P2.7M allotted for DHVTSU-Mexico scholars-A A +A
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
MEXICO, Pampanga -- Representative (Third District) Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr. released some P2.5 million in scholarship assistance to 1,000 students of the Don Honorio Ventura Technological University (DHVTSU) Mexico Campus today, bringing his total assistance to the school at P50 million since the start of his term.
Gonzales distributed the scholarship assistance Tuesday with DHVTSU officials led by president Enrique Baking.
The satellite campus here is the first of the DHVTSU campuses in Pampanga, older by almost a decade than DHVTSU Porac and Sto. Tomas campuses.
Since the start of his term, Gonzales was able to assist DHVTSU in terms of scholarship assistance, classroom construction, program development and legislation. Since the start of his term, Gonzales was able to extend P25,000 each for DHVTSU Mexico Campus and DHVTSU Main Campus in Bacolor town.
“This assistance to DHVTSU Mexico aims to boost the local enrolment and entice more indigent students to avail of schooling here. We hope to increase the number of scholars even more and expand program offerings from technical courses and Bachelor of Science courses to professional courses currently needed in the market,” Gonzales said.
The beneficiaries are under the “Iskolar ng Dong” program that has now reached some 30,000 beneficiaries from pre-elementary, elementary, high school and college.
Gonzales scholars have a greater number of concentrations at DHVTSU.
DHVTSU, formerly Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trade, became a state university on December 09, 2009 under Republic Act 9832, through Gonzales's initiative in Congress. Gonzales is credited as the Father of DHVTSU.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 23, 2013.