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Celso thanks Senate for ZCPSC’s conversion into university

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Congressman Celso Lobregat extended his utmost gratitude to Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture chairman Francis “Chiz” G. Escudero and its committee members for sponsoring the bill on Tuesday that approved on third and final reading the bill seeking to establish, convert, and rename Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCPSC) into a university.

Escudero sponsored the said bill in the Senate for the conversion of ZCPSC into the Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University.

It can be recalled that last Decembe, Congressman Lobregat  shepherd House Bill 6741 in the House of Representatives, which was an act converting Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College into a state university to be known as Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University. It was transmitted to the Senate on December 12, 2017 and was approved only last Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

“I am really thankful to Senator Escudero and to all the members of the Senate Committee on Education for passing the Polytechnic Bill which became pending for quite some time due to political developments in the Senate, I am very glad that after countless times that I lobbied to our senators up there, they finally approved it,” Lobregat stressed.

Lobregat pointed out that the passage of the Bill will also modify the teaching and budgetary appropriations for Polytechnic and will also greatly help provide their students a better quality and accessible education.

As the father of ZCSPC, Congressman Lobregat is the one making the necessary representation with the national government offices in order to procure more infrastructures needed by the school in becoming the newest state university here in Western Mindanao.

“As what I have said before, I can only shepherd the bill, but it is up to the ZCSPC President and management to comply with all the necessary requirements before the election period this year in order to become compliant to the government standards,” Lobregat said.– Dexter Yap/PR




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