Gov. Marañon Signs Scholarship Pact with Kyushu Japanese Language School
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Manabu Taniguchi, president of Kyushu Japanese Language School, together with three Negrense-scholars signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a two-year scholarship grant in Japan, recently.
MOA SIGNING. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated center) Manabu Taniguchi (seated 2nd left), president of Kyushu Japanese Language School, together with the three Negrense-scholars at the MOA Signing for the scholarship program in Japan. Also in photo are Shun Senokuchi, NOSP Head Karen Dinsay, NOLITC Head Dr. Cristina Orbecido, and Executive Assistant to the Governor, Yoji Watanabe (standing l–r).*(Capitol photo)
The MOA Signing was held at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.
The three scholars are Kris Jane Bandejas, Arnelie Mayo, and Ria Arlos. They will study at Kyushu Japanese Language School in Japan for two years but they are also allowed to work 28 hours per week to support their living expenses.
As stated in the MOA, they are also assured of their safety and security during their stay in Japan and will be assisted for admission to a university or employment in a company after their two-year study.
The scholars underwent series of interviews and screening process before qualifying to the program.
The scholarship program is facilitated by the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division headed by Karen Dinsay, who was also present at the MOA Signing.
Gov. Marañon said that there is a huge demand for Filipino human resource especially in the fields of medical as well as hotel and restaurant management in Japan because of its aging population. He said that through the government’s various interventions and efficient implementation of the scholarship program, more Negrense students will be given opportunities to study in Japan every year.
The MOA Signing was also witnessed by Shun Senokuchi of Kyushu Japanese Language School, Negros Occ. Language and IT Center Administrator, Dr. Cristina Orbecido, and Executive Assistant to the Governor, Yoji Watanabe.*(Capitol News)