Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson signed a memorandum of understanding with the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College at its Talisay Campus yesterday for the continuing development program scholarship grants for government employees.
The MOU between CHMSC and the province of Negros Occidental provides 200 scholarships in graduate studies, particularly in the Master in Public Administration (MPA) and Doctor in Public Administration (DPA) programs.
The MOU was signed by Lacson and CHMSC President Norberto Mangulabnan.
The agreement will take effect in the second semester of academic year 2020- 2021, a CHMSC press release said.
“In the midst of this challenge faced by the government, we have our government employees silently working day in and day out to deliver the necessary governmental services needed by the public, despite their personal fear of the virus,” Lacson said in his message.
“It is for this reason that this MOU signing ceremony is more meaningful today,” he said.
“We have long acknowledged the need to empower our government employees but the occurrence of this pandemic amplified the importance of government work. Given these, the need to empower government employees has gone beyond the question of choice; and has become a necessity,” he added.
Lacson thanked CHMSC for partnering with the province of Negros Occidental
Mangulabnan said they are truly grateful for the opportunity to be of service to Negrenses.
“Even during this most trying time of the COVID-19 pandemic, education must be provided and sustained, lest we succumb to stagnation and possible loss of human capital,” Mangulabnan added.
“Rest assured that entrusting us with the continuing professional education of the 200 government employees you have committed with CHMSC will really be taken care of properly. We will give them nothing but the best education and training as far as public administration is concerned,” Jay Estrellas, CHMSC Vice President for Academic Affairs, said.