Monday, June 4, 2018

12 Ilocano students qualify for Buddhist school scholarship

By Leilanie G. Adriano
Staff reporter

LAOAG CITY—At least 12 Ilocano students qualified for a Manila-based Buddhist school scholarship.

The selected students from the different schools in the province will join other scholars of Guang Ming College and enjoy full scholarships, board and lodging, books, uniforms and school supplies, travel and international student exchange opportunities.

Marina Giron of the Ilocos Norte Schools’ Division reported that “out of the 35 student-applicants, 12 passed the screening test.”

Earlier this year, the Guang Ming College based in Malate, Manila reached out to the province of Ilocos Norte as it opened doors for Filipino students who want to pursue to pursue a degree in theater, performing arts and Buddhist Studies.

Established in 2014, the GMC is the fifth member of Fo Guang Shan International University Consortium.

GMC is known as an advocate of the so-called three acts of goodness namely: do good deeds, speak good words, and think good thoughts.

“These three acts affect our day-to-day interaction with people and surroundings mold our character and improved our well-being,” Ms. Giron said.

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