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Villafuerte bill, HB 10170, renaming CBSUA after “Daddy”, for Second Reading on Nov 8; online petition against name change reaches 18,766

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By Joey Natividad

A son wanting to rename the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) after his “Daddy” will be discussed by Congressmen in first week of November, 2021.

But, the Bill has sparked strong opposition from the students, academe, and stakeholders.

So far, to date, 18,766 persons had already signed an online petition opposing the University name change.

The number of signatories in the online petition may still go up with targets this week to reach 25,000.

Seeking national recognition for his deceased father, Congressman LRay Villafuerte (2nd district, Camarines Sur) filed House Bill no. 10170 seeking to rename CBSUA after his father, which was already passed at House committee level weeks ago.

House Bill no.10170, renaming of CBSUA to Gov Luis R. Villafuerte University of Agriculture (LRVUA), has sparked online protests and strong opposition from various stakeholders.

The 2nd reading and final reading in the House of Representatives will be November 8, 2021, according to Congressman Gabby Bordado, (3rd district, Camarines Sur), who is also opposing the Bill.

Governor Luis R Villafuerte died of old age on September 8, 2021, at age 86.

But, this is not a reason to change the name of their school, according to various stakeholders opposing the renaming.

The CBSUA Supreme Student Council and Stateans Publication Alumni in Camarines Sur strongly oppose the University’s name change.

Fast forward, to date, nearly 18,766 individuals have signed the petition opposing the renaming of CBSUA.