Description of the Project
The City Comprehensive Scholarship Program of the City Government of Malaybalay is a commitment to give a grant to deserving students. It is one of the strategies of the city to alleviate the perennial problem of poverty. Yearly, 125 incoming freshmen scholars for high school and for College City Scholars, 200 regular scholars and 30 I.P’s (Indigenous People) are given a chance to avail of the program. Indigenous People are our fellow brothers/sisters who belong to the 7 tribes of Bukidnon. Scholarship for IP’s – In order to be granted with the IP Scholarship, they should have at least 25% native blood and a certification from a DATU’s should be submitted that indeed their parents or grandparents are natives of Bukidnon. Scholarship for IP’s – Grade to be maintained is 3.0 per subject. Regular Scholars – Grade to be maintained is 2.75 per subject.Guidelines for College Scholarship Program: No grade below 2.75 for the regular and 3.0 for the IP in any of the subjects taken. Must carry a semestral load as prescribed in the approved course curriculum. Must finish the course within the prescribed course duration. The grantee must not be enjoying any scholarship or study grant at the time of application. Shifting of the course may be allowed after getting approval from the registrar. Termination of grants: Scholastic deficiency. Falsification of official records. Transfer of school and shifting of course without the prior approval of the school registrar. Membership/participation in any subversive organization. Each Public and Private High School is given slots of scholars based on the number of Graduates/Examinees.
Historical records show that sometime in 1910, a group of Higa-onons (highlanders) were the first to settle in the place. They were classified as Malay-Indonesian breed. The typical Higa-onon is a combination of three types: The Negrito mixture, the Visayan breed and the Eurpean-Indian Arab mixture. The early Higa-onons were nomadic but eventually settled down in a certain place at an indefinite time. They live in tree houses (batangan) or in a large house occupied by several families, raised in high stilts (tulugan) to escape the spears of the Magahats or Mangangayam (head hunters).
With the declaration of martial Law in 1972, PD 86 and PD 86 A and 210 were passed creating Barangays in the Poblacion or urban centers of the municipality and chartered cities where there were no legal barrios existing with the mayors of chartered cities and municipalities to extend formal appointments to Barangay Captain and Leaders in the area. With this provision as the basis, then Mayor Timoteo C. Ocaya appointed 20 barangay captains for the Poblacion alone. This was done in the middle part of 1973. The idea of creating 20 barangays in the Poblacion was patterned after the purok system because it was at this time where the purok leaders have shown their enthusiasm and willingness to serve the community. It was for this reason that the Municipal Mayor automatically appointed all the purok leaders as the Barangay Chairman and converted the puroks into barangays in accordance with law.
After a year of operation, Mayor Ocaya had sensed that the group of 20 Barangay Chairmen have become unwieldy and a number of Barangay Chairmen have signified their intentions to resign from their post. It was further argued that the population requirements as mandated in the loca lgovernment should be satisfied, meaning each barangay should have at least a minimum of 1,000 populace. In view of therefore going, the Municipal Council on December 1974, passed Resolution Nos. 146-74 and 249-74 and an Implementing Ordinance No. 87, 1974 reducing the number of barangays from 20 to 11 and appointing thereof their respective Chairman. As a consequence, merging of barangays has resulted as well as alteration of political boundaries was affected. Necessarily, the Municipal Mayor had to appoint another set of barangay officials resulting from its revamp. Barangay Number 1, manned by Atty. Manuel R. Valdez and Barangay 6, manned by Judge Alfredo Lagamon were merged into one and is now called Barangay 1.
1.Conducted outside the poblacion qualifying examinations to all graduating high school students at different high schools throughout Malaybalay City, to screen qualified examines for the scholarship program, to be able to help poor but deserving students graduating from high school to pursue college education, to be able to help I.Ps access college education and to encourage I.Ps to go to college.
2.Conducted Orientation for incoming freshmen city scholars, to recognize the scholars who will avail of the scholarship program for the school year, to encourage and orient the scholars with the necessary information, rules and guidelines that would be useful for them during their quest for excellence.
3.Conducted student/scholar intervention program, to update the scholars with the necessary information, rules and guidelines that would be useful for them during their quest for excellence.
4.Conducted Testimonial and Recognition Night for the City Scholar Graduates, to recognize the academic achievement of the scholars who will graduate for the school year, to honor the graduates and their parents for their sacrifice and hard work, to celebrate with the graduates and their parents the joy and happiness in this significant stage of their lives, to encourage the scholars in the lower years to strive hard and venue for them to look forward to.
5.Conducted Summer Tutorial Classes for English and Mathematics to all children of Malaybalay City Ages 6-12 years old. The tutorial classes tried to use various and interesting learning methods to fortify students’ memory. The program was an aid to the learners to cope up with the two specific subject fields and aims to provide learners effective learning skills that they may be able to use in formal school days. Learners who attended the tutorial classes meant that they were willing to acquire more knowledge for spending their time and participate actively in the lessons. The tutorial class ensures learners to have a better understanding because more effort has been paid to the subjects. Moreover, the main objective of the program was to reinforce the learning of the children in educational activities during the summer, to restore stability by giving the children something to focus on, work to complete and purpose in their days, to have social interaction with other kids and to assist those keen and enthusiastic learners with their learning. Both learners and facilitators have benefited from the program.
6.Received and facilitated requirements from all the city scholars of all levels.
7.Prepared payroll and obligation receipt for scholars and dean’s lister by year level.
8.Prepared Obligation receipt and voucher for scholars for the tuition/miscellaneous fees to be paid directly to the school.
9.Issued acknowledgement receipt for every scholar prior to claiming the allowance at the CTO.
10.Conducted meeting to all City Scholars for the updates of Benefits/Incentives.
11.Received lists of all examinees from 5 private schools within the City of Malaybalay for high school scholarship and computed slots for respective schools.
12.Submitted the available slots per school based on formula given to get the number of scholars per school for the approval of the LCE.
13.Delivered the letter to the corresponding school for their available slots.
14.Hanged Tarpaulins and Signage’s Congratulating the City Scholar Graduates.