By Philippine News Agency
At least 12 Ilocano students have qualified for a Manila-based Buddhist school offering scholarship grants to interested applicants.
“We hope that there will be more students in the future to grab this scholarship from Guang Ming,” said Marina Giron of the Schools Division of Ilocos Norte.
For the first time, the selected students from the different schools in the province will join other scholars of Guang Ming College (GMC) and enjoy full scholarships, board and lodging, books, uniforms and school supplies, travel and international student exchange opportunities.
A fifth member of Fo Guang Shan International University Consortium, the 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,” Giron said.