When Scholarships Become Oppressive
|Above copied from Mahds Guinto|
Acknowledging that these delays can cause inconvenience highlights a gross lack of awareness of how important these allowances are and how urgent it is to release these funds on time. This allowance is a lifeline.
CHED shares information on these programs through a blog on WordPress. From that blog, it can be seen that for most of the 4000 recipients, allowances as far back as March of this year have not been released.
|Above copied from CHED|
I am sharing here a couple of posts on Facebook from scholars that are suffering from this gross negligence and incompetence. Not having a living allowance for the past seven months (more than half a year) is truly oppressive.
How inefficient the administration is in releasing these allowances is truly in stark contrast on how quickly the past administration of Aquino managed to release funds for the highly questionable dengue vaccine.
|Above copied from News5|
The past Aquino administration could indeed execute. The makeup of the Commission on Higher Education is still largely from this past administration, yet this commission seems to be an exception when it comes to timely action. Perhaps, what makes this an exception is the fact that scholarships are really meant to help people while the vaccine maybe important for a more urgent reason for Aquino other than the well-being of the Filipino people.