A two-day Good Governance and Values Re-orientation Seminar was concluded on November 18, 2022 at the Multi-purpose Gym, Talisay (Main) Campus. The seminar was organized by the Human Resource Development Office (HRDO) and attended by faculty and staff from all four campuses.
The second day kicked off with the sharing of insights from the previous day’s sessions. Atty. Leney L. Layug-Delfin, Senior State Solicitor, gave a brief discussion on Republic Act No. 7722 or the Higher Education Act of 1994. Atty. Delfin reviewed the creation and composition the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as well as its powers and functions.
Atty. James Lee Cundangan, Assistant Solicitor General, followed with the seminar’s last topic, Republic Act No. 8292 or the Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997. Atty. Cundangan explained the revisions were created to achieve a more coordinated and integrated system of higher education, render the governing bodies more effective in the formulation and implementation of policies on higher education, provide more relevant direction in the governance of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and ensure the enjoyment of academic freedom by SUCs as guaranteed by the Constitution.
Vice President for Research and Extension Andrew Eusebio S. Tan, PhD gave his closing message with a reminder that the practice of Good Governance is a pillar of Carlos Hilado Memorial State University and that everyone is expected to adhere to the law for the University to succeed.
“If we do not enforce the law, for sure there will be a break down in our justice system,” he said. “If we will not prosecute those who are offenders, what do you think will happen to our justice system? If we do not have competent bodies or courts that will look into all those who have offended or those who have committed blunders in the instances of their functions, for sure justice will not be realized.”