The family of Deputy Speaker and Pampanga Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr. donated a half hectare property in San Fernando City intended to be the site of the new Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) campus.
The donation of the land in Barangay Malino was formalized in a memorandum of agreement at the DHVSU main campus earlier this month.
Gonzales along with his children, Board Member Mica Gonzales, San Fernando City councilor Aurelio “Brenz” Gonzales and Aurelio Gonzales III led the signing for the new campus with San Fernando City Mayor Vilma Caluag and DHVSU president Enrique Baking.
In a Sun Star Pampanga report, the older Gonzales said the new campus will be a great relief for students of the city coming from the north.
Gonzales had pledged to fund the building requirements and other facilities of the campus through congressional appropriation.
“This will greatly facilitate the need for accessible education for those in the border barangays of San Fernando,” he was quoted as saying.
DHVSU president Enrique Baking clarified that the new campus will not compete with the current programs offered by the City College of San Fernando.
Caluag expressed support for the program and hailed the establishment of a DHVSU facility in the city.
“We are happy that we now have a city college and DHVSU campus in the city,” she said.