Bill re­nam­ing, ex­pand­ing DHVTSU char­ter ap­proved

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

BACOLOR— Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte signed Repub­lic Act 11169 which re­names Don Hono­rio Ven­tura Tech­no­log­i­cal State Uni­ver­sity (DHVTSU) to Don Hono­rio Ven­tura State Uni­ver­sity (DHVSU) as well as ex­pand­ing its char­ter.

Duterte early this Jan­uary signed the bill af­ter it was ap­proved by both houses of congress. The law also lifts the re­stric­tions placed upon the state uni­ver­sity through its for­mer name.

Ef­forts to re­name the his­toric state uni­ver­sity were first in­tro­duced in 2017 by Pam­panga Third Dis­trict Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Au­re­lio “Dong” Gon­za­les, Jr.

Gon­za­les said that re­nam­ing of the uni­ver­sity will bring about the mod­i­fi­ca­tion of re­stric­tive pro­vi­sions of Repub­lic Act (RA) 9832 and el­e­vate the sta­tus of the higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tion from a tech­no­log­i­cal to a com­pre­hen­sive uni­ver­sity.

Ad­di­tional cour­ses in the liberal arts, med­i­cal and al­lied med­i­cal fields shall be of­fered in ad­di­tion to those spec­i­fied in Sec­tion 3 of RA 9832.

DHVSU will now be able to of­fer new cur­ricu­lum in the fields of Liberal Arts, Le­gal Man­age­ment, Law, Medicine, Al­lied Sciences, and Health-re­lated pro­grams in the near fu­ture.

Be­fore the bill was passed, cur­ric­u­lar of­fer­ings of the state uni­ver­sity, as pro­vided for in Sec­tion 3 of RA 9832, are lim­ited to ed­u­ca­tion, engi­neer­ing, science and tech­nol­ogy, arts and hu­man­i­ties, com­puter ed­u­ca­tion and other pro­grams within its ar­eas of spe­cial­iza­tion and ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

With the change, Gon­za­les said that ad­di­tional cour­ses in the liberal arts, med­i­cal and al­lied med­i­cal fields shall be of­fered in ad­di­tion to those spec­i­fied in Sec­tion 3 of RA 9832.

Specif­i­cally, the pro­grams which are re­spon­sive to the needs of both the so­ci­ety and in­dus­try are en­vi­sioned to be in­te­grated with the ex­ist­ing cur­ric­u­lar of­fer­ings of the uni­ver­sity like BS in Nurs­ing, BS in Phar­macy, BS in Med­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy, BS in Phys­i­cal Ther­apy, AB Po­lit­i­cal Science, AB Phi­los­o­phy, and AB Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion among other s.

“It will like­wise help the uni­ver­sity in re­al­iz­ing its as­pi­ra­tion of nur­tur­ing in­di­vid­u­als who will pos­sess the foun­da­tions for learn­ing through­out life, the com­pe­tence to en­gage in gain­ful work and be pro­duc­tive, and the val­ues and abil­i­ties to co­ex­ist in pro­lific har­mony with lo­cal and global com­mu­ni­ties. Most im­por­tantly, the in­sti­tu­tion shall con­trib­ute ben­e­fi­cially to the gov­ern­ment’s es­sen­tial strat­egy to fight poverty and fos­ter na­tional com­pet­i­tive­ness by ac­com­plish­ing its mis­sion of lift­ing eco­nom­i­cally and so­cially marginal­ized Fil­ipinos out of in­di­gence,” Gon­za­les said.

Gon­za­les is re­spon­si­ble for the pas­sage of RA 9832 for the con­ver­sion of the Don Hono­rio Ven­tura School of Arts and Trade to the Don Hono­rio Ven­tura Tech­no­log­i­cal State Uni­ver­sity which was signed by then Pres­i­dent Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal Ar­royo.

Chris Navarro

PA­RADE OF AWARDS. City of San Fer­nando Mayor Ed­win San­ti­ago and Pam­panga Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try, Inc. Pres­i­dent Rene Romero, to­gether with Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Ka­gana­pan 2019 Chair­man Fer Cay­lao, coun­cil­lors Har­vey Quiwa, BJ Lag­man, Rup­ing Dum­lao, Nel­son Lin­gat, Aizel Ma­calino and depart­ment heads flash the ‘Fer­nandino First’ sign dur­ing yes­ter­day’s pa­rade of awards and ci­ta­tions and mul­ti­sec­toral assem­bly at He­roes Hall.—

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