CHMSC to Become a University

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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines - Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) Fortune Towne campus will soon become a state university, as the Bacolod City councilors have endorsed the request of CHMSC Executive Director, for the conversion of this state college into a university.A resolution to this effect was sponsored by Councilors Homer Bais, El Cid Familiaran and Em Legaspi-Ang. Sayson's request has been endorsed to Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro.The CHMSC, which formerly was the Paglaum State College, was renamed CHMSC in 1983 by virtue of Batas Pambansa 477. It has met the minimum qualification required for it to become a university based on R.A. 7722, or the Higher Education Act of 1994 and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Order No. 48, Series of 1996. Said resolution states that the conversion of CHMSC into a state university is beneficial to students especially those residing in Brgy. Estefania as "it will boost the socio-economic activity of people in the said barangay, and Bacolod City as well." (Edith B. Colmo)DRIVE VS ILLEGAL FISHING BUTTRESSEDCEBU, Philippines - Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has recently called a meeting with the mayors of the municipalities and component cities in the province to give emphasis to her all-out campaign against illegal fishing. She reiterated to the local chief executives the need to strengthen their laws on illegal fishing and that they should be fully committed to the cause. She said that the related incident in Carcar City, where two commercial fishing vessels were caught fishing on restricted waters of the town, should send a loud and clear signal that illegal fishing in the province is not tolerated. For their part, the mayors agreed to have a uniform ordinance with the province of Cebu. …