Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. left for Japan yesterday to sign a memorandum of agreement for a scholarship program that will enable Negrense students to study there, Acting Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea said.
The governor was accompanied by Karen Dinsay, Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division head, for the signing to be held today.
TheSangguniangPanlalawigan has granted the governor authority to sign the MOA that will enable Negros to send scholars to Japan, she said.
The scholars to Japan will undergo screening, she added, but did not have details on who will be sent.
The governor is also set to explore opportunities for Negrenses in Japan that is expected to need more manpower in preparation for the 2020 Olympics which it will host, Gelvolea said.
There will be a demand for technical workers, she said, adding the governor will go to several areas in Japan.
The governor is expected in Bacolod Monday, which is Independence Day, so he did not appoint an OIC in his place as he will be back right away, Gelvolea said.*CPG
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