The House of Representatives has just approved House Bill No. 9522, authored by deputy speaker and Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, which seeks to establish the College of Medicine in the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTSP) in Cagayan de Oro City.
In a press release, DS Rodriguez stated that the approval of the bill is very timely since we need more schools that will offer medical courses, College of Medicine in particular.
The bill will be sent to the Senate for another round of deliberations. DS Rodriguez is hopeful that the bill will become a law and CHED will approve the application to accommodate students next year.
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