Issue of September 9, 2018
Mt. Province

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Bontoc students to get higher financial assistance next year
by Alpine L. Killa

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The financial assistance of the municipal government to students enrolled in higher education institutions in the province will increase next year. 

The Sangguniang Bayan passed Ordinance 305 or the Revised Student Financial Assistance which increased the P2,500 per semester grant to P5,000 per semester.

The SB increased the grant because only a few students avail of it. The SB said some students receive more from other agencies and offices. 

The SB also considered the increase in the prices of goods and the cost of living for allocating additional funds for the financial assistance to students.

Revisions covered in the ordinance include decreasing the number of slots per barangay, but would be compensated by doubling the financial assistance to the grantees.

Qualified to avail of the program are students who enrolled in college and who are studying in any educational institution within Bontoc, and/or outside the capital town provided that its main office/campus is located within the municipality.

A grantee shall receive P5,000 per semester, after the end of each semester, provided she/he complied with all the requirements which she/he will submit to the officer whom the governor shall entrust the program for supervision.

Requirements include letter of intent; certificate of indigence; barangay certificate that applicant is a resident in declared address; certificate of enrollment or other proofs of enrollment in an HEI with a minimum load of 15 units, except for graduating students who only have less than 15 units remaining to complete their degree; final grades immediately preceding the regular semester or summer prior to the applicant for college students, while high school report card for fresh graduates in high school; and proof of registration as a voter of the municipality for an applicant who is over 18 years old.

An applicant may be disqualified if she/he is already a recipient of a similar scholarship or financial assistance program by other institutions, except, where such scholarship is bestowed upon the applicant by the institution where she/he is currently enrolled in as a result of her/ his outstanding performance such as if the applicant is in the dean’s list and/or college scholar or a working student in the said educational institution; the applicant has a relative up to the fourth civil degree of consanguinity who is currently a qualified grantee of the student financial assistance program of the local government of Bontoc; the applicant has a general weighted average of below 80 or incurs a final failing grade in any subject, dropped one more of her/his subjects, or incurs a final mark of “incomplete” on the semester/summer prior to the filing of the application; and other analogous circumstances as may be decided by the Screening Committee.

The ordinance also specified that each barangay shall be allocated a minimum of five slots with an additional one slot per 500 population. Barangays Alab Oriente, Alab Proper, Caneo, Gonogon, Maligcong, and Balili have six allotments each, Bayyo – five; Bontoc Ili – 14; Caluttit – nine; Dalican, Guinaang, Tocucan, and Mainit – seven each; Poblacion – 11; Samoki – 10; and Talubin – eight or a total of 121 slots.

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