Southern Luzon State University (SLSU), on October 7, 2021, facilitated a meeting between SLSU President Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes, Mr. Luquin Sartorio – Chief of Staff of Senator Joel Villanueva, and Dr. Rolando Padre – QMC Chief of Hospital, where they pledged support for the upcoming College of Medicine (COM).
Mr. Sartorio stated that he will coordinate with the offices of Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Senator Sonny Angara with regards to the needed fund for the 20 faculty members to be hired by SLSU for the operation of the COM.
He added that he will follow-up on the request of SLSU for the funding in the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for the laboratory needs of the COM.
Meanwhile, Dr. Padre declared that the QMC has compiled all documents needed for the Level III accreditation of the hospital. This accreditation will allow QMC to be the base hospital for the SLSU COM.
Article by: Amiel Jansen Demetrial