P63-M bridge inaugurated


ROXAS City — A P63-million bridge in Brgy. Pangabat, Jamindan town was recently inaugurated. It is officially open to the public and can facilitate the transport of produce to the market.

Pangabat Punong Barangay Lino Calixterio said the bridge is of great help to his constituents and the residents of neighboring barangays.

It shortens their time in bringing their products to the market, he said.

The military personnel will also have a shorter travel from Brgy. Agambulong to their 3rd Infantry Division (ID) headquarters at Camp Peralta.

During the inauguration, 2nd District Cong. Jane Castro thanked Jamindan Mayor Ethel Jinon for facilitating the requirements — like the deed of donation and right of way, among others — for the project.

She also thanked barangay officials and landowners who allowed their land to be used as road leading to the bridge. Jamindan public information officer Norma Chavez said the construction of the project under the President’s Bridge Program (PBP) started after the May 10, 2010 elections.

The ceremony was also attended by former 2nd District Cong. Fredinil Castro, PBP area manager Engr. Elmer Bacus, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Capiz 2nd Engineering District Engr.

Nilo Gavia and some Jamindan municipal officials and employees. (PIA/PN)

2 students bag DOST scholarship


ROXAS City — The province has two qualifiers to the scholarship program of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

According to DOST-Capiz information officer Sharon Portillo, two graduating elementary pupils from Capiz successfully passed the scholarship examinations for incoming first year high school students.

Bea Barolo Artuz of the President Manuel Roxas Memorial School-South and Edmund Rios Vigo Tan of the Capiz Commercial School were among the 91 passers from Western Visayas, Portillo said.

The PSHS national competitive examination was held in November 6 last year, she said. In the province, the examination was held in the Tanque National High School here, she added.

The two students will avail themselves of the government’s scholarship program upon their enrolment in the opening of school year 2011–2012, she said.

PSHS is a specialized public high school system in the Philippines that operates as an attached agency of the DOST.

It offers scholarships to Filipino students who are gifted in the sciences and mathematics.

Admission to the PSHS is by competitive examination only, and only Filipino citizens are eligible to qualify.

Graduates of the PSHS are bound by law to major in the pure and applied sciences, mathematics, or engineering upon entering college.

Under said government scholarship program, the privileges include free tuition fee, free loan of textbooks and monthly stipend.

Uniform, transportation and living allowances are also given to those belonging to the low income groups.

Last year, Kaarlo Sach Tupaz of the President Manuel Roxas Memorial School-South was included in the top 23 passers all over the Philippines, and is now enrolled at the PSHS Iloilo campus. (PIA/PN)

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