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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1428
AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6629 CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BURAUEN AGRO-INDUSTRIAL HIGH SCHOOL TO DON VICENTE ORESTES ROMUALDEZ AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE AND AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE TO DETERMINE THE SITE OF THE SCHOOL
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 6629 has provided for the establishment of an agro-industrial high school in the municipality of Burauen, province of Leyte, known as Burauen Agro-Industrial High School;
WHEREAS, the School serves the student population of the municipality of Burauen and its neighboring towns;
WHEREAS, the late Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez, a native of Leyte, had not only selflessly dedicated himself to the upliftment of the masses but also sacrificed beyond personal endurance for the welfare of the youth in the province;
WHEREAS, the school authorities, employees and residents of the aforesaid municipality passed a resolution requesting the change of the name of the Burauen Agro-Industrial High School to Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez Agricultural College to perpetuate his memory; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Education and Culture is in a better position to determine the needs of the school and should be given the authority to determine its ideal location in the municipality of Burauen consistent with the objectives for which it was established;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree:
Section 1. Section 1 of Republic Act No. 6629 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 1. There shall be established under the Department of Education and Culture, an agro-industrial college in the municipality of Burauen, Province of Leyte, to be known as Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez Agricultural College: Provided, however, That only a general education curriculum with practical arts shall be offered in the first and second years, and the voca-education curriculum with practical arts shall be offered in the third and fourth years: Provided, finally, That the school shall offer short vocational courses for training in vocations needed in the locality which shall be open to elementary school graduates: Provided, finally, That the school shall be open as soon as feasible, two-year post secondary technical courses. The site of the said school shall be determined by the Secretary of Education and Culture, upon the recommendation of the Regional Director, Region VIII, DEC, Tacloban City."
Section 2. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 10th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
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