Applications underway for MP scholarship program

Bontoc, Mountain Province – The Office of the Governor is now accepting applications and requirements of college students studying in Mountain Province and outside the province who wish to avail of the educational financial assistance of the provincial government.


A special program of the provincial government, the Mountain Province Student Financial Assistance Program (MPSFAP) caters to poor but deserving students of Mountain Province enrolled at the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) and other educational institutions within and outside Mountain Province.  The basis of the selection of grantees is on the financial capacity of parents; hence, the employment and income of parents, the number of children in the family and the status of the applicant such as an orphan and/or a working student, are primarily considered.

Simonette Clyde F. Fang-asan of the Office of the Governor said that new applicants and former grantees who want to renew their grant are given until March 15, 2018 to personally submit their applications and requisites.

New applicants must submit to the Office of the Governor, 2nd Floor of the Provincial Capitol Building the following requirements: letter of interest to be included as a grantee of the program addressed to the governor, filled-up MPSFAP application form with one copy of 2×2 ID picture, original copies of Certificate of Enrolment and certification of latest grade, and photocopy of a Land Bank ATM Card.

Former grantees of the program need to submit original copies of certification of latest grades and Certificate of Enrolment.

Fang-asan explained that effective last semester, the P4, 000.00 financial assistance given to each grantee every semester is deposited with their Land Bank ATM Card.

Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. believes that through this program, the provincial government can lessen the financial burden of the students and their parents.

“As a father to my children and of the province, I believe and recognize the right of children to education. Thus, every year, the provincial government allots budget for its education program,” the governor mentioned.

Lacwasan also encouraged the applicants and the grantees to do their best in school so they can continuously avail of the program until they graduate. He also advised the beneficiaries to use the money they receive as payment for their unpaid tuition fees and the things they need in school.

By Alpine L. Killa


EL Kikasa

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.