11 Negrense studes get study grants to Japan


Eleven incoming Senior High School students from Negros Occidental province were granted scholarships at Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Leroy Edwards, who represented Miyakonojo Higashi High School chairman Yutaka Shimizu, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the scholarship at the Provincial Capitol.

Board Member Agustin Ernesto Bascon, chairman of the Committee on Education; Karen Dinsay, head of the Negros Occ. Scholarship Program; and the parents and teachers of the students also joined the MOA signing.

The grantees were Elisha Faith Ba-at, Jose Paolo Delgado, Japser Desusa, Rachel Anne Deviejo, Stephanie Emnace, Nina Khryzan Jumilla, Wezy May Patajo, Rachelle Marie Rodriguez, Pamela Kristel Santa Ana, Kissa Sasaki, and Enrique Emyr Victoriano.

They underwent examinations and interviews before qualifying for the scholarship.

The scholars, who will study General Health and Automotive Courses for three years, are set to leave for Japan in March.

Under the MOA, the provincial government will pay the scholars’ monthly allowance, insurance, health and dental fees, enrolment and school fees, clothing and textbooks, educational camp, transportation tickets, bicycles, passport, visa, and other allowances while the school will provide the full tuition fee and full accommodation of the scholars for three years.