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Marcos signs laws for 4 state universities 

marcos signs laws for 4 state universities

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed laws to benefit four state universitiesDon Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU), Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and Bulacan State University (BulSu). 

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signs RA No. 11978, establishing a college of medicine at DMMMSU-SLUC in Agoo.

The “Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-South La Union Campus-College of Medicine,” established by RA No. 11978, offers an integrated liberal arts and medicine program in addition to a doctor of medicine degree.

The curriculum will be learner-centered, competency-based, and community-oriented, with a focus on clinical and basic scientific courses. Its objective is to “develop a corps of professional physicians to strengthen the healthcare system of the country.”

The province and the Ilocos Region needed human resource development, and the law was signed in response.

The law is intended to offer services for research and extension as well as forward-thinking leadership in these fields.

The six-page RA No. 11978 can be found in its entirety in the Official Gazette.

The law, which was signed by President Marcos on February 15, would go into force fifteen days after it is published in a wide circulation newspaper or the Official Gazette.

Marcos also approved the establishment of the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) – Floridablanca Campus by signing Republic Act No. 11977.

Within its areas of competence and expertise, PSAU-Floridablanca will provide short-term, technical-vocational, undergraduate, and graduate courses.

It will be led by an administrator, chosen by the board based on standards, credentials, and guidelines.

Additionally, a search committee’s suggestion will be considered for the appointment.

The President also signed two other related laws: RA 11979, which turns the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Parañaque City into a normal campus, and RA 11980, which is the Revised Bulacan State University Charter and increases the authority of its governing board and curriculum.

“To this end, the Bulacan State University (BulSu) and its constituent units shall be strengthened as a state university to enhance its capability to provide accessible quality education,” Section 2 of RA No. 11980 stated.

Additionally, according to Section 4 of the statute, BulSu may collaborate with other academic institutions to build new branches or extension campuses.

The BulSu is required to offer professional training programs, advanced education, and higher technological courses for fields like engineering and technology, education, agriculture and industrial fields, accountancy, business and public administration, and medicine and allied health.

Law, tourism, aviation, artificial intelligence and robotics, hotel and restaurant management, and tourism are among the other courses that are offered. 

Its main campus is situated in the City of Malolos, and it has five campuses spread around Bulacan.

The towns of Bustos, Sarmiento in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Meneses in the town of Bulakan, and Hagonoy are home to the external campuses.

PUP-Parañaque shall provide undergraduate, graduate, technical-vocational, and short-term courses within its areas of competency and specialization, according to Section 2 of RA 11979.

It is required to carry out production, research, and extension services in order to promote socioeconomic growth and to offer progressive leadership in these fields.


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