MSU-GSC holds Groundbreaking Ceremony on Construction of STEAMS Building
by Jorgelyn C. Rivera, LPT
MSU-General Santos officially held its groundbreaking ceremony on the construction of the STEAMS building on February 5, 2020 at MSU-CETD Campus. The said building will house the Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics, and Sustainable Development Studies including the Doctor of Medicine, a four (4)-year post baccalaureate program consisting of basic science and clinical courses.
The event was well attended by multi-sectoral representatives and various officials from the Local Government Unit of General Santos City including Hon. Congresswoman Shirlyn Bańas-Nograles, Hon. City Vice Mayor Ton Acharon, Hon. Councilor Lourdes Casabuena, Hon. Councilor Dominador Lagare, Hon. Councilor Blando, and the officials from MSU System including Atty. Siddik Abantas, Director of the Legal Services Department of the MSU System in Marawi City, Board Of Regents Secretary Usman Aragasi, Hon. MSU Faculty Regent Santiago Evasco, and MSU Vice President for Administration and Finance, Atty. Jamaloden Basar representing the MSU System President Dr. Habib W. Macaayong. Also present were the officers and members of the Philippine Medical Associations (PMA) General Santos City Chapter and representatives from various hospitals in the city. MSU-GSC officials as well as faculty and staff were also in full force giving their all-out support for the said project.
The success of the event was a manifestation of a strong support and commitment from different stakeholders. The establishment of the College of Medicine Extension is pursuant to the mandate of the university to strengthen and expand its extension services to its stakeholders. Besides this, the call for the offering of the College of Medicine arises from the supportive residents of the city who have long been pushing for the establishment of a medical school in the region.
According to Hon. Lourdes Casabuena, MSUGensan has gone far after many years of making a difference. She added that the City Mayor, Hon. Mayor Ronnel Rivera is very supportive of the project along with the members of the local legislative council.
The Official Newsletter OF MSU-GSC
FEBRUARY 2020 | NO. 2