Veeps aide visits AMA scholars in Angeles-A A +A
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- Vice President Jejomar Binay's political officer Mark Allen Sison visited scholars at the AMA Computer University here to check on the status of the scholars as part of their support for indigent students.
Sison’s visit to the AMA Computer University-Angeles Campus in Nepo Subdivision here was aimed at boosting the morale of the students and to check on the progress of their school.
“We are also holding consultations with the students and school officials on improving the scholarship program to further help local indigent students,” Sison said, stressing that the scholarship assistance is part of Binay’s commitment to provide educational support for indigents.
He said he personally believes in the scholarship program and would partner with Binay if given a chance to serve Angeleños.
Sison, who earlier divulged his plan to run for vice mayoral here in 2013, said this is part of Binay's program to promote affordable education.
Sison vowed that he will come back to this city for the 2013 vice mayoralty race. Sison, who is set to battle it over with at least five other candidates, will be running under the umbrella of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Among his campaign promises include the construction of barangay senior citizens centers in 33 barangays of Angeles City that will be equipped with wheel chairs, crutches/canes, nebulizers, and other medical equipment.
Sison said he is setting his sights on a free cinema viewing for all senior citizens and birthday cakes to all senior citizens during their natal days.
Sison said he also sees the importance of a medical and burial assistance program for the city that will benefit indigents and the abandoned.
He said he has started works on a scholarship program for indigent students that will identify 20 per village to be enrolled with regular educational assistance in all state universities and colleges (SUCs), and at the AMA Computer University, St. Jude College and Medical Center.
For the education sector, he is forwarding the implementation of an information technology program to all public elementary and secondary schools.
Sison said Binay will help support his educational programs for the city.
Presently, there are 45 VP Binay-AMA Scholars nationwide. Every year, there are 15 new scholarship slots for four-year courses and another 15 slots for two-year ladderized courses.
The program gives 100 percent tuition discount an all fees. The program is open to indigent but deserving students.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 09, 2012.