Catanduanes State University

At the forefront facing the eastern pacific seaboard, is the Catanduanes State University, one of the distinguished state universities in the region. Driven by firm resolve in upholding the tradition of excellence through united front and consistent spirit.

CatSU distributes PBMM 25-kg rice subsidy to over 900 employees


Through the mandate of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., the Catanduanes State University started the distribution of the one-time 25-kilogram rice subsidy to the university’s 959 qualified employees on July 27–28, 2023.

Under Administrative Order No. 2, signed by President Marcos last December 2022, the employees who are eligible to receive the rice aid are those who rendered government service as of November 30, 2022.

As cited in the order, the initiative was meant to mitigate the effects of socio-economic challenges and boost domestic production of the Filipino farmers’ homegrown grains.

Around 479 bags of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) were delivered to the university.   

The 959 CatSU employees were among the 1,892,648 government workers, including Job Order (JO) and Contract of Service (COS) personnel, who benefited from the subsidy program.