DOST opens college scholarships in Negros Oriental

By Jennifer C. Tilos


Image courtesy of DOST-Negros Oriental

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here is now accepting applications for its scholarship grants for college students in Negros Oriental.

Engr. Reinhold Abing of DOST said the scholarship will be given to deserving students who aspire to take up science and technology (S&T) related courses, those in, will be provided with financial and tuition assistance.

The scholarship programs are open to all graduating senior high school students who are enrolled in public and private schools.

Abing said Grade 12 students taking up Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) strand are all qualified to apply, while the non-STEM strand students must belong to the top five percent class to be able to qualify.

Under DOST’s scholarship program, which is RA 7687, or “Science and Technology Act of 1994,” it says the government shall provide for scholarships to talented and deserving students whole families’ socio-economic status do not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators.

Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching.

For Merit program, it is awarded to non-poor students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and willing to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology.

Exam passers will enjoy P40,000 subsidy for tuition and school fees, receive P10,000.00 book allowance per academic year, and be given P7,000 monthly living allowance for the academic year, among other benefits, said Abing.

He added these scholars have to be enrolled in any of the science and technology priority courses in any state university and colleges or private schools identified as Center of Excellence or Center of Development.

The DOST encouraged more students especially in the far flung areas to grab this opportunity and apply for the scholarship.

In last year’s examination, it is noted that Negros Oriental has 89 qualifiers out of 973 examinees for the 2018 DOST Undergraduate Scholarships.

Application forms and brochures are available at the Negros Oriental Provincial Science and Technology Center and can also be downloaded from the Science Education Institute ( ) website.

Deadline for the submission of application forms along with complete requirements is on August 31, 2018 (Friday) while examination is on October 21, 2018(Sunday).

For inquiries, you may contact DOST NegOr thru telefax (035) 421-2100; 225-4551 or e-mail



Dumaguete City offers P12K cash aid to college students

By Jennifer C. Tilos

Dumaguete City offers P12,000 financial assistance to qualified city resident college students for school year 2018-2019.

This is part of the city’s efforts to extend assistance to college students with difficulties in paying tuition fees, miscellaneous, laboratory fees and other expenses, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said.

Councilor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino said the P 12,000 per school year financial assistance will be: P 5,000 for 1st semester; P 5,000 for 2nd semester and P 2,000 for summer.

A panel led by Councilors Tolentino-Maxino and Lilani Ramon interviewed student applicants, including their parents, to determine eligibility and finalize the list of recipients to be enrolled in the program.

Councilor Maxino clarified that only qualified college students, city residents and enrolled in both private or public colleges and universities can apply under the program.

They too must have a general passing average (GPA) of at least 80% upon application and a passing GPA in the succeeding semesters.

Additional requirements include Report Card (at least 80%GA), Certificate of Good Moral Character, Certificate of Non-Tax Filer, Barangay Clearance (applicant), Barangay Certification (parents)-number of years as residents -registered voter and case study by the social worker.


Cebuano News: DepEd: Brigada Eskwela andam na sa pagbukas sa klase

By Leandria Pagunsan

PASIG CITY (PIA)—Ang buhatan sa Department of Education nangandam na sa pagbukas sa klase pinaagi mas halapad nga programa sa  Brigada Eskwela Plus.

Ang Brigada Eskwela Plus gi tumong nga mapadayon ug ilahutay ang mga kalihokan sa mga tunghaan sa tibook tuig sama sa pakigdugtong sa komunidad aron maaghat ang mga estudyante nga mu apil sa school activities ug ma menosan ang “drop-outs.”

Mahimo usab nga mu enroll sa Alternative Learning System (ALS), ug ang pakiglambigit ug pagtinabangay sa komunidad aron mapalambo ang “performance” sa mga estudyante.

Samtang ang mga Brigada Eskwela Hall of Fame Awardees gitahasan nga mu dasig sa mga pilot schools sa pagpatuman sa “innovative and community-led effort “ sa Brigada Eskwela Plus 2017.

Si Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones mipahibalo nga apil sa pagbukas sa Brigada Eskwela ang kampanya batok sa rabies sa mga magtutudlo, estudyante ug mga ginikanan.

Mga health educators ipaubos sa training sa rabies awareness sa dili pa magsugod and Brigada ESkwela.

Basi sa Republic Act No. 9482 ang nailang Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, gitahasan ang DepEd nga i apil sa school health teaching o curriculum ang rabies education program ug ang pagpaambit sa tukma nga  impormasyon kabahin sa responsible pet ownership sa mga estudyante sa elementary ug secondary levels. (lpp/PIA7/Negrod Oriental/This story was originally published at PIA Website on May 16, 2017)