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            Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. through its Scholarship Through Sponsorship Program is appealing to all civic-minded Buluseños to share their blessings by way of sponsoring the college education of bright and talented high school graduates who belong to poor Buluseño families.  This way, they will greatly help in moulding our youths into responsible professionals who may become future leaders in the community.

            A number of high school students who will be graduating with honors this coming March have approached Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. for possible college scholarship grants.  But, due to lack of sponsors, the association could not assure them yet of any slot this school year.

            Through this appeal, DBI hopes to receive responses from Buluseños who are concerned for the future of these youths.

            The Scholarship Through Sponsorship Program of DBI was conceived in 1983 and as of now twenty-one scholars have already graduated from college and another three will graduate this March.  Four are still in college.  If they all graduate by year 2006, there will be 28 graduates through this program.

            Actually, they are supposed to be thirty-two, but for unknown reasons four of them did not pursue with their studies after a year in school without even informing the association.

            In this program, DBI does not spend a single centavo for the scholars.  The association’s role is to scout for possible sponsors.

            Of these twenty-eight scholars, eleven of their sponsors are Buluseños.  They are former Assemblyman Augusto G. Ortiz, retired Maj. Gen. Cesar F. Fortuno, former scholars Edwin Gonzales and his wife Loida Gayta – Gonzales, Joel G. Fulleros, and Jesus Perez and anonymous Buluseños based in Metro-Manila and abroad.

            To qualify as scholar, an applicant must be the poorest among the top five graduates from the four high schools in Bulusan namely: Jose S. Reyes Memorial Institute, Bulusan National High School, Buhang National High School, and San Roque National High School.

            Those who wish to sponsor a scholar, may get in touch with Mr. Juan G. Galindes, Chairman of the Local Coordinating Board in Bulusan, or DBI President Rogelio F. Fuentes at 86 Premium Street, GSIS Village, Quezon City.  Tel. No. 929-5277.


Vol. XV No. 6 (January-February 2003)

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