More city scholars expected this year
COUNCILOR Jay R. Pascual, vice chair of City Council committee on education, said he is optimistic that there will be an increase in the number of city scholars this coming school year.
In a radio program aired on Thursday, Pascual reiterated his full support to the city government’s educational plans and programs, which can be availed of by the scholars.
It may be recalled that the 18th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy enacted Ordinance No. 13362-2018, providing for the City Scholarship Code.
Authored by Councilors Suzette Magtajas-Daba and Ian Mark Nacaya, the ordinance provides different scholarship programs for students. These include performance-based, income-based, College Financial Assistance, Research Grants and Graduate Course types.
The councilor encourages all students to involve and spend their summer vacation in outdoor sports activities. He said this is better and more educational than internet games.
“Labaw sa tanan, malikay pa gyud sila sa mga dautang bisyo sama sa droga,” Pascual added.
Meanwhile, as the chair of the committee on tourism, he expressed his gratitude to the city government for supporting the discovery and development of various tourist spots in the city.
“Malaumon ako nga sa umaabot nga mga katuigan dili lang ang atong water river rafting maoy gibantog ug naila nga tourist destination kun dili lakip na ang mga waterfalls ug uban pa,” he cited. (SP/JAO)