Gov. Marañon Signs MOA with VMA, Maritime Sponsoring Companies & Students

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. President Atty. John Orola, Phoenix Maritime Corp. General Manager Lucas Jacinto, Leonis Navigation Co. Inc. Director Capt. Ronnie Tagat and Island Overseas Transport Corp. Manning Department Head Lorenzo, together with thirteen Negrense scholars signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a six-month scholarship grant under the “Study Now – Pay Later” - Bridging Program of the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program


Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated 4th from left), VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. President Atty. John Orola (seated 2nd from right), Phoenix Maritime Corp. General Manager Lucas Jacinto (seated, left), Leonis Navigation Co. Inc. Director Capt. Ronnie Tagat (seated, 3rd from left), Island Overseas Transport Corp. Manning Department Head Lorenzo (seated, 2nd from left), and Elizabeth Salabas, Chairman of the VMA Global College Board of Trustees (seated right) together with thirteen Negrense scholars at the MOA Signing for the six-month bridging program for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.*(Richard Malihan photo)

The MOA Signing was held at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.

The thirteen Mechanical Engineers who will avail of the scholarship are, Larry Flor Jr., Carlo Miguel Magallanes, Keenith Estoza, Joelex Christian Geronaga, Reymond Colacion, Marc Anthony Dolendo, Jefferson Tenebro, Greg Huervas, Franz Andi Tumbos, Ross Flores, Marvin Cloyd Rosal, Raymund Entierro and Jastin Corridor. They will study for six months at VMA Global College leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.

They will also undergo two months apprenticeship in their respective sponsoring maritime companies.

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 together Elizabeth Salabas, Chairman of the VMA Global College Board of Trustees.

Gov. Marañon said that this is an opportunity for them to become chief engineers and earn a bigger income to help their families.*(Capitol News)