The city government of Davao, along with the state-run University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), is eyeing to establish a university campus in Malabog, Paquibato District as part of its peace effort.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the city government and USeP will sign a memorandum of understanding and set aside P54 million for the project.
“We are now working out the papers like the Memorandum of Understanding with USeP for the campus and all other details,” she said.
The city government will also allocate P1.2 to P1.5 million for the feasibility study on appropriate courses to be offered based on the interest of the students.
The establishment of USeP in Paquibato is part of the Peace 911 initiative aimed at helping senior high school graduates in Paquibato District to proceed to higher education without going to the city, the local government said.
The mayor expressed hope that the building will be finished next year or 2022.