Hon. Hadjiman “Jim” S. Hataman-Saliman, Representative of the lone District of Basilan will send five Basileños students on scholarship to the Western Mindanao State University-College of Agriculture. WMSU President, Dr. Grace J. Rebollos and Hataman-Saliman’s Chief of Staff, Arnel Paul Abah sealed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last March 31 during the university’s post-graduation party at the Grand Astoria Hotel’s Celebrity Hall.
With the desire of Department of Agriculture and the province of Basilan to strengthen the agricultural aspect of the province of Basilan, Rep. Hataman-Saliman gives away educational grants among his constituents. Among other schools, the government of Basilan preferred the university to carry on with the objectives of the project. “We [government of Basilan] believe WMSU has the capability and the capacity to lead students. We also believe in the leadership of the President and also [in] the Deanship of Dr. Salang,” said Abah. Also present during the MOA signing was WMSU-College of Agriculture Dean, Dr. Eriberto D. Salang. (Ekeena O. Lim)