CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, San Fernando City, La Union, July 18 (PIA) -– Seven police dependents received scholarship grants from Saint John Bosco College of Northern Luzon (SJBCNL) on July 9 in a simple program during the flag-raising ceremony at the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) grandstand here.
San Fernando City Councilor Rodolfo M. Abat, president and chairman of the Board of Trustees of SJBCNL, awarded the scholarships to Evan Kyle C. Milo, Virgilio N. Corpus Jr, Ruby Jane Martinez, Jestoni Valdez, Jessa A. Espino, Samantha Corpuz and Benjie Boy Verdadero.
PRO1 Director Police Chief Superintendent (PCSupt.) Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu led the seven grantees – Evan Kyle C. Milo, Virgilio N. Corpus Jr., Ruby Jane Martinez, Jestoni Valdez, Jessa A. Espino, Samantha Corpuz and Benjie Boy Verdadero in receiving the award conferred by San Fernando City Councilor Rodolfo M. Abat, president and chairman of the Board of Trustees of SJBCNL.
Police Chief Supt. Franklin Jesus Bucayo, PR01 director, said the scholars are all dependents of policemen assigned within the region and are enrolled at SJBCNL for this shool year.
Four of them are taking up Bachelor of Science in Criminology and the three are enrolled in B.S. Computer Science, the two offered courses to which the scholarship applies.
Full free tuition for four years was given to these qualified scholars on the condition that they should maintain an average grade of 85 percent.
PSupt. Jovencio S. Badua Jr., PRO1 public information office chief, said this partnership was supported with an earlier signed memorandum of agreement to cater all qualified dependents of uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of PNP in Region 1.
These scholars, Badua said are the first batch of recipients of the Tertiary Scholarship Program of SJBCNL and PRO1 dubbed Gawad Bosconian Para sa Kapulisan ng Region 1” or the Bosconian Grant for the Region 1 police.
Bucayu expressed gratefulness to the leadership of SJBCNL for being their partner in enhancing the morale and welfare of the police force, aligned with the PNP Chief Police Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome’s 10 point action plan.
This is also in line with the public-private partnerships (PPP) program of the Aquino Administration. (ANL/MPA-PIA 1 La Union with reports from PRO1)