The 10 students at the Negros Oriental State University in Guihulngan City who will enjoy the scholarship program initiated by the 11th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army together with some local government and non-government personalities were identified yesterday.
Of the 10, six will enjoy full scholarship privileges while four are regular scholars of the 11IB's Lapu-Lapu Educational Assistance Program.
The full scholars are Blessie May Cartagena, Angela Arcaya, Jessibel Baquilta, Jevie Gantalao, Manilyn Maningo, Nemie Crator. The regular scholars are Manilyn Samontisa, Emeralona Sayson, Jomar Perolino and Annelyn Bato, a Philippine Information Agency press release said.
LEAP, and its co-sponsors and partners, will shoulder the tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses of the full and regular scholars. Full scholars will receive a monthly stipend fee of P2,500.
The scholarship program is funded by 11IB troopers who set aside a portion of their montly salary for the LEAP scholars, the press release said.
The battalion collaborated with Board Members Jessica Villanueva and Liland Estacion, Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong (1st District, Neg. Or.) and Marit Remonde of the Cerge Remonde Foundation who sponsored six of the 10 scholars.
A brainchild of 11IB Commander Lt. Col. Ramil Bitong, LEAP is part of the trooper's efforts under their Bayanihan operations that has the goal of helping poor but deserving college students, the press release said.*
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