Dong unveils marker on DVHTSU conversion
BACOLOR— Third District Representative Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales, Jr. and Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) president Enrique Baking formally led the unveiling of the maker highlighting the conversion of DHVTSU into a state university some seven years ago.
The unveiling was held last December 9, the anniversary of the conversion. The unveiling coincided with the visit of Gonzales to inspect the various infrastructure works inside DHVTSU and the oath taking of DHVTSU Parent Teachers Organization from all the campuses of the state university before the solon.
It could be remembered that DHVTSU, formerly Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trade, became a state university on December 09, 2009 under Republic Act 9832 through Gonzales’s initiative in Congress. In June 2009, Gonzales filed House Bill No 6319, An Act Converting DHVCAT into Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University.
This was then co-sponsored by Junie E. Cua, Exeqiuel B. Javier, Jeus Crispin C. Remulla, Marcelino Teodoro, and Cynthia A. Villar. Senate Bill 3306 was sponsored by Senator Manuel M. Lapid in the third and final reading; and co-sponsored by Senators Edgardo J. Angara, Miguel F. Zubiri, and the Chairman for the Senate Committee on Education Mar A. Roxas.
The conversion of the Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades into Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University officially took effect on December 9, 2009 when then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Republic Act 9832 at the Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades, now known as the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University.
As part of the state university’s task of providing education in the region, it had expanded into three campuses to better serve students in Pampanga. Today the Mexico, Porac and Santo Tomas campuses continue to operate under the DHVTSU brand of education.