Scholarships in the Philippines

LifeNets has supported students in the Philippines with scholarships at $10,000 per year.  We have been happy to see happy outcomes as students have not only completed their education but have gotten work in their field of study.

LifeNets Student Scholarships do make a difference! Since 2011, 12 students have matriculated and graduated from either two-year or as in the case of most of them, four-year university programs in the Philippines. Many of the graduates are employed in their field of education, while a few are waiting for positions to open up.

This article will highlight five LifeNets scholars.

To state again, it is the generosity of LifeNets and their scholarship program that has allowed the funding of these students!  THANK YOU LIFENETS!!!

-- Earl L. Roemer, UCG Senior Pastor for the Philippines and Hong Kong

More about the LifeNets Scholarship Program on our Legacy site at

Shena Mae Bacor

Shena lives on the Southern Island of Mindanao. She graduated in 2014 with a 2 year degree in Bookkeeping. She worked as office saff at Nelshen Marketing in Tagum City for three years. She is currently working as an office clerk at Conchin Textiles in Davao City.

Zeeryl Joy C. Verde

Zeeryl lives in the Visayas on the Island of Negros Occidental in Bacolod City.  She graduated with a BS in Secondary Education (Major in English), March 2016. In March 2017, she passed the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT). She currently teaches at Livingstone International School in Bacolod City (handling Grade 6 Class Advisory).  Her goal is to be an International English Teacher for Secondary Education.

Emmanuel Larosa

Emmanuel lives on the Northern Island of Luzon, in the greater Manila area. He graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Secondary Education, with a Major in Mathematics, from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines—Santa Rosa Campus. He just passed the Licensure Exams for Teachers March 26, 2017. Presently he works as office staff for a private company, Sykes Asia. Now that he is a Licensed Teacher, he hopes to land a teaching job soon.

Wrestly Cinco

Wrestly lives in the greater Manila area on the Island of Luzon. She matriculated two years at University. She had planned to enroll at Polytechnic University of the Philippines—Santa Rosa Campus, to attain her teaching degree, but decided to take a job as a swim instructress at the Aqualogic Swim Company.

Leah Abigail Manumbas

Leah lives on the Island of Luzon, in the city of Bulacan, North of Manila. Leah’s Dad, Larry Manumbas, died very young of cancer (1997) leaving his widow and Leah. Life was not easy for them.  Leah was able to attend university with a generous scholarship from Life Nets. She graduated May 2016 with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education, from Bulacan State University. She passed the Teachers’ Board Exams, November 2016. At the start of this current school year, Monday, June 5, 2017, she has been given the opportunity to be a substitute teacher in a public school in the province of Bulacan. She hopes to be given a permanent teaching position soon. Leah is very grateful to Life Nets and the Church for giving her the opportunity to support her studies and finish her college education.  Following is a quote from a card Leah sent to the Senior Pastor…”Good day, Sir!  I just want to express my sincere gratitude to you for allowing yourself to become God’s instrument in giving me the opportunity to study once again and to pursue a bachelors’ degree in education….”(dated May 6, 2016)