CHED TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF POLICE AND MILITARY PERSONNEL
THE COMMISSION on Higher Education will provide a stipend to children of police and military personnel who are killed in the line of duty.
CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III said the scholarship program will be in partnership with the Department of National Defense and the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
“Nakausap ko po si Secretary Eduardo Año tungkol dito. Mayroon na po kaming MOA (memorandum of agreement) na ready pirmahan,” De Vera said.
“Namatay ang programang ito sa AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines), naubusan po yata ng pera at sa PNP (Philippine National Police) ay walang programang ganito dati. So, mayroon na kaming MOA ready for discussion and signing,” he added.
De Vera disclosed that CHED will similarly sign an agreement with the AFP to provide “Balik Loob” scholarships to the children of rebel returnees studying in colleges and universities.
“Ito po ay bahagi ng utos ni ES Bingbong (Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea) in one of the cabinet meetings to work on this program. Mag-uusap na lang po kami nina Secretary Año kung papaano at kung kalian ito puwedeng simulan,” he said.
The commission is subsidizing about 91,000 students in public and private universities through merit scholarships.
“Ito ay scholarship para sa mga matatalinong estudyante. At dahil sa Bayanihan 2, binigyan ang CHED ng P300 million para bawasan ng tig-limang libong piso ang utang ng mga estudyante sa private schools,” De Vera said.