NegOcc gov eyes more scholars for Australia

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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government may send more scholars to Darwin, Australia after signing agreements with two educational facilities in the area.

Lacson led a seven-person delegation to Australia’s Northern Territory last week to “see how our provincial government scholars are doing.”

The trip was successful, he said, adding that “everything was positive.” (

The governor met with the scholars, who said that they did not regret going there because the majority of them planned to stay and obtain permanent residency status

They requested that the scholarship program be continued, added Lacson.

The province currently has about 30 scholars in Darwin, Australia.