Baking welcomes move to rename DHVTSU to PamSU
BACOLOR— Incumbent Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University president Enrique Baking yesterday welcomed Third District Representative Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales, Jr.’s proposed bill that will rename the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) in the Municipality of Bacolor to Pampanga State University (PamSU).
Baking told Sun.Star Pampanga that the move is “relevant and responsive” to the emerging demands of the society and the competence of university. Baking said that there are manpower skills and resources that the different clusters of industries are currently looking for that the university could not produce with its current cluster. He added that renaming and expanding the charter of the university will give the university enough elbow room for expansion. This will also usher in more development in the academic profile of the univer si t y.
Baking assured that the university is ready to meet the change of an expanded charter. He added that the move is also in response to the emerging developments in local industries in Pampanga and the Metro-Clark area. He added that the university should at least be prepared towards the reality of producing the right kind of manpower that the ever developing labor markets require.
“The memory of Don Honorio Ventura will still be preserved as the main campus would stilll be known as Don Honorio Ventura Campus,” Baking assured, adding that Don Honorio Ventura’s memory will also be honored in the university’s campus museum. Don Honorio T. Ventura is the philanthropist, provincial governor and secretary of the interior to whom the university was named after. He sent to school then lawyer Diosdado P. Macapagal, a poet laureate, a stage actor, bar topnotcher and politician who later became the first Kapampangan president of the country.
Gonzales, for his part, said that renaming of the university will bring about the modification of restrictive provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9832 and elevate