CMU University President Dr. Maria Luisa Rupac- Soliven said that the discussions on Bansang Moro Basic Law and West Philippine Sea Issues’ are timely considering that the University is celebrating the 50/ 105 Anniversary Celebration. “It is also but fitting to be educated on matters that have issues nationwide”, Dr. Soliven said during the University Forum held at the Farmers Training Center on September 17, 2015.
Magdalo Representative Gary C. Alejano was the Guest of Honor during the event.
Dr. Soliven said that the students, faculty members, staff, alumni, and guests are already aware of the discussions on Bansang Moro and even the encroachment of China. “I am also happy that you have discussed matters relative to disaster, but we are not excused to it. In fact, we just experienced that weeks ago,” said Dr. Soliven and even cited the saying of Nelson Mandela that “ Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.”
Meanwhile, Cong. Alejano asked the participants if they are ready to protect the country based on the Philippine Constitution, particularly on Article 16, Section 6. Physical Education Professor Gregorio Ramos assured Cong. Alejano that he is very much ready to defend the country and further asked the long term strategy to be implemented. Cong. Alejano admitted that as of date, the said issue has not yet been appreciated by the national government and that further discussion is needed for the purpose.
-Annabel L. Nambatac