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Toby Tiangco welcomes Navotas’ new sports scholars

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Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with 157 student-athletes to further hone their talent.

The athletes are part of the fourth batch of the NavotaAs Athletic Scholarship Program.

“Just a few days ago, we witnessed how Filipino athletes brought pride and joy to our country in the 30th South East Asian Games. We hope that in the years to come, we will see our own athletes represent Navotas and the Philippines in international sports events,” Tiangco said.

Under the MOA, athletic scholars will receive P16,500 for transportation and food allowance, and P1,500 for uniform and equipment per academic year.

Their scholarship may be renewed annually provided they attend the trainings scheduled by the city government and win at least third place or its equivalent in any regional or national sports competitions.

The athletic sch­olarship, which was established in 2016, is open to students who championed in table tennis, taekwondo, swimming, athletics, badminton, arnis, and chess at the Navotas schools division meet.