PHOTO CAPTION: THUMBS UP FOR EDUCATION. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Enrique Miravalles, and CPSU president Dr. Aladino Moraca, and local officials of Valladolid, Negros Occidental, celebrate the groundbreaking rites for the construction of Central Philippine State University (CPSU)’s technical-vocational campus in the said town in central Negros./iNEWS
BACOLOD CITY–A four-room technical-vocational facility of the Central Philippine State University (CPSU) for the benefit of central Negros students will soon rise in Valladolid, Negros Occidental.
The facility will be located in a two-hectare lot donated by the Soledad and Candido Montilla properties represented by former Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña in Purok Masagana, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Valladolid.
The groundbreaking rite was led by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Enrique Miravalles, and CPSU president Dr. Aladino Moraca as well as local officials.
“CPSU’s advocacy is to bring education to the marginalized sectors of the community in order to help break the chain of poverty,” Moraca said.
The project has initial funding of P8 million.
“The flagship goal of CPSU is the generation of life-changing technology to provide practical and sustainable agri-related livelihood options for economic alleviation of the locals and address concerns over peace and order in the community. Free tertiary education will also help poor students prepare for a brighter future. With the ISO certification of the University in all its campuses, no doubt the quality of education it provides is at par with international standards,” Moraca pointed out.
For his part, Miravalles said, “This will ensure education to our underprivileged students and serve as a blessing to our agriculture sector through the programs that will be offered by CPSU, including the Bachelor in Agri-Business (BSAB) and the short-term course organic agriculture NC II.”
Meanwhile, Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, assured his commitment to helping fund the construction of the educational facility in the town. (Eugene Y. Adiong/iNEWS-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)