Emy Ruth Gianan, News, Communication Management Office
Sintang Paaralan is intent on expanding its reach across the local government sector. Last March 17, the University signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation with the City Government of San Juan. Honorable Mayor Francisco Javier M. Zamora led the the ceremony, alongside PUP President, Dr. Manuel M. Muhi held at the city hall.
“Nais kong magpasalamat sa PUP sa tulong na binibigay nila sa San Juan, gusto natin yung ating workforce ay nakakatanggap ng maayos na edukasyon at makakatulong upang mapabuti nila ang kanilang paglilingkod sa lungsod ng San Juan. Napakalaking tulong po ng PUP sa ating lungsod, sa ating mga mag-aaral, at ngayon, sa ating mga kawani,” Mayor Zamora shared in his speech.
(“We are grateful to PUP for all the assistance they have extended to the City of San Juan. We envision a workforce that is empowered with quality education, which would then enrich the kind of public service they render to our constituents. PUP is indeed a blessing to our city, to our students, and now, to our local government employees,” Mayor Zamora shared in his speech.)
The agreement called for the creation of and collaboration on extension projects between the two public agencies. PUP will also be offering undergraduate and graduate studies program for the professional growth and development of San Juan City employees. These are underscored in two (2) separate agreements, one covers short courses offered at the Main Campus, while the other one expands scholarship programs and engagements with the San Juan Campus.
Mayor Zamora also expressed his vision to expand the programs available at the San Juan Campus, one of which is for Nursing. He intends to use this as a springboard to strategically support San Juan Medical Center, the local government’s main public hospital.
“Kami po sa PUP ay taus pusong sumusuporta sa partnership na ito. Makakakaasa po kayo na kami ay bukas lagi upang tumulong sa mga kasama natin sa San Juan. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat!” Dr. Muhi shared during the signing ceremony.
(“PUP is wholeheartedly supporting this enduring partnership with San Juan City. Our doors are always open to assist our fellow public servants from the city government of San Juan. Thank you very much!” Dr. Muhi shared during the signing ceremony.)
Aside from President Muhi, Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning, and Development (VPREPD) Dr. Anna Ruby P. Gapasin and Vice President for Branches and Satellite Campuses (VPBSC) Prof. Pascualito B. Gatan joined the momentous activity. Representatives also include Prof. Roseller Malabanan, Assistant to the VPBSC; Dr. Rolan J. Malvar Director of the Extension Management Office (EMO); Prof. Edgardo Delmo, Director of PUP San Jua; Dr. Carmencita L. Castolo, Executive Director of the Open University System (OUS); Dr. Henry B. Prudente, Chief of Extension and Community Linkages Center; Asst. Prof. Raquel A. Arevalo Chief of the Extension Support Center; and Mr. John Amiel A. Rivera, Extension Management Cluster Coordinator.
Atty. Dennis Ernesto Ruiz, Head of the City Human Resource Development Office, joined Mayor Zamora during the signing ceremony. The whole activity was livestreamed via the city’s official Facebok Page.
Photo source: Ceremonial Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Mayor Francis Zamora. (2023, March 17). John Amiel Rivera Facebook Post. https://www.facebook.com/100000744819978/posts/pfbid0hC77BviYV8Z37wcE1jDYuTJy9zE5txJD4TAJ6cBBbJS1kiRExrpkGyC8MmECxCa9l/
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