MIAGAO, Iloilo  – The Miagao Assistance to College Students grantees vowed to be diligent and responsible students during the Orientation Program at the JRBB Hall on July 29, 2019.

This, after the 94 MACS Program Grantees for Academic Year 2019- 2010 signed their Undertaking that they will comply for the period that they remain scholars of the Municipality.

As scholars they have to take up regular load required for the semester of the academic year, must not drop or incur failing grades, submit to the Board a certified true copy of grades before the start of the next semester, must maintain good moral character in school and in the community, must not take prohibited drugs or join any organization that espouses violence and other illegal activities and render civic and social activities as determined by the Board.

MACS Program is a full scholarship grant to tertiary education to poor but deserving and qualified high schools Miagaowanon graduates.  It was implemented after the enactment of Ordinance No. 2013-40, “An Ordinance Establishing a Scholarship Fund for the Municipal Assistance to College Students (MACS) Program and Prescribing Qualifications and Selection Guidelines for Scholars Thereof.”

Hon. Macario Napulan in his message said that “literacy and education is among his priority programs as he hopes for the Miagaowanon human resources to become globally competitive.  He also hopes to produce at least one graduate to every economically disadvantage Miagaowanon family and provide opportunities to poor but talented and promising students to carry out their academic pursuits.

The applicants undergone series of qualifying activities to include written examination, and interview.  These grantees will enjoy free payment to matriculation and other miscellaneous expenses.  They are also given monthly stipend in the amount of P600.00 to P800.00 depending upon the distance of the grantee’s residence to the school.

Now on its 6th year, the Program has produced 245 graduates from 2015 to 2019. (ABMande)