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Celebrating Excellence: OWWA-ARMM ODSP Scholar graduates Cum Laude

August 4, 2017
Celebrating Excellence OWWA-ARMM ODSP Scholar graduates Cum Laude A

COTABATO CITY – Normala Matula Bulingkig, a beneficiary of the OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OWWA-ARMM), graduated Cum Laude from the Mindanao State University (MSU) – Maguindanao. She was awarded during the Graduation Ceremony last May 25, 2017 at MSU-Maguindanao, Dalican, D.O.S., Maguindanao.


Normala is the younger sister of OFW Gina U. Bulingkig, a Household Service Worker (HSW) from Kuwait. She earned a degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education – Major in English.


She is the 5th among the seven children of Badal and Palumpokan Bulingkig.


Normala expressed her sincere and heartfelt gratitude to OWWA for giving her the opportunity to be one of the OWWA Scholars.


“I am sincerely honored, delighted, and grateful to have been selected as one of the recipients of the OFWDSP. Thank you very much for your generosity. Through this, I was able to fulfill not only my dream but also my parent’s dream. My degree, BSED-Major in English, wouldn’t be possible without your financial assistance. You have lightened the burden which made me focus more on my studies,” Normala said.


“Words are not enough to express how thankful I am. In behalf of the Bulingkig family and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much for your generosity and support. My latin award, Cum Laude, is dedicated to you and the whole staff of OWWA. You will always be part of my life and my success. May the Almighty Allah bless you”, she added.


The OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (OFWDSP) is granted to an eligible dependent of an active OFW with a basic monthly salary of not more than $600. The scholar receives a financial assistance of P 10,000.00 per semester.