Taiheiyo supports 83 scholars

EXCELLENCE. Student Ma. Montessa C. Barnigo of Barangay Tonggo, San Fernando, Cebu smiles with her proud mother after receiving her citation for completing her secondary education as a Taiheiyo scholar from Grade 7 with high honors and a certificate, which assures her that the company will continue to support her in college. (CONTRIBUTED FOTO)

TAIHEIYO Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) in San Fernando town, Cebu is now supporting 83 scholars in high school and


It has honored the second batch of 11 senior high school students and one college student who graduated last summer.

The company hired Ma. Ronie Redoble, the lone college graduate who completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Accounting degree at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R). She now works as TCPI’s cost accounting staff, the 14th scholar to earn the privilege since 2014.

In a recent ceremony, TCPI welcomed three new college scholars, two of them among the graduated senior high scholars, and 13 new high school scholars representing host barangays in San Fernando.

San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya joined TCPI president and chief executive officer Kazuhiko Ichizawa and Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC) president Dennis Tenefrancia in handing the scholarship certificates and awards for honors at the town’s sports complex.

She advised the scholars “to live a life of purpose” driven by what they are passionate for.

Gladize Embolode, who is now in Grade 12 at Notre Dame Academy, said the benefits that she has been receiving from TCPI made it easier for her and her fellow scholars to maneuver through the hurdles.

“We did not have to worry if our parents could not pay our monthly tuition and other school fees on time. We only had to study hard,” she said as she thanked TCPI and SEDC for their support in behalf of the high school scholars.

Both firms answer the cost of tuition, basic educational expenses and daily schooling needs.

High honors

TCPI senior vice president (SVP) for marketing Takashi Miyashita and SVP for finance Taro Sumi, vice president for human resources and administration Shigeki Koide and SEDC technical adviser Masatsune Takeyasu joined in distributing the certificates and awards.

The 13 new scholars from different barangays entering Grade 7 include Jenny Be N. Flores (Basak), Louie May C. Taperia (Bugho), Myleen Repiso (Cabatbatan), Mamiya Baricuatro (Ilaya) and Joshua Espinosa and Fergies Tapales (Panadtaran).

The other scholars are Mary Jen C. Olaguiber (South Poblacion), James Lord G. Navarro and Kyla Joy C. Bersalona (Tabionan), Florame Mendaña and Myles C. Pongase (Tañañas), Xerxes Gift A. Candelanza (Tinubdan) and Jessa Christine T. Avila (Tubod).

Taiheiyo continues the scholarship of Grade 12 students Ma. Montessa C. Barnigo of Tonggo and Crystal Anne I. Bontilao of Panadtaran. Both are now in college after they completed their secondary years with high honors.

Barnigo has taken up BS in Civil Engineering at Cebu Institute of Technology University (CIT-U) and Bontilao, BS Accountancy at USJ-R. Joining both is Earl Christian P. Osabel of Bugho who also took up accountancy at USJ-R.

The 11 scholars who graduated from senior high school include Glyciel S. Sarol (Basak), Kate Sherney A. Canoy (Bugho), Irene A. Mangkikis (Cabatbatan), Ghea U. Obaob (Ilaya), Joey B. Genobaña (Magsico) and Panadtaran’s Bontilao.

Other scholars are Christine B. Villarias and Diana Jane M. Villaroya (South Poblacion), Gemmar M. Lawas (Tabionan), Airam Samantha E. Alicaway (Tinubdan) and Barnigo (Tonggo).

Meanwhile, the top most performers in senior high school with final average percentage grades are in Grade 12 –Barnigo with 97; and in Grade 11 – Jienesa A. Canoy and Aica D. Antecristo, both of whom got 96.

In junior high school, the excellent scholars are in Grade 10 – Denice May L. Abella and Imee C. Cano, both got 95 percent; Grade 9 – Hanamichi S. Brady, 97; Grade 8 – Sarah Jane D. Generalao and Lorenz V. Obaob, both of whom got 96; and in Grade 7 – Kimberly Jean B. Auman, who got 96. (S)


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