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Catanduanes Gov. Cua signs ordinance granting scholarships to aspiring lawyers, doctors

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Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua just recently signed an ordinance granting scholarships to aspiring lawyers and doctors.

The institutionalization of the scholarship grant was one of the Governor’s promises during his State of the Province Address (SOPA) last October 2017.

The governor said that the province needs lawyers and doctors that’s why his administration will provide scholarship to deserving students “on the condition that they will have to serve the province” after they finish their studies.

Under the ordinance, grantees will render return service obligation equivalent to “one year for every two scholarship year.”

Applicants must be bonafide resident of Catanduanes and actually residing for at least five years in the province prior to the application.

Moreover, they must also have a general weighted average of 1.75 or its equivalent in undergraduate program. Likewise, he/she must pass and obtain a rating of 85% in Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhilSAT), and at least 90% in the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT).

The ordinance also provides scholarship grants to teachers pursuing post-graduate studies.

Governor Cua thanked the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for their support and cooperation to make his promise come into fruition.