A total of 195 grantees from 1st-4th year students are recipients of the Municipal Assistance to College Students ( MACS) Program Board of the Local Government of Miagao. The program is now on its 5th year of educational grant to poor but deserving bonafide youth residence of the Municipality.

Mrs. Analiza Genille , MACS board secretariat said that  of the 195  grantees, 128 of them are continuing grantees and 67 are new grantees.

The grantees were enrolled from various courses at Iloilo Science and Technology University ( ISAT-U)- Miagao Campus.

Aside from the aim to produce at least one college graduate to every Miagaowanon family, the program is also designed to bring out responsibility and commitment of younger people to the community. Once chosen as grantee, they will have to comply with various requisites stipulated in their pledge. They must be involved in various government initiatives and programs and be active in their respective community.

The MACS was continuously implemented in 2013 under the administration of Macario N. Napulan, M.D, municipal mayor, after the enactment of an Ordinance No. 2013-40 establishing a scholarship fund for the MACS Program and prescribing qualifications and selection guidelines for scholars thereof.

Presently, the program has an allocation of P4 Million. Aside from the payment of tuition fees and other miscellaneous expenses, the grantees are also given monthly stipend in the amount of P600.00-P800.00 depending upon the distance of the grantee’s residents to the school.   ABM