Abreños welcomed the immediate conversion of the Abra State Institute of Science Technology (ASIST) in the capital town of Bangued into a university last Monday after Senate approved its conversion through a bill filed by Abra Rep. Joseph Bernos in the House of Representatives earlier.
The Abra Province Facebook page announced the development Thursday when it posted: “Babaen iti panangilungalong ni Cong. JB Bernos ti University of Abra Bill wenno ti panagbalin ti Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) a maysa nga Unibersidad, maur-uray laengen ti pirma ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte tapno agbalin daytoy a linteg (Through the initiative of Cong. JB Bernos, the University of Abra bill that will convert the Abra State Instutute of Science and Technology (ASIST) into a university [happened],.. Only the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte is awaited to make it into a law).”
“Maragsakan ti entero nga ASIST iti daytoy gapuen ta ad adun ton iti kurso nga idiaya ti pageskwelaan ken saanen a masapul dagiti agtutubo nga Abrenio iti mapan kadagiti unibersidad iti ruar ti Abra (The entire ASIST [faculty, staff and students] is happy with this development since it is expected that more courses will be offered and Abra students need not go to universities outside of Abra).” ASIST president Gregorio Turqueza said.
“Hopefully (it will happen) so that my child will not go out of Abra and save on expenses like board and lodging,” said a certain Divie Macario.
“Baguio no more,” wrote Chelle Bersamin Bocarile with a smiley emoji and peace sign.
“That is a good news and not just Covid everyday which is tiresome,” wrote Key Vasquez with a laugh.