Batanes’ lone District Representative, Hon. Ciriaco B. Gato, Jr., met yesterday, 19 January 2023, with Commission on Higher Education Regional Office 2 (CHED RO2) OIC-Regional Director, Atty. Marco Cicero F. Domingo, and had a brief discussion on the status of the provision of student financial assistance funded under the Tulong Dunong Program – Tertiary Education Subsidy (TDP-TES).

The lone district of Batanes currently nestles 2 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), namely, the Batanes State College and the Saint Dominic College of Batanes, who are partners of the CHED and Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) in the administration of TDP-TES.

(From left to right) Dr. Almacita P. Abrigo, CHED RO2 Chief Education Program Specialist, Ms. Marissa Salvacion Castillejos, Consultant, Atty. Marco Cicero F. Domingo, CHED RO2 OIC-Regional Director, Hon. Ciriaco B. Gato, Jr., Batanes District Representative, Ms. Leah Sandra M. Perez, CHED RO2-UniFAST Lead Regional Coordinator, and Ms. Mariton B. Talosig, CHED RO2-UniFAST Regional Coordinator.