3 CV universities to get P128 M in rehab funds

By Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star

Posted at Jul 20 2014 08:47 AM | Updated as of Jul 20 2014 04:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Three state universities in Central Visayas are getting a combined P128.3 million in fresh funding to help them rebuild facilities damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol earthquake, Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. said yesterday.

The Bohol Island State University (BISU) will receive P112 million; the Cebu Technological University (CTU), P14 million and the Cebu Normal University (CNU), P1.2 million, according to Gullas, vice chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education.

Gullas said CTU’s allocation would go to the university’s College of Fisheries in the municipality of Daanbantayan and to its main campus in Cebu City.

He said CNU’s allotment would be received by the central campus in Cebu City and by the university’s extension unit in the municipality of Medellin.

“BISU, CTU and CNU were among the 35 SUCs across the country found needing rehabilitation after they suffered damage due to Yolanda, the quake, and the Zamboanga City siege,” the lawmaker said.

Gullas said the actual damage were verified by the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Public Works and Highways.