69 LANI scholars join growing number of Taguig professionals


The now P400-million Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-Need (LANI) Scholarship Program has again proven to be a resounding success in populating Taguig City with new professionals year after year as a total of 69 scholars passed their respective board examinations this year.

 Brimming with genuine pride for the recent feat of the scholars, Mayor Lani Cayetano said the city has been proven time and again that it was not only correct in investing a sizeable amount of its resources to scholarship, but it was morally upright as well.

 “Our LANI scholars yet again brought good news to Taguig, so I am very proud,” said Mayor Lani, adding that the city’s scholarship program is also a way of giving back to Taguigeños.

 “What we are doing is leaving a lasting legacy that will benefit Taguig for years to come. As Bonifacio Global City and the soon-to-be-developed FTI area will need pools of professionals and skilled workers, we are confident we made the right decision”.

 So far, since the first term of Mayor Lani, a total of P1 billion has been earmarked for the LANI program.

 During the recent Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination, 42 out of 45 LANI scholars passed the licensure exam and achieved a passing rate of 95 percent, while 20 scholars are now licensed Electronics Engineers after passing their licensure examination last September.

The LANI scholarship Program has so far produced a total of 109 Mechanical Engineers and 67 Electronics Engineers among many other professionals.

Seven other LANI scholarship recipients passed the Electrical Engineering Licensure Examination, Medical Technologist Licensure Examination, and Chemist Licensure Examination.

City Scholarship Secretariat Lot Estacio, meanwhile, said they all availed the review assistance program for bar and board reviewees, which is one of the eight basic categories of grants under the LANI Scholarship Program.

The others are: basic scholarship or financial assistance; full scholarships; state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) scholarships; basic plus SUC/LUC scholarships; premier/specialized schools scholarships; leaders and educators advancement and development (LEAD); and priority courses and skills training.

To date, the LANI scholarship program has processed and given a total of more than 46,000 scholarships to more than 24,000 beneficiaries since its inception in 2011. ###

 

FILIPINO VERSION:

69 LANI scholars nadagdag sa dumaraming bilang ng Taguig professionals

 MULING napatunayan nang ngayo’y nasa P400-million Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-Need (LANI) Scholarship Program ang tagumpay nito para paramihin ang Taguig City ng mga bagong professionals kasunod nang pagpasa ng may 69 scholars nito sa kani-kanilang board examinations ngayong taon.

 Ayon kay Mayor Lani, na buo ang pagmamalaki at kasiyahan sa panibagong tagumpay ng mga scholar, muli napatunayan ng lunsod na hindi lamang kailangan na mag-invest ng malaking resources para sa scholarship program bagkus ay marapat din na ito’y gawin.

 “Ang ating LANI scholars sa muli ay nagbigay ng magandang balita para sa Taguig, labis akong nagagalak sa inyo,” sabi pa ni Mayor Lani kung saan iginiit niyang ang scholarship program na ito ng pamahalaang lunsod ay bilang pagkakaloob din sa pangangailangan ng Taguigeños.

 “Ang ating pong ginagawa ay para makapagbigay ng program na siyang magiging pamana natin at kapakipakinabang sa Taguig sa maraming taon pang darating. Ito’y dahil na rin sa patuloy na pagpapaunlad sa Bonifacio Global City at Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) area na mangangailangan ng mga professional at skilled workers, kaya tiwala akong tama ang naging desisyon natin sa ating scholaship program.” Dagdag ni Mayor Lani.

 Sa ngayon, simula sa unang termino ni Mayor Lani, may kabuuang P1 billion ang nailaan para sa LANI program.

 Sa nakaraang Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination, 42 sa  45 LANI scholars ang pumasa sa licensure exam na ito, na ang passing rate ay 95 percent, habang may 20 scholars naman ang ngayo’y licensed Electronics Engineers matapos ipasa ang kanilang licensure examination noong Setyember.

 Ang LANI scholarship Program sa kasalukuyan ay nagkaroon ng kabuuang 109 Mechanical Engineers at 67 Electronics Engineers at iba pang professionals.

 May pitong iba pang LANI scholarship recipients ang pasado rin sa Electrical Engineering Licensure Examination, Medical Technologist Licensure Examination, at Chemist Licensure Examination.

 Samantala, sinabi ni City Scholarship Secretariat Lot Estacio, na lahat ng mga ito ay tumanggap din ng review assistance program para sa bar at board reviewees, na isa sa walong basic categories na tulong sa ilalim ng LANI Scholarship Program.

 Ang iba pa ay ang basic scholarship o financial assistance; full scholarships; state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) scholarships; basic plus SUC/LUC scholarships; premier/specialized schools scholarships; leaders and educators advancement and development (LEAD); at priority courses and skills training.

 Sa kasalukuyan, ang LANI scholarship program ay napagkaloob ng mahigit sa 46,000 scholarships sa may 24,000 beneficiaries simula nang ipatupad ito noong 2011. ###


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