Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Gov. Bong Lacson led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Central Philippine State University (CPSU) – Valladolid Campus, over the weekend.
Board Member Agustin Ernesto Bascon, Valladolid Mayor Enrique Miravalles, and CPSU President, Dr. Aladino Moraca also joined the activity.
The soon-to-rise CPSU Valladolid campus will be constructed in a two-hectare property located in Brgy. Bagumbayan.
The newest and 11th CPSU extension campus in the province will initially offer Agriculture and Business, and Information Technology courses.
Gov. Lacson thanked CPSU and the town’s local officials for their committed efforts to provide decent and affordable education to Negrenses.
“CPSU has greatly changed the educational landscape of Negros Island by providing both quality and accessible education with special focus on agriculture,” said Gov. Lacson.
It is my aspiration that every Negrense will be able to reach his or her full potential. And we know that for this come to fruition, each and every Negrense must have access to quality education, thus, today we are not just building a dream but taking the steps to make such dreams an actuality, he added.
Gov. Lacson also thanked Sen. Gatchalian for supporting the province’s endeavors to make education accessible to many.
Meanwhile, Sen. Gatchalian, Gov. Lacson, and Mayor Miravalles also attended the inauguration of the town’s multi-purpose covered court, which was scheduled on the same day.
Gatchalian is the chairman of the Philippine Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture.