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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, January 5, 2017
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CHEd scholars
receive assistance

The Office of Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya facilitated the release yesterday of educational assistance worth P3,000 each to 205 scholars of the Commission on Higher Education currently enrolled at the Bacolod City College, its press release said.

The amount, totaling P615,000, covers the financial obligation for the second semester of the current school year of the scholars.

Gasataya stressed to the scholars the importance of finishing a college degree despite financial hardship or poverty, the press release said.

He said an student enrolled at the city government-run college pays P1,000 per semester and with the P3,000 assistance coming from CHEd, each scholar will still have extra money that can be used for their other needs while studying.

Gasataya said he came from a poor family and it was through a scholarship program that he was able to finish college.

The educational assistance was initiated by Mayor Evelio Leonardia when he was the congressman of Bacolod, and was continued by Gasataya, the press release added.*


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DBTI homecoming Feb. 4

The Don Bosco Technical Institute-Victorias Class 1992, the host batch, is inviting all graduates and past pupils to the grand alumni homecoming on February 4, on the theme “Celebrating the Bosconian Spirit...Then…Now...Always...”, its press release said.

Activities lined up for the event include a football match between two alumni teams at 7:30 a.m., motorcade from Victorias public plaza to Don Bosco 8 a.m., holy mass 9 a.m., alumni hour and general assembly at 10:30 a.m., tribute to former teachers 1:30 p.m., and the homecoming program, starting 2 p.m. until evening.

The host batch will also give out prizes and special awards, such as the Early Bird Award for the alumnus who will be the first to register, the Best Batch Shirt Award for the batch with the best shirt design, and the Batch with the Most Number of Registered Attendees, the press release said.

The homecoming will be a sort of prelude to the national alumni convention in May, to be held in DBTI–Victorias. Don Bosco Alumni Philippine National Federation president, Dr. Victor Endriga, will attend the event, Ian Arnold Arnaez, Class 1992 president, said.*


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Groundbreaking today
for new UNO-R bldg

The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the four–storey Integrated School building today, its press release said.

The new facility will house the Basic Education Department of the university, and will be located at the back of the Sta. Monica Retreat House within the campus.

Rev. Fr. Dionisio Selma, prior provincial of the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, and Rev. Fr. Eduardo Celiz, Jr., UNO-R president, will lead the groundbreaking ceremony with Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., the press release also said.

Expected to attend are members of the UNO-R Inc. Board of Trustees, the UNO-R School Board and the Basic Education community, along with OIC Regional and Provincial Schools Superintendent Gilbert Sadsad, and Bacolod City Schools Superintendent Cynthia Demavivas.

The Board of Trustees that approved the construction of the new building is composed of Selma, Frs. Julius Marcos, Manny Bolilia, Ian Anthony Espartero, Edgar Tubio, Cristopher Maspara, Cris Palomar, Henry Santiago, Celiz, William Villaflor, and Abraham Latoza, Dr. Socorro Victoria de Leon, and Ulan Sarmiento, the press release added.*


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