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In a formal ceremony held last September 25, the Energy Development Corporation (EDC), through its Community Partnerships, External Relations and Watershed Management Department (CREW), turned over the senior high scholarships to Foundation University.

Myrissa L. Tabao, Community Partnerships Department Head of EDC, presented the Senior High School Scholarship Grant in the amount of P 200,000 to FU President Victor Vicente “Dean” G. Sinco.

During the short program, EDC affirmed its commitment to one of the components of the company’s HELEn (Health Education Livelihood Environment) program, which is Education as an important component for the better of the society.

Currently, 20 students, coming from the barangays located near the geothermal site, are recipients of EDC’s scholarship program at Foundation Preparatory Academy (FPA), the basic education unit of the University.

Also present during the ceremonies were: Dr. Mira D. Sinco, former University President and FPA Superintendent; Dr. Cristina P. Calisang, FPA Principal and College of Education Dean; FPA Head Teacher Felipe Sullera, Jr.; and Pacita P. Nuique (EDC’s Community Partnership Officer) and Andrew C. Casuncad (Staff of EDC’s Community Partnerships Department).

Foundation University and the Energy Development Corporation, the country’s leading producer of geothermal energy, shares a common goal of contributing to nation-building in providing opportunities for quality education to every Filipino youth.