Capitol scholar finishes Magna Cum Laude


A scholar of the provincial government of Negros Occidental successfully completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Ming Yuan College in Murcia as Magna Cum Laude.

Nelly Ambrocio, a Bukidnon, was awarded Magna Cum Laude and Leadership Award with a General Weighted Average of 92 percent, placing first among the BSA graduates. She is a member of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) from Murcia’s upland flower capital, Sitio Katugasan, Brgy. Minoyan.

She graduated along with 10 Pagkaon scholars during the 2nd Commencement Exercises of Catholic Ming Yuan College. As an incentive, Nelly will receive a total of P12,000 from the Provincial Government.

Nelly is the second child among three siblings of farmers, Nestor and Josefina Ambrocio. Unlike other farmers who are into high value crops and other root crops, Nelly’s family is into flower farming.

They plant and sell Chrysanthemum in their almost one-hectare ancestral land.

To help her parents, Nelly’s weekend routine includes harvesting flowers every Saturday morning, packing flowers for transport, spending overnight in the vicinity of St. John Baptist Parish Church in Bago City and selling flowers before the first mass every Sunday.

Nelly said that her family earns between P1,500.00 to P2,000.00 per week, just enough to buy their basic needs.

Nelly thanked Gov. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson and the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program for the support extended to her until she finished her four-year course. She also thanked her parents, professors and staff of CMYC for taking good care of her while she was studying.

Other Pagkaon scholar-graduates include Ma. Nina Malunes and Jeihwil Love Pana-ongon of Bago City; Jayson Mirambel, Liza Joy Remotigue , Ianna Louise Teompa and Jessa Villaflor of Murcia; Altheia Kate Monceda and Trisia Mae Regala of Hinobaan.

Gov. Lacson congratulated the scholars for their achievements and wished them success in their future endeavours.

He said that he will continue to provide support to the less privileged but deserving children of farmers, fisherfolk and livestock raisers so that they will be able to uplift the quality of life of their families.