LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Yap formally donated a brand new microscope which he purchased using his personal resources to the Benguet State University (BSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in response to the clamor of the students to have updated equipment in their laboratory and animal hospital.
The microscope was formally turned over by Kevin Edward See, Chief of Staff of Congressman Yap, to Dean Richard Dumapis and faculty members of the BSU College of Veterinary Medicine during simple rites held at the college late Friday afternoon.
Earlier, concerned veterinary medicine students requested Congressman Yap to provide their laboratory with a brand new microscope following the alleged failure of the BSU administration to heed such repeated requests despite the honor and pride brought to the institution by the previous graduates of the course who excelled in the board examinations for veterinary medicine.
The request was coursed through and persistently followed up with Congressman Yap by the management of HeraldExpress, RPN DZBS 1368 khz Baguio and some kind-hearted Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Hong Kong until such time that the important laboratory equipment was delivered to the recipient college.
See assured the college of the lawmaker’s continuing support for its future plans to improve and augment its existing facilities for students to be provided with updated laboratory equipment.
For his part, Dean Dumapis and the faculty members expressed their sincerest gratitude to Congressman Yap for positively responding to the request of the concerned veterinary medicine students for a brand-new microscope for the college’s laboratory and animal hospital for them to produce quality output in their experiments, among other related activities, to advance their knowledge and skills in their chosen profession.
The dean also presented to Congressman Yap’s Chief of Staff the road map of the BSU College of Veterinary Medicine for his support to develop a state-of-the-art animal hospital to train future vet doctors.
The BSU College of Veterinary Medicine had been bringing honor and pride to the State-run higher education institution with the good number of topnotchers in previous board examinations but the administration seems not to give priority to the proposed projects, programs and activities of the college to improve its facilities and laboratory equipment.
The concerned students also expressed their gratitude to Congressman Yap and appealed to him to continue providing support to their college to inspire them to do their best in their studies and sustain the honor and pride that brought by graduates to the institution over the past several years. By HENT