JAAF Welcomes New SEAScholars

Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), the social development arm of the Araneta Group, welcomed the new Student Excellence Awardee and Scholars. JAAF did the recognition and orientation for the Class of 2027 on two occasions.

Last 2 September, JAAF joined QC Mayor Joy Belmonte in honoring the 12 new JAAF Student Excellence Awardees and Scholars of QC. They were among the over 500 high school and elementary completers acknowledged for their outstanding academic and leadership performance, for which they received medals and cash incentives. Joining the event were Schools Division (SDO) Superintendent Carleen Sedilla, SDO Asst. Schools Division Superintendent Engr. Marc Padilla, and Education Affairs Unit OIC Maricris Veloso.

Diane Romero, JAAF Executive Director, led the Assembly at the Quezon City Public Library after the Recognition Ceremonies, together with Glenda Carlota, Ola Gealogo, and the JAAF Luzon Scholar-Officers. The new SEAScholars of Quezon City who were given 4-year Scholarships included Raisha Balili, Fatima Brequillo, Jhon Kenneth Cayabyab, Cristelle Ignas, Alesa Joquino, Eliza Llaneta, Gabriel Muyo, Janna Obierna, Celine Rogame, Zchem Tolentino, Julian Valerio, and Kirsten Zarate.

On 6 September 2023, the JAAF Bago City Scholars Class of 2027 was formally welcomed at the Bago City Community College.   The new 4-year Scholars are composed of nine outstanding students who were graduates of public high schools, including Eugene Batolan, Rahil Calicdan, Jules Carlo Gico, Rejie Mar Matias, Ela Mea Prado, Kc-lyn Rivera, Myca Angela Rodulfa, Blessie Graze Semblante, and Franze Villarata.

JAAF Student Excellence Award and Scholarship Program is in its 4th year for the current School Year, with 90 Awardees and Scholars. It is a partnership project of the Local Government of Quezon City and Bago City through the Office of the Mayor and the Department of Education.

The Bago Scholars Assembly was attended by DepEd representatives Dr. Neri Anne Alibuyog, the Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Marlon Destreza, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent; Dr. Christine Grace Gaudite, Senior Education Program Specialist on Social Mobilization and Networking, and Mrs. Gemma Guanzon, Senior Education Program Specialist on Research and Planning and Division Information Officer. Representing Hon. Yulo was Dr. Deborah Natalia Singsong, the College President of Bago City College. The JAAF Bago City Scholar-Officers supported the new batch of Scholars led by Christine Landero and Nathaniel Bermejo.   

Welcome to the J. Amado Araneta Foundation Family of Scholars!