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ASIST Granted with 14 COPC

It is with utmost humility that I would like to report to all the stakeholders of the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) that the fourteen (14) Curricular Programs of the ASIST had already been granted Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722 or the “Higher Education Act of 1994.” This is one big step towards the attainment of the university status of the institution.

Due to this, I would like to commend the collaborative efforts of everybody. I would like to express gratitude to all the administrators, faculty members, employees, staff, students, stakeholders and the entire ASIST community for their endeavors and sacrifices.

I would also like to thank Hon. Joseph Sto. Niño “JB” Bernos, Congressional Representative of the Lone District of Abra for his continuous prodding and challenges as well as for his initiatives and support to the development of the ASIST.

Thanks also to the Provincial Government of Abra, headed by the Provincial Governor, Hon. Ma. Jocelyn “Joy” Valera-Bernos. Thank you, too, to the Municipality of Lagangilang, headed by the Municipal Mayor, Dr. Patrocinio B. Abaya Jr. and to the Municipality of Bangued, headed by the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Dominic B. Valera.

And of course, our gratitude to the Almighty Father who made everything possible and beautiful.


Dr. Gregorio T. Turqueza Jr.
President II