CALBAYOG CITY -Mayor Ronaldo P. Aquino was among the guests who expressed felicitations to Dr. Avelina Bergado in her investiture as the second president of the Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU), this city.
Along with University of the Eastern Philippines president Atty. Mar P. de Asis, acting regional director of the Commission on Higher Education Maura Consolacion Cristobal, Regional Director Imelda Laceras of the Department of Budget and Management and Samar Rep.Mel Senen Sarmiento(1st district), Mayor Aquino, in his greetings and message of congratulations, also wished Bergado all the success in her new position and expressed high hopes that she and the university will continue to be the city government’s partner in its effort to sustain economic gains and in achieving sustainable development. The city mayor also assured the newly-installed NwSSU president of his administration’s continuing support and cooperation to her and the university. The investiture ceremony was held last August 8 at the university’s RSU-Socio Cultural Center and graced Rep.Roman Romulo, chairperson of the committee on higher and technical educations of the House of Representatives.
Also in attendance during Dr. Bergado’s investiture were various universities and colleges presidents in the region; Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento; acting regional director of the Commission on Higher Education Maura Consolacion Cristobal and Regional Director Imelda Laceras of the Department of Budget and Management, among others.
Bergado is NwSSU’s second president after Republic Act No. 9719 was signed into law October 14, 2009, renaming the then Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology into Northwest Samar State University integrating therewith Samar State College of Agriculture and Forestry located in San Jorge, Samar.
Before becoming a university, NwSSU was once a vocational school, converted to Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology when Batas Pambansa 304 was passed into law November 14, 1982. (AIMEE CATALAN)