PALO, Leyte- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here in the region provided financial assistance to 34 students who comes from areas hit by supertyphoon Yolanda.
Each of the students, who were all scholars of the department, received P8,000 each, said Engr. Ramil Uy, senior science research specialist of the DOST-8 said during a press conference on April 21.
The beneficiaries were identified by their central office and residents of Sta. Fe, Alangalang and Ormoc City, all in Leyte and Basey in Samar.
The beneficiaries of the financial assistance are studying under the scholarship program of the DOST currently enrolled at the Eastern Visayas State University –Ormoc Campus ,University of the Philippines in the Visayas Tacloban College and Samar State University.
Uy said that the financial assistance extended to the students could be used by them to help repair their houses damaged during the November 8, 2013 massive typhoon.
Uy informed that they have submitted a request for an additional number of students who could be given similar assistance. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)