Philippine Army starts enrolling scholars to Lyceum of the East-Aurora

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BALER, Aurora-The Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion started to enroll their scholars at Lyceum, of the East-Aurora, Barangay Florida, Maria Aurora, Aurora on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto, Jr., acting commander of 91st IB said that at least nine persons are initially enrolled and will taking up different bachelor’s courses at the said school starting August 15, 2022 onwards.

He said that the enrollments process for two (2) former rebels (FRs), five (5) dependents of FRs and two active Philippine Army personnel were facilitated by Captain Candidato S. Paduman, civil-military operations (CMO) Officer under his supervision to ensure that assistance are properly administered.

“This is in line with our existing memorandum of partnership (MOP) with Lyceum of the East Aurora headed by Engr. Jaime S. Gose, President and chief executive officer (CEO) of Lyceum of the East Aurora. Five are now enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSC), two are Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, one Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and one senior high school. We are still evaluating others to extend our scholars to the needy but capable men and women desiring to continue educational and training programs at Lyceum in both the undergraduate and the graduate levels,” Recto said.

“I am reiterating my sincerest thanks to Engr. Gose for the usual support to us to provide quality education to our people in this province. Rest assured that your Philippine Army will do its part to our scholars to earn an education. We are committed in this agreement as part of our mission in bringing them back to mainstream society in order to have a brighter future,” Recto said.

On the other hand, Engr. Gose said in a cellphone interview that the Lyceum appreciated the early action of the 91st IB in endorsing the enrollees from among the former rebels, their sons and daughters and other relatives and siblings, who will be taking up college courses offered by the college, including those who will undertake the Senior High School (SHS) Program or Grades 11 & 12.

“There are also active members of the force who are to take the college degree programs and we are informed that quite a number of them intend to pursue further education through the Memorandum of Partnership (MOP) we signed with the 91st IB AFP headed by Lt. Col. Recto. This momentous move spearheaded by the battalion through the untiring efforts of its officers and men is a very significant contribution to the AFP’s program of national reconciliation, peace and countryside development through education,” Gose ended.