Provincial scholarship program sends 3 studes to medical school

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- Three students in the province are benefiting from the Medial Doctors Scholarship Program of the provincial government.

 

Simonette Clyde Fangasan of the Provincial Governor’s Office bared that the three students are all female, one from the municipality of Paracelis and two from Natonin. One is third year Medicine proper studying in Vigan while the two others are in second year in Cagayan.

The Medical Doctors Scholarship Program established through an ordinance aims to address the shortage of medical doctors in the provincial government-run hospitals in the province. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan in a resolution noted that for the past several years, there was a constant change of medical practitioners particularly at the Paracelis and Barlig district hospitals causing problem in the delivery of health services to the people.

Under the ordinance, the provincial government shoulders the actual cost of the grantee’s tuition fees inclusive of laboratory fees but not to exceed P50,000. The tuition fees shall be paid directly to the school where the grantee is enrolled.

It also provides a book allowance of P10,000 per semester which shall be released on the first month of each semester; uniform allowance of P4,000 per year to be released on the first month of the first semester of each year; a monthly living subsidies of P10,000 for five months on each semester which shall include lodging and transportation expenses.

A grantee may be terminated from the program if with failing grades, refuses to continue her schooling, and for other justifiable grounds like dishonesty, any other form of gross misconduct or other acts inimical to the interest of the provincial government.

Termination of the grantee from the medical scholarship program, or refund of all the money spent in the scholarship program or both penalties shall be imposed to a grantee who violates any of the provisions of the ordinance and the terms and conditions stipulated in the memorandum of agreement.Juliet B. Saley (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

 

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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.