Eleven incoming Senior High School students from the different cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental were granted of a scholarship at Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan. Gov. Bong Lacson together with Leroy Edwards who represented Yutaka Shimizu, chairman of Miyakonojo Higashi High School signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the said scholarship at the Provincial Capitol, January 9. The grantees were Elisha Faith Ba-at, Jose Paolo Delgado, Japser Desusa, Rachel Anne Deviejo, Stephanie Emnace, Nina Khryzan Jumilla, Wezy May Patajo, Rachelle Marie Rodriguez, Pamela Kristel Santa Ana, Kissa Sasaki, and Enrique Emyr Victoriano.
They will study General Health and Automotive Courses for three years in Japan. They underwent series of examinations and interviews before qualifying for the scholarship. The scholars are set to leave for Japan on March 2020. As stated in the MOA, the Provincial Government will pay the scholars’ monthly allowance, insurance, health and dental fees, enrolment and school fees, clothing and textbooks, educational camp, transportation tickets, bicycles, passport, visa, and other allowances while the school will provide the full tuition fee and full accommodation of the scholars for three years. Miyakonojo Higashi HS is a school of Houei Gakuen Educational Corporation at Mimata Town, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Also present in the MOA Signing were Board Member Agustin Ernesto Bascon, chairman of the SP Committee on Education, Karen Dinsay, head of the Negros Occ. Scholarship Program, and the parents and teachers of the students. /Capitol News