Gov. Socrates backs establishment of medschool in PSU


Palawan Governor V Dennis Socrates has signed a letter of commitment for the establishment of a first Regional Medical School in MIMAROPA.

Socrates supported the planned School of Medicine at the Palawan State University.

The ceremonial signing was held at the Governor’s Conference Room in the presence of some Commission on Higher Education (CHED) officials led by Commissioner Dr. Jo Mark Libre and CHED Regional Director Atty. Joselito Alisuag.

Also in attendance were Palawan State University officials led by University President Dr. Ramon Docto, representative from the Office of Sen. Francis Escudero, Provincial Administrator Atty. Jethro Palayon and Provincial Information Officer Atty. Christian Jay Cojamco.

“Nakasaad sa kasulatan na magbibigay suporta ang Pamahalaang Panlalawigan sa PSU School of Medicine sa pamamagitan ng pagtulong sa Provincial Hospital (Ospital ng Palawan) na ma-upgrade ito bilang Level III Hospital na magsisilbing ‘base hospital’ ng mga medical students,” the PIO said.

Meanwhile, Libre said that the CHED is very supportive of the endeavor.

“I brought this matter before the CHED Commission En Banc because in the province of Palawan there is no medicine program offering and ‘Doktor para sa Bayan’ is an urgent call to allow our students to really avail this kind of educational intervention. For the record, the Commission En Banc is very supportive in terms of the establishment of the new School of Medicine that will be placed in Palawan,” he said.

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