BISU’s SOM gets support from Sen. Angara, Gov. Aumentado

By Ric Obedencio | 01:51 PM August 07, 2023

The newly-launched School of Medicine (SOM) of the Bohol Island State University (BISU) got support from various officials.

Senator Sonny Angara has provided an initial of P100 million for the school of medicine of BISU for its buildings, says Candijay Mayor Thamar Olaivar in her facebook post.

The post also carries the senator’s video expressing congratulations and support to the school’s launching the SOM.

“Congratulations Bohol Island State University for the launching of BISU School of Medicine,” said the mayor, whose town Candijay has a satellite BISU’s school of fisheries.

Olaivar said, “Thank you Senator Sonny Angara for your support to BISU by placing an initial funding worth 102M. Indeed, this gives hope to our aspirant medical students who would someday become experts and help our kababayans in the medical field. Thus, complementing the priorities of our Dear Senator – Health and Education. ”

BISU has installed Dr. Anthony M. Penaso as the third university president during the investiture ceremony on August 2, 2023. Commissioner Jo Mark M. Libre and Comm. Aldrin Darilag of the Commission on Higher Education joined the said celebration.

Meanwhile, Gov. Aris Aumentado has expressed congratulations and support to the BISU school of medicine in his message during the launching of the said school last week. The following is the full text of his speech.

I would like to send my warmest greetings to the Bohol Island State University on the launching of its School of Medicine.

Finally, Bohol now has a public medical school that will offer quality healthcare education for our future Boholano doctors.

To ensure an effective health system in our province, we need competent medical practitioners who will serve the people with their knowledge and skills.

We applaud the efforts of everyone at BISU in ensuring that our graduates are well-trained to become world-class partners in our pursuit of development.

With this new milestone, I truly believe that we are soaring higher in our educational system, and we at the Provincial Government of Bohol offer our 100% support for the launching of the School of Medicine.

This may just be the start, but I firmly believe that this will help us lead into a stronger province, anchored on this administration’s Strategic Change Agenda of creating resilient communities through the provision of inclusive health and social services and equipping our health workforce with the necessary skills to align with the current demands of our province.

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