22 relatives of ex-rebs in Kalinga granted educational aid
TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 8 (PIA) -- Twenty-two direct relatives of former rebels in the province get the rare chance to pursue college as beneficiaries of the educational assistance under the re-integration program of the government.
Ten are grantees of the scholarship program jointly implemented by the Office of Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) while 12 are covered under the provinceâ€™s educational aid program.
Eusebia Haddac of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), who is program coordinator in the province, said their office is open to application to the program on April for school year 2012-2013.
Grantees of the OPAPP-CHED program receive a stipend of P5,000 for tuition and book allowance per semester, which is released at the end of every semester.
Haddac said the provincial government also has similar offer to those who are not accommodated by OPAPP-CHED, but with a lower stipend of P2,000 per semester.
Recipients of the scholarship aid are encouraged to enroll in state college and university although it is not stated as condition of the grant, Haddac said.
Haddac urged the grantees to seriously take the opportunity to pursue college to help improve their lives.(JDP/LL- PIA CAR, Kalinga)
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