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House Minority Leader 4Ps Party-list Rep. Marcelino Libanan is optimistic over the prospects of the proposed new Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) campus in Balangiga town. 

“We have very high hopes that the new ESSU campus will enable Eastern Samar to produce a greater number of employable college graduates who can help their families achieve a higher standard of living,” Libanan said in a statement. 

The House of Representatives recently approved on third and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 9302, which sought to establish the new ESSU campus. 

Libanan thanked House Speaker Martin Romualdez and Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez for their key roles in the passage of HB No.9302. 

“We, in Congress, are absolutely determined to further improve public access to free higher education, and the new ESSU campus in Balangiga will do just that,” declared the minority leader. 

Libanan previously served as representative of Eastern Samar’s lone congressional district for nine years before he was elected 4Ps Party-list representative in the current 19th Congress.  

In 2004, Libanan authored Republic Act (RA) No. 9312, which integrated the former Eastern Samar State College with the former Maydolong National Agricultural School to form what is now the ESSU. 

The ESSU’s main campus is in Borongan City, the provincial capital of Eastern Samar. The university also has campuses in the municipalities of Can-Avid, Guiuan, Maydolong, Salcedo, and Arteche. 

Approximately 14,000 students are currently enrolled in ESSU, making it the second biggest SUC in Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) in terms of student population.

Source: Manila Bulletin (