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Councilor Dizon seeks increase in cash incentives for honor graduates

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Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon wants a 100-percent increase in the incentives for honor graduates under the city government’s Honor Graduate Incentive Program.

Dizon sought to amend Section 2.2 of City Ordinance No. 2454, which provides incentives to students who graduate with honors from the city’s public schools.

The proposal was referred to the City Council’s committee on laws, ordinances, and styling for review. (https://bit.ly/2PRmRC0)

“Realities have changed since the passage of the Ordinance in 2016 and there is a need to make adjustments on the amount of cash incentives to be given to students who graduate with honors factoring inflation,” the measure red.

Section 2.2 of the proposed ordinance states that students in public elementary and secondary schools who graduate with honors are entitled to a cash incentive amounting to P6,000 for the Valedictorian; P4,000 for the Salutatorian; P3,000 for the First Honorable Mention; P2,000 for the Second Honorable Mention up to the Eighth Honorable Mention.

The city currently grants P3,000 for the Valedictorian; P2,000 for the Salutatorian; P1,000 for the First Honorable Mention; and P500 for the Second Honorable Mention up to the Eight Honorable Mention.