877 students to continue receiving assistance PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 July 2018 17:33

By DEXTER YAP

District 1 Congressman Celso L. Lobregat announced that all 877 remaining student beneficiaries of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)/State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) Tulong Dunong Program will continue receiving the educational assistance for school year 2018-2019.

This was one the of the issues discussed by Congressman Lobregat when newly appointed CHED Regional Director Emylou Yanga paid a courtesy call on the Congressman last June 27.

Lobregat said that the recently passed Republic Act 10931 already provides for free tuition and free miscellaneous fee in SUCs. But he has still pushed for the Tulong Dunong program so that the student beneficiaries in the state colleges and universities can still be recipient of the program and use the assistance to pay for board and lodging, transportation and other school needs.

Last Friday, July 6 Congressman Lobregat met with CHED officials and the scholarship coordinators of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) and Southern City Colleges (SCC) to validate the list of remaining Tulong Dunong beneficiaries. After the validation it was confirmed by CHED and the Congressional office that 877 remaining Tulong Dunong beneficiaries will continue receiving the educational assistance.

The 877 remaining beneficiaries of the 2018-2019 Tulong Dunong Program are enrolled in the following schools – WMSU-280; ZCSPC-200; ZSCMST-126; SCC-107; ADZU-95; while there are 69 others under the CHED TDP AY 17-18.

The educational assistance for SUCs is Php 6,000 per year or Php 3,000 per semester. The educational assistance for private school is Php 12,000 per year or Php 6,000 per semester paid directly by CHED to the private schools for tuition and miscellaneous fees. (Dexter Yap/PR)