Taguig City has given graduating Grade 12 students from public high schools ₱15,000 worth of scholarship vouchers each for use in the college or university of their choice.
The voucher certificate entitles the bearer to claim the amount under the city’s Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-Need (LANI) Scholarship program, provided that the student enrolls in any tech-voc, certificate, or baccalaureate course.
“This voucher is part of the L.A.N.I Scholarship Program that persuades graduates to take up tertiary education. To our beloved students, we have faced so much this year, let us get inspiration from this graduation. We will not abandon you. We are a loving and nurturing community, we are one family,” said Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano in his message for the graduating batch.
Apart from the P15,000 given to Grade 12 students, all Top 1 graduating students from Grades 6, 10, and 12 also received a cash incentive of ₱15,000, while the Top 2 students received ₱12,500.
The Top 3-10 elementary students also received P5,000 each while completers and senior high students received P7,500 each. Top 1 students in each elementary class also received 2,500, while Top 1 completer and senior high students from each class received P5,000.
“Taguig has always believed in the importance of education and continues to ensure that all Taguigenos avail of this right,” said Cayetano.
In February 2020, the local government passed Ordinance No. 6, a ₱700 Million Scholarship Program made to continue its existing projects.
The new ordinance also offers the following programs:
-Advancing Sports Competitiveness and Excellence (ASC Excellence) Scholarship Program which focuses on Taguig youth athletes; -Full scholarship to students of medicine and engineering with a return service agreement to the city; -Scholarship program for Taguig public servants who are interested in continuing their education; -Scholarship grant for the children or dependents of Taguig public servants, and -All Taguig City University regular students will be scholars of the local government with allowance.
As of April 2021, the city government produced more than 58,000 scholars and continues to accept applicants.