Prov'l athletic scholars received stipend

Jul 18, 2019 ...

As part of the province's efforts to encourage and acknowledge the exemplary efforts of young athletes representing the province in national sports events, 18 student athletes received their stipend from the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) at the Provincial Capitol Auditorium, yesterday.

Former Senior Board Member and now Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc who authored the Provincial Ordinance No. 005-2016, also known as the Sirib Athletic Scholarship, was present yesterday to lead the stipend distribution.

The program was established to cater underprivileged yet deserving athletes from elementary to tertiary level to continue improving their athletic skills in their chosen field, without neglecting their studies.

The Sirib Athletic Scholarship, including Sirib Academic Leaders, Sirib Community Leaders, and Sirib Youth Leaders are among the scholarships offered by the Provincial Government.

PGIN distributes cash incentives to SPES workers, tourism ambassadors

Moreover, on the same day, 393 beneficiaries of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) and 100 tourism ambassadors also received their salary at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena in Laoag City.

The recent batch of SPES workers rendered a 20-day community service which started on June 3, while the tourism ambassadors started on May 6 and ended on June 2.

PGIN's SPES Program was awarded as the provincial and regional-level winner in the SPES and Job Placement categories by the Department of Labor and Employment - Region 1 last year. Also last year, the inclusive character of PGIN's tourism ambassador was cited by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines (ATOP).

by Stewart Ocampo



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