The under completion newly built Bulacan State University San Rafael Campus in San Rafael, Bulacan along the Plaridel Bypass. NEWS CORE file photo

SAN RAFAEL, Bulacan–With more than 44,000 student population, Bulacan State University (BulSU), the province premier tertiary education institution continues to expand through a new “College of Science Campus” complete with own facilities. 

BulSU opens in this town its new campus known as “San Rafael College of Science Campus”. 

BulSU President Dr. Cecilia Gascon said 185 nursing, medical technology, psychology and human biology students from San Rafael and nearby towns in the third district were enrolled for the August opening of 2022-2023. 

However, classes remain online similar to the rest of the other campuses-Malolos Main, Bustos, Bulakan, Hagonoy and Sarmiento in City of San Jose del Monte. 

Laboratories and equipment such as library and different offices are also part of the campus facilities, Gascon added. 

Bulacan Third District Rep. Lorna Silverio funded the construction of  P9.7 million worth of buildings and facilities for BulSU College of Sciences through 2019 Republic Act 11329. It was started being built in March and is now already being completed. 

Gascon said that physical transfer is being targeted by January next year if the plan face to face classes will push through. 

A similar College of Sciences in Malolos Main Campus operates separately for more than fifteen years now. 

Silverio is filing a new bill in Congress for the construction of a District Hospital beside the BulSU San Rafael Campus which will not only directly serve her constituents in the town and the whole of the third district but can also cater to the actual medical practice of BulSU medicine students if the proposed college of medicine will finally be realized.  

Senator Joel Villanueva encourages BulSU and other state university in Central Luzon to benefit from his authored law RA 11509 or the “Doctor Para sa Bayan Act” where medicine courses for medical  students will be offered by the government for free. Under the law, there should be at least 1-2 school of medicine in each of the country’s region.