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Outstanding Pasigueño students receive scholarship from Meralco, Pasig LGU

Meralco and Pasig Scholars

Four aspiring doctors from Pasig City are set to pursue their studies at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) through the support of the One Meralco Foundation (OMF) and the local government of Pasig.

Officials from Meralco, Pasig City Local Government Unit (LGU) and Ateneo De Manila University personally congratulated to the scholars during a simple ceremony last July 11.

The exceptional students hurdled the stringent screening process for the scholarship program which grants them the financial support for a five-year joint degree of Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration in ASMPH beginning academic year 2022-2023.

OMF, the social development arm of Meralco, will shoulder the scholars’ major expenses such as full tuition fees and miscellaneous fees; while the Pasig LGU will pay their recurring expenses like uniform allowance, food, and transportation costs.

Upon successful completion of their degree and passing the licensure exam, the students will return to Pasig City to serve in public hospitals including the Pasig City General Hospital and Pasig City Children’s Hospital or the Pasig City Health Department.

“After more than two years in the pandemic, we in Meralco believe that this scholarship program will honor the exceptional sacrifices of our health workers and encourage our young people to take up medicine and serve our communities and our country,” OMF President Jeffrey O. Tarayao said.

Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said Meralco is honored to be part of the journey of the aspiring doctors, adding that the scholarship grant is part of the continuing commitment to support the medical profession and to contribute to improving the country’s healthcare services through the MVP Group of Companies.

“We continue to expand our commitment to the people, and we are very happy to support LGUs like Pasig because I think that’s where the best partnerships are found,” Mr. Pangilinan concluded.

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