HARMONIZATION PLAN. The two execs, Dr. Beth Borres and Dr. Carla Ochotorena (4th and 5th standing front row) along with other WMSU and DepEd officials who take a pose after a thorough discussion on the agreement for former DepEd Regional Office which will soon rise a medical school building.
DepEd Regional Director, Dr. Isabelita M. Borres attended the meeting with the Western Mindanao State University officials under the leadership of the newly appointed president, Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena in January to discuss current partnerships and programs, including its soon to rise School of Medicine.
Dr. Borres said that DepEd supports the endeavors and leadership of Dr. Ochotorena including the provision of opportunities to aspiring physicians.
“I see the need to have quality, accessible, and affordable physician degree for our graduates of the Basic Education Curriculum,” RD Borres quipped. “We are in one with WMSU in this great leap to comprehensive, global, and community-centered education,” she added.
In support, the Baliwasan office of DepEd will be vacated until March 30 to pave way for the establishment of the (continue page 2) School of Medicine.
The government-run university will provide opportunities to poor but capable students to study medical course.
“As the new president, my goal includes providing accessible and customer-focus administrative support system which will promote partnerships and establish linkages with students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders,” president Ochotorena shared.
The new WMSU president vowed to increase financial capability to be more self-sufficient through partnership and collaboration with business sectors and other income-generating programs and projects.