55 Neg. Or. Students
Fifty-five students from 18 towns and cities of Negros Oriental are beneficiaries of the government’s Students Grants-in-aid Program for Poverty Alleviation, and enrolled at the Negros Oriental State University.
The program was launched yesterday at the NORSU gym, with regional directors Mercedita Jabagat and Chona Mantilla of the departments of Social Welfare and Development and Labor, program specialist Josefino Ronquillo of the Commission on Higher Education, city, town and school officials, the scholars and their parents.
Jabagat said the scholars are in good hands, and that the grant is in line with the 4Ps project of the national government to help alleviate poverty, increase the number of graduates from among the poor families and increase the rate of employment.
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