On 22 August 2012, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between AFPEBSO and the De La Salle – College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) was renewed through the annual ceremonial signing at the Asia Room, CSB International Center. The primary signatories were The Deputy Chief of Staff LTGEN GREGORIO E MACAPAGAL AFP for AFPEBS and Br Victor A Franco, FSC for DLS-CSB.
This event ensures the continuity of scholarship benefits received by 23 dependents of military personnel (13 of which are KIA dependents) studying at the De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. These dependents are enjoying free tuition and miscellaneous fees from CSB and stipend from AFPEBSO.
On his speech, LTGEN GREGORIO E MACAPAGAL AFP expressed his gratitude, in behalf of AFP, for the continued support of CSB on the programs of AFPEBSO particularly in helping the soldiers’ orphan. He said that when he was ten years old, as a boy raised in the province, seeing the lights in Manila for the first time, was an amazing feeling. Later I realized that the light symbolizes “enlightenment” which brings forth peace and unity, the general said.
The AFPEBSO Chief/General Manager LTC MANUEL V SEQUITIN GSC (INF) PA was also in the event along with the representatives of other partner NGOs and government institutions of CSB. The partnership between AFPEBS and DLS-CSB started on 13 January 2009 with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) covering the school year 2009-2010. Renewal was done every year thereafter such that the aforementioned signing was the 4th time since it started.