Gongju extends technology and grant to city scholars
BAGUIO CITY - the Sister City relations of Baguio and Gongju City, South Korea has tremendously blossomed over the years that a partnership for modernization of the city’s public schools is now being realized.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan this week welcomed Gongju City Deputy Mayor Kyu-Sik Myung, Councilor Lee Chan Sun and members of the Gongju City Photojournalist Club who joined the Flower Festivities here.
The Korean delegation also relayed to city officials the donation of 100 brand new high-end computer sets to boosts the city’s public schools.
Myung said, “the donation is aimed at expanding the learning capability of students through the use of computers and cope with modern technology.”
Domogan who formally signed the deed of donation said, “the computers will be a big help to public schools who need it most.”
“The computers are still with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and will still need clearance before it gets delivered to the city, ” Domogan said.
After meeting with city officials, the Gongju delegation visited Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) to meet with 9 students who were chosen to be recipients of the 1st Korean sponsored Scholarship Program.
The Gongju City Photographers Club presented P50,000.00 while Councilor Lee Chang Sun presented P40,000.00 totaling P90,000.00 financial support for the students.
The cash grant is the outcome of talks between the City Tourism Committee Chaired by Councilor Elmer Datuin, the Baguio Everlasting Lions Club and the Gongju City Lions Club to host deserving scholars.
The Everlasting Lions Club were represented by Lionesses District Governor Editha Datuin, Becky Domogan, Lilia Farinas and others who took part in the awarding of the grant to the lucky students.
Aside from financial assistance, delegation also gave shoes, jackets and other school supplies and the promise of more financial assistance to students of Baguio as part of their commitment to the sister city program.
BCNHS School Principal Elma Donaal thanked the generous donation stating that the school is lucky for being chosen as a recipient of the grant.
Meantime, Baguio’s sister city Hanyu, Japan also announced that a cash aide for Typhoon Yolanda victims will be coursed thru the city government as financial aid to survivors.***paul rillorta