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.

๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ. ๐€๐ณ๐š๐ง๐ณ๐š ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ— ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐›๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐€๐“๐’๐” ๐›๐ฎ๐๐ ๐ž๐ญ; ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ . ๐‹๐ž๐จ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ


    CatSU President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza in his official travel to Manila met with Senator Francis โ€œChizโ€ Escudero, the current Chair of Senate Committee on Higher Education to discuss academic concerns including university budget.

    Dr. Azanza also had the chance to meet 9 members of the legislature during the Committee hearings/meeting of the 19th Congress, including Sen. Mark Villar, Sen. Bong Go, Sen. Grace Poe, Sen. Robin Padilla, Sen. Joel Villanueva, and Sen. Bato Dela Rosa. He also met with Sen. Francis Tolentino and Senator Ramon โ€œBongโ€ Revilla whom the president requested additional classrooms and faculty research center from.

    Dr. Azanza expressed his gratitude to Cong. Leo Rodriguez for his support to CatSU and fellow Catandunganons, and for personally accompanying him to the offices of Senator Francis Tolentino and Senator Bong Revilla.

    In the quest for working on CatSUโ€™s budget to abate the decline in the annual budget of CatSU, Dr. Azanza continues to work in lobbying for more budget allocation for the university.

    It can be recalled that due to low absorptive capacity (the inability to spend the money given by the National Government) and other related reasons, CatSUโ€™s capital outlay budget and the proposed budget for 2022 was placed in reduction. Dr. Azanza worked to ensure that the succeeding annual budget will be approved for the benefit of the whole university, thus the Php595.168M approved under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2022, inclusive of the 35M Infra project coming from Senator Sherwin Gatchalian.

    For Year 2023, Dr. Azanza hopes to have a bigger budget for CatSU. Thus, his efforts to lobby for assistance from Congress and Senate.  #CVecilles