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Finally, Our Own University?

By next school year, 42 years after it came into being courtesy of Congressman Jose M. Alberto, the Catanduanes State Colleges will officially become a university. According to Senator Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, the bill authored by Congressman Cesar Sarmiento proposing the conversion the CSC into a full-fledged university has already been approved by the Upper House. Sarmiento’s buddy in the Senate, Chiz Escudero, however, says that while the bill has been approved at the committee level, it still has to be formally okayed by the Senate membership. The remaining process is just a formality and the bill’s enactment into law before the end of the year is a crowning achievement on the part of Congressman Sarmiento, whose patient lobbying for the bill among fellow legislators deserves credit. More importantly, the solon has done it right in his very first term, something two congressmen before him failed to do even with three full …