Lifeline Assistance for Neighbours In-need

Scholarship Program

Revised 2015

Mayor Ma. Laarni Cayetano committed that under her leadership, all Taguigeños are special and all should be given fair opportunity to study, find work, and have a brighter future. (“Lahat ng Taguigeno ay VIP at walang maiiwanan. Lahat may oportunidad.”) She also believes that education is a crucial key to social progress and human development. Hence, the comprehensive Taguig City Scholarship Program was established under the Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-need (L.A.N.I.) Program.

Taguig City’s L.A.N.I. Scholarship Program was established under City Ordinance Number 9, Series of 2011 and the issuance of the implementing guidelines under EO 2011-11 with an initial budget of P100 Million. The Program was triggered by 3 key factors:

1)Statistics showing that in the Philippines, of every 100 pupils that enters Grade 1, only around 65 finishes Grade 6, only 58 proceeds to high school, with only 42 graduating.Of the high school graduates, only 23 will enter college and only around 12 or 14 will eventually graduate. The Mayor wants complete access to basic education, and to significantly improve both the quantity and quality of our graduates, especially of our college graduates;

2)ATaguig survey in 2009 showing that education and scholarship were among the Top 7 concerns of the residents; and

3)The fact that Mayor Lani was a scholar and a working student in college. Through this Program, she can reach out and provide scholarships to thousands, who, some day may become the leaders of this City, and perhaps the country.


  1. Bona fide residentof Taguig City for at least 3 years immediately preceding the application. Must be a registered voter of the City if 18 years or older, and with at least one of the parents also a registered voter of the city.
  2. Of good moral character both in paper and in deeds.
  3. Determined to finish the course or pass the bar/board examination
  4. Committed to love and serve Taguig City



-To maintain the scholarship, scholars must submit the application form and required documents every semester. General weighted average (GWA) for the duration of the scholarship covered should not be lower than 2.5, with no grade of 5, dropped, unremoved 4, or incomplete, or these grades’ equivalent, and must carry a load of at least 15 units per semester or its equivalent per trimester.

-For those with violations: 1st offense – probation/warning; 2nd offense – suspension; 3rd offense – termination from the scholarship.

Table 1. Taguig City’s L.A.N.I.Scholarship Program Types, Intended Beneficiaries, Benefits

Scholarship Type / Intended Beneficiaries / BenefitperSchool Year
Premier/Specialized Schools / For those enrolling in or enrolled in the University of the Philippines System (Luzon Campuses) & other public & private colleges & universities certified by CHED as Centers of Excellence in the NCR (seeTable 2). This is open to graduates of either public or private secondary schools. / P40,000 to P50,000
Full / Top 10 graduates of public high schools IN Taguig, regardless of the schools or courses in college. / P40,000 to P50,000
Priority Courses and Skills Training / Those enrolling in or enrolled in DOST-listed priority courses in DOST-listed schools (seeTable 3.1), or if persons with disabilities, must be endorsed by the city PDAO, or if taking up law or medicine, must be enrolled or enrolling in top performing schools as listed by the program based on the listing of PRC/CHED (seeTable 3.2). This is open to graduates of either public or private secondary schools. / P40,000 to P50,000
Basic + SUC/LCU / Graduates of public high schools in Taguig or nearby LGUs, who are enrolled or enrolling in an SUC or LCUs in the NCR. / P15,000
SUC/LCU / Graduate of private school who are enrolled or enrolling in an SUC or LCUs in the NCR. / P10,000
Basic / Graduate of any public high school in Taguig or nearby municipalities or cities within the NCR who are not enrolled in any SUC or LUC in the NCR. / P10,000
Review Assistance / This is a one-time assistance for residents who have already graduated, and are preparing for their licensure/board or bar examinations. Complete application must be submitted prior to taking the examination. / P10,000 for first-time takers or P5,000 for re-takers who did not apply and qualify in their earlier take/s
Leadership and Educators Advancement and Development (LEAD) / This is for those pursuing Masteral or Doctoral Degrees. They must be government employees, working either in local or national government for at least 3 years, based IN Taguig,and whose performance evaluation is at least very satisfactory.
This includes teachers (both public and private schools in Taguig). Applicants must not exceed 50 years old. Courses taken must be aligned with their profession. / Maximum of P60,000 (depending on units enrolled in)
Thesis/Dissertation Grant of P40,000

Note: Please refer to the appropriate Scholarship Application Form for the Checklist of Requirements,as these may vary depending on the Scholarship Type being applied for.


-For Premier, Full, and Priority Scholars with a semestral weighted average of “1.75” or higher or its equivalent (must be equivalent to the average of cum laude or higher based on the applicant’s school standards/handbook). Those who have a different grading system must attach a copy of relevant portion of their student handbook or other attestation.

Scholarship information and application forms are also available at the Scholarship Secretariat (Taguig) Facebookaccount and the City Government’s website: Scholars are encouraged to check these sites regularly for announcements and updates.

Table 2. CHED Centers of Excellence in the NCR. Schools and Courses included in the Premier Scholarship, aside from those in the University of the Philippines

1 / Asia Pacific College-Makati / Information Technology
2 / Ateneo de Manila University-Quezon City / Business Administration Education
Entrepreneurship Education
Information Technology
3 / Centro Escolar University-Manila / Teacher Education
4 / De La Salle University-Manila / Information Technology
Teacher Education
5 / Philippine Normal University-Manila / Teacher Education
6 / University of Santo Tomas-Manila / Nursing
Teacher Education
7 / University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Mem. Med. Center-Quezon City / Nursing

Table 3.1. List of Priority Courses and Schools for SY 2013-2014 (Based on the List of DOST)

1 / Adamson University / Chem Eng’g, IE, Com Eng’g, EE, CerE, Mech Eng’g, ECE
2 / De La Salle University / ME, ChE, ECE, IE, EE, MfgE, CS
3 / Don Bosco Technical College / ME, ECE, CoE
4 / Mapua Institute of Technology / ChE, EE, IE, MetE, ECE, MiningE
5 / Rizal Tech. University / EE
6 / TUP-Manila / ME, ECE, EE
7 / University of the East / ME
8 / University of Sto Tomas / Math, ECE, IE, ChE, EE, Bio Chem, ME

Table 3.2. List of Other Priority Courses and Schools

1 / Medicine / - Aside from those enrolled in UP and UST, those enrolled in Ateneo, PLM, FEU, UERMMMC, St. Luke’s College of Medicine, or De La Salle*
2 / Law / - Enrolled in Ateneo, San Beda College, UP, FEU-DLSU, UST, University of Perpetual Help-Rizal, Arellano University, FEU, PLM, PUP, Lyceum, and San Sebastian**
3 / People With Disabilities (PWD)/ SPED / - This will be evaluated based on merit and qualifications. All applying for this should attach photocopy of ID from Persons With Disabilities Office (PDAO).

*All are included in the PRC’s outstanding Colleges of Medicine in the country, September 2012

**All are included in CHED’s top 20 performing schools, 1999-2009