MUNTINLUPA REBUTS CLAIMS ON SCHOLARSHIP REMOVAL OVER POLITICS
MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Muntinlupa City government has denounced claims about the removal of one’s scholarship due to politics.
In a statement, the Muntinlupa Scholarship Program (MSP) said there is no truth in a video posted on social stating that the local government has taken back the education assistance being provided to some students on the grounds of political preference.
The MSP assured scholars of the city government’s impartiality in the implementation of its programs and delivery of public service as well as warned them against fake news aimed at misleading the public.
The local government initiated the scholarship program to offer a comprehensive educational assistance program for students in elementary to college, including technical-vocational, graduate school, and for students taking up law and medicine.
It was introduced in 1990 to provide scholarship to college students in local universities such as the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (formerly Muntinlupa Polytechnic College).
But in 2013, Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi expanded the program to include educational aid for elementary and high school students.
Since its inception, the city has already more than 60,000 scholars on record.
Meanwhile, Fresnedi stressed his commitment to uphold fairness and objectivity in governance during his message in the local government’s flag raising rites this week.
“The local government will remain to place public service above politics. We are committed to be unbiased in the delivery of service for all Muntinlupeños, no one left behind,” Fresnedi said.
He urged local officials to observe solidarity despite approaching the mid-year elections as to not hamper or delay services for the constituents.