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BLR awarded scholarships to students through the Regular Scholarship and Isabelo delos Reyes Scholarship grants under the Workers’ Organization and Development Program (WODP).

The Isabelo delos Reyes Scholarship is provided to dependents of officers and members of workers’ organization for a maximum amount of ₱ 29,000.00 per semester for undergraduate study. Further, Regular Scholarship is granted to officers and members of the workers’ organization for a maximum amount of ₱ 16,000.00 per semester for their graduate study. In all, the scholarship grants are valued at ₱ 2,178,000.00 for school year 2015-2016.

The new scholarship recipients joined twenty-four (24) current undergraduate students for a total of thirty-nine (39) scholars who will receive financial support for the current academic year.

Fifteen (15) students received new scholarship grants, namely: Carl Strebelle May R. Pausal (BS Education-Bestlink College of the Philippines); John Paul G. Labay (BS Electronics and Communications Engineering-Institute of Creative Computer Technology); Janniele Angela A. Dimaculangan (BS Business Administration Major in Human Resource Development Management-Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba); Randy S. Percal (BS Nursing-Pamantasan ng Cabuyao); Bryan David N. Fuentecilla (BS Industrial Engineering-Pamantasan ng Cabuyao); Paul Dominic G. Manay (BS Mechanical Engineering-University of Perpetual Help System DALTA- Calamba Campus); Jayare L. Villasis (BS Business Management-STI College Parañaque); Patrica Ann F. Hombrebueno (BS International Travel and Tourism Management-Lyceum of the Philippines-Laguna); Aubrey Ann A. Bravo (BS Office Administration-Laguna State Polytechnic University); Arvin E. Salazar (BS Nursing-Pamantasan ng Cabuyao); Kimberly G. Barqueros (BS Computer Engineering-STI College Santa Rosa, Inc.); Manuel S. Daproza (Master in Educational Management-San Jose Christian Colleges); Roben T. Cabintoy (BS Business Administration Major in Marketing Management–Polytechnic University of the Philippines); Jerome L. Mallare (BS Electrical Engineering-Bulacan State University); and Jennica P. Oliverio (BS Custom Administration-Trece Martires City College).

“We recognize the tremendous potential of students and we are committed to continue granting scholarships and assisting the unions and their dependents in pursuing their dreams of a higher education.” Director Benavidez said.

Since the inception of WODP in 1994, BLR has provided opportunities for systemic learning and growth to the officers and members of the employer and workers’ organization including their dependents.