Liga president vows support to brgy. scholars in Butuan
By Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, June 10 (PIA) -- Liga ng mga Punong Barangay (Association of Brgy. Captains) President Nestor Amora recently vowed to give his full support to some 500 barangay scholars who are currently enrolled in the Kolehiyo de Liga (Liga College) whose classes start on Wednesday, June 13.
Speaking before the newly-hired faculty members, staff and school administrators of the Liga College during the orientation on Saturday, Brgy. Capt. Amora emphasized that the establishment of Liga College was made possible through the concerted efforts of the 86 barangay captains in this city.
He even pointed out that by giving free and quality education to these scholars, this would mean great opportunity not only for the scholars but as well as to their respective communities since barangay officials and constituents are expecting much from them.
Amora also stressed the Liga College is the first to be established in the country, that is initiated by groups of barangay captains, offering scholarship programs to scholars of the different barangays here.
The official further said its establishment was realized through an ordinance crafted by the Association of Barangay Captains and it was in the later part of 2011 that the construction of the two-storey six-classroom building started.
“This is a dream come true for all the barangay captains here in Butuan City as we wish to give free tertiary education to scholars in each barangay,” Amora said.
Furthermore, Amora said for the school to sustain, it was also stipulated in the ordinance that each barangay shall allocate one percent of its annual Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) to finance it operation especially the salaries and wages of the faculty members and staff.
As an initial offering of the school, two programs: Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management are offered this school year.
The official said before 2016, they have targeted to construct the remaining school facilities and infrastructure such as another two-storey twenty-classroom school building since it is expected that every year, more scholars will spend their college education, as all barangays are required to send their scholars.
With this, Amora urged the faculty members, staff and school administrators to do their best to provide the students with quality education.
As a start, the faculty line-up of the school is composed of 11 master’s degree holder in different fields and four doctorate degree holders in education and management. (RER/PIA-Caraga)