Muntinlupa City Government rewards top scholars with cash incentives

In the progressive City of Muntinlupa, top scholars were recently rewarded with cash incentives by the City Government in return for making tremendous achievements, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. Mayor Ruffy Biazon lauded the scholars who graduated with top honors.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

The Muntinlupa City government awarded cash incentives to its scholars who graduated with honors from colleges and universities.

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon lauded the 30 city government scholars who graduated summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude.

Of the 30, two graduated summa cum laude, 15 magna cum laude, and 13 cum laude.

Those who graduated summa cum laude received P30,000 each; magna cum laude got P20,000 each; and cum laude received P10,000 each. They were also given medals and certificates of recognition.

The summa cum laude recipients are Trubby Evasco Jr. of University of the East and Blaizah Mae Salvatierra of Adamson University.

The magna cum laude awardees are Vincent Julius Buenavidez, Lyceum of Alabang; Allen May Eduarte, San Beda College; Krishna Nicole Fagara, Adamson University; Tricia Lois Guevarra, Far Eastern University-Manila; Rodellyn Viara Llyod Marquez, Lyceum of Alabang; Elisha Natividad, San Pedro College of Business Administration; James Alec Ocampo, Far Eastern University-Manila; Shaira Mae Omega, San Beda College-Alabang; Jewel Ian Padilla, San Bed College; Shiela Mae Pamesa, Marianum College; Nicole Ramirez, Adamson University; Jaycee Mae Rufino, Far Eastern University; Paulynne Marie Santos, University of Sto. Tomas; Ralph Reindell Sicat, Emilio Aguinaldo College; and Trixie Maeve Simon, University of Sto. Tomas.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Do you believe that the City Government should keep on honoring local scholars who made big achievements in academics? Should cash incentives for the local scholars be raised?

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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City Government turns over 2,557 laptops, 28 photocopiers to public school teachers

The City Government of Muntinlupa provided laptops and photocopiers for public school teachers in a bid to help them adapt to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led a ceremonial turn-over ceremony of the first batch of 2,557 laptops and 28 photocopiers to Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Dominico Idanan and other school principals yesterday.

All Muntinlupa public school teachers in elementary, junior and senior high schools, including school heads, will each receive a brandnew laptop with specifications prescribed by the Department of Education.

Public schools are also set to receive photocopiers to aid in the printing of modules for the distance learning modality being implemented in the “new normal” of education in the country.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (4th from left) leads a ceremonial turn-over ceremony of 2,557 laptops and 28 photocopiers for public school teachers to Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Dominico Idanan (3rd from left) and other school principals last October 8. The local government of Muntinlupa will also provide tablets to public school students in the coming weeks in a bid to help them adapt to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

“The City Government of Muntinlupa will continue to support our teachers and students to adapt to the changes of the education system, no one will be left behind. We will ensure that everyone can access all kinds of learning modalities whether online or offline,” Fresnedi said.

Further, students who are in need will also receive tablets to help them access online learning resources. The City Government awaits the delivery of the devices to be distributed to the students. Fresnedi added that the city’s scholarship program will continue to be a priority of the City Government.

Muntinlupa Scholarship Program (MSP) acting chief Alvin Veron assured the public of the continuity of the local government’s scholarship program despite academic calendar shift and changes in teaching modalities.

The scholarship program chief said MSP will synchronize its services with the new academic calendar and noted that there will be adjustments with the distribution of allowance. MSP also plans to implement a cashless disbursement of scholarship allowance starting with Senior High School students.

Muntinlupa City offers a comprehensive educational assistance program with over 71,000 scholars in elementary to college, including technical-vocational, graduate, law and medicine schools.

Elementary and alternative learning system students in Muntinlupa receive an allowance of up to P4,000 per year. For junior high school students, the local government provides up to P5,000, while senior high school students receive up to P6,000 per year.

Further, State Universities and Colleges students, including beneficiaries of Continuing Assistance for Reintegrating Students Program, receive a maximum incentive of up to P10,000 per semester depending on their academic performance. Other cash assistance are given to different scholarship categories.


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Southville Calls for Top Outstanding Students, Awards Scholarships (PRESS RELEASE)

Southville Calls for Top Outstanding Students, Awards Scholarships

Southville Global Education Network (SGEN) through Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) and South SEED-LPDH College (SSLC), is conducting its annual Search for T.O.P.S. (Top Outstanding Performing Students) Program. The search is open to graduating public and private Grade 12 high school students from all over the country who belong to the top 10% of the school’s graduating class.

The T.O.P.S. is SGEN’s contribution to the efforts of the Department of Education (DepEd) in inspiring students to become achievers and make them enhance their academic and leadership potentials as well as their character, values, their talents in arts, and sports by way of recognizing student-achievers in high school.

At stake for the Top 20 is a college scholarship (major prize).

Applicants should submit a recommendation letter from their high school principal and accomplish application form downloadable at Deadline of submission of forms and requirements will be on September 15, 2019. The competitive assessment will be on September 28, 2019. Awarding will be on November 29, 2019.

For inquiries, please look for Mr. Roman Baluyot or Ms. Elyds Reyes at the SISC PR Office or call (02) 825-2358/(02) 825-6374 loc. 100, 829-1675 or email at for more information.

SISC and SSLC are known for the high passing rates in their PRC licensure examination.


Note: This was a press release issued by Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) located in BF International, Las Piñas City, Philippines. This PR has been added to this website’s dedicated section of South Metro Manila news and developments.