it was learned.

The 31 college scholar students sponsored by the provincial government here through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) each received his P6,000 tuition, while seven high school scholars likewise received P2,000 in financial aid.

The provincial government's educational assistance was distributed during a ceremony conducted at the Governor's Function Hall recently wherein Gov. Rogelio "Roger" Espina encouraged the scholars who were accompanied by their parents to be diligent in their studies.

The governor also asked parents to strive hard and be more patient in order that their children could attain a better future.

Espina said that despite limited resources, the provincial government, under his leadership, will do its best to help the needy families sent their bright children to school.

It can be recalled that the Scholarship Financial Educational Assistance of Gov. Espina started in year 2003 for students coming from financially handicapped families but who are intelligent and promising achievers. …

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