ABANTE Mindanao (ABAMIN) is going to rescue some of the scholars of First District Representative Rolando “Klarex” Uy, whose term of office ends on June 30 this year.
This was stated by Representative Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro), apparently to neutralize the anxiety among Uy’s 2,700 secondary and tertiary scholars, who are bound to lose their slots at the start of the new school year.
“These deserving students should be allowed to realize their dreams of becoming professionals, and being a regional party-list group, ABAMIN will be able to help,” Rodriguez said in a radio interview.
It is presumed that Uy’s scholarship program likewise ends, as he vows out of office on June 30 this year, unless his successor, Representative-elect Benjo Benaldo, makes it part of his priorities.
Rodriguez founded and registered ABAMIN with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2007 and had it accredited with the Commission on
Elections (COMELEC), as party-list group on November 2009.
It took part in the May 10 elections, with party National President Maximo B. Rodriguez Jr., as first nominee. As of this writing, ABAMIN was already assured of one congressional seat.