Bak­ing wel­comes move to re­name DHVTSU to PamSU

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAM PO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Reporter

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

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