Angeles City allocates P6.5 million for scholars-A A +A
Friday, February 1, 2013
THE City Government of Angeles has allotted a total of P6.5 million for scholars this 2013.
The funds will be used on tuition and miscellaneous fees of existing and new scholars, both at the City College of Angeles and several private universities and colleges.
The funding for the tuition and miscellaneous fees of qualified scholars of the city is one of the priority programs of our world-class City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
In fact, Mayor EdPam has steadily increased the scholarship budget from P4 million when he took over the reins of the City Government in 2010 to P6.5 million this year, and the City Council approved the same, said Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan Jr., son of the mayor.
Pamintuan Jr. is the chairman of the education committee of the City Council and principal author of the ordinance that created the City College of Angeles (CCA).
Currently enrolled in the city college are 210 students who are both academic and indigent scholars.
Some 94 students are enrolled at CCA and the remaining 116 are studying in various private schools including AMA Computer College and AMA Computer Learning Center, the Angeles University Foundation, Don Honorio Ventura Technology State University, Holy Angel University, Jocson College, Mega Computer College, Saint Mutien College Technology, STI College, Systems Plus Computer College, Republic Central Colleges, and University of the Philippines Clark.
“Our scholar students in private schools will be in their third, fourth and fifth years, while those at the CCA will be in their sophomore years. Soon, we will have more scholars as priority funding will be given to those who will study at the CCA in order for us to accommodate more scholars,” the younger Pamintuan said.
He also announced that the City Government is now accepting applications for CCA scholarship for incoming freshmen beginning school year 2013 to 2014.
“All those who wish to apply for scholarship may proceed to my office at the second floor of the Angeles City Hall anytime during office hours. I have instructed my staff to assist everyone,” Pamintuan Jr. said. (Reynaldo G. Navales)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 02, 2013.