GUBAT,Sorsogon (BicolToday.com/23-Feb-2013) – Re-electionist second district Representative Deogracias ‘Ding’ Ramos met 147 college students enrolled in various courses at the local colleges here to share his views on the importance of a college degree.
Ramos urges the beneficiaries of the Tertiary Education Scholarship Program funded from his countrywide development fund to finish their courses.
“The challenges of corporate and industrial needs nowadays needs a proper education, be competitive, start with this scholarship assistance” Ramos said. The beneficiaries are the less privilege but deserving college students of his district.
Courses in audio-visual, Bachelor of Teaching and Technical Education leading to a major in automotive technology or electrical technology are courses opted by the scholar beneficiary aside from public administration, accountancy, education, entrepreneurship and political science.
The program was launched to pay for the matriculation fees beginning the first semester of a four year course until graduation, an approach different from other scholarships wherein piece- meal releases is done. It benefited a broader cross-section of the student population bereft of political affiliation of the beneficiary family, Congressman Ramos explained.
“You are not idle assets of our district, empower yourself by education, take advantage of this scholarship program, maintaining it is your responsibility,” Congressman Ramos told the scholars during the meeting.
At the open forum, Congressman Ramos assured the first batch recipients that the tuition fees which they personally paid will be properly addressed, the program administrators were instructed to re-compute if there is a shortage of funds since sourcing for additional funds will be prioritized.
He assured the college students that their ambitions to finish their tertiary education will never be left-out by his office. It happened because of the delay by the budget department in releasing the congressional fund was the administrator’s answer.
Sharing his political sentiments to the youth audience, he said: “this is a rare time in our political history that our President, PNoy is an honest leader. He wants that we share this brand of honest governance which is a challenge to all of you, us, that’s why, my congressional fund expenses is open-ended, meaning I adhere to the principle of value for money peso audit.”
“You noticed and heard that development priorities of barangays in our district were properly funded by my congressional fund, I hope to continue this legacy, for nothing is best than honesty”, he added. [BicolToday.com]
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