“We have to ensure that deserving students from the province could be accorded a descent (emphasis supplied) education so that they could be able to uplift the economic standing of their respective families in the future. The full scholarship program must be spared from the political maneuvering of disgruntled sectors who could not admit that we were able to initiate the realization of the program.” — Mt. Province Congressman Victor Dominguez.
Apparently, our second favorite Cordiyera Congressman is restoring “his” scholarship program. Read the full story at Northern Philippine Times.
Our take: Yeah we do need descent education. With his help, the students will descend to the level of beggars that Mt. Province people have become famous for. Apparently, that was the purpose of the Congressman when he originally asked students to write him letters to request that they be included in “his” scholarship program.
The cynical side of me thinks that the Congressman is now making “his” scholarship program applicable to all MPSPC students mainly because not a lot of students wrote him to beg. What do you think? But maybe he really saw the light?
Okay, let’s give kudos to the Congressman for spending his pork barrel on the education of the youth. As we said somewhere in this blog, it is an inspired way of using public funds. Not a lot of legislators are doing that. And as the Congressman keeps on saying, MPSPC is indeed the first state university to “implement a full scholarship program”. This is so mainly because of him.
But let us be clear that these are public funds. It is not as if the Congressman is using his personal money to give Christmas gifts to kids at MPSPC who are getting descent education.
For related posts on Congressman Dominguez, click here.