Extension schools of Pampanga’s DHVSU now regular campuses
The bill converting all extension schools of Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) in Pampanga province into regular campuses has lapsed into law.
That means Republic Act 11781, which was sponsored by the four Pampanga district representatives under the 18th Congress, has effectively converted DHVSU extension schools in Sto. Tomas, Porac, Lubao, Candaba, Apalit, Mexico, Sta. Rita, Floridablanca, Guagua, and Sasmuan into regular campuses.
According to a Sun Star Pampanga report, the bill was one of the 25 legislative measures that lapsed into a law after former President Rodrigo Duterte did not act on it until he left office on June 30.
The report quoted former Pampanga Rep. Rimpy Bondoc, one of the principal authors of the bill, as saying the new law would allow funding for the DHVSU campuses in 10 Pampanga towns to be included in the annual national budget.
“Ibig sabihin nito, magiging regular state universities na ang mga DHVSU sa mga munisipyo. Katulad ng main campus sa Bacolor, ang funding para sa operation ng mga campuses, kasama na ang sweldo ng mga professors ay manggagaling na sa national government,” Bondoc said in the Sun Star report.
He added that the enactment of the law “will further ensure the delivery of free quality tertiary education to Kapampangan students, as well as those from nearby provinces.”
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