More than 500 participants composed of municipal scholars, their parents, relatives, friends and spectators attended the assembly meeting held at the San Jose Sports Complex last October 31, 2014. Said occasion was called by the Office of the Mayor to affirm their commitment to their scholarship.
Mayor Antonio B. Chavez spoke about the commitment of the LGU with regard to providing scholarship grants to students who are really determined to pursue their college education. He reiterated that his administration is fully committed to achieve its own aims and ambition that each family or household should have at least one college graduate. He continued of presenting the present thrust of the LGU of allocating funds for scholarships. He said that at present his administration has already appropriated a total of P2.0 million from its IRA, P1.0 million from DSWD and other national sources, and P0.5 million from TESDA for its skills development program.
He urges the scholars by saying, “Study hard and help your family. This is your only opportunity to pursue your dreams and aspirations. We will help you regardless of your political beliefs, whether you voted for us or not. This is our moral duty and obligation to you.” He emphasized this commitment to the participants while acknowledging also the presence of Municipal Councilors Domingo A. Tam, Julian Bausa, Raymund Pacamarra and Hassan Durante.
He also stressed that parents should help their students by constantly guiding them. He warned that when a scholar is remiss of his own duties and responsibilities being a scholar and pursue other activities which would affect their performance in school, the LGU will terminate the scholarship without second thought. He even encouraged the students to pursue a 100% scholarship that the LGU is most willing to give to those who deserves it. In fact, he said, the students today are more lucky because they can easily obtain scholarship unlike before when he was still pursuing his studies.
The assembly was ended by the distribution of scholarship certificates to the qualified and approved scholars.