By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter BATAC CITY—Ilocanos need not to go far from their families to study medicine or for treatment as the state-run Mariano Marcos State University announced the opening of its College of Medicine this June, expected to provide quality medical and healthcare education to aspiring Ilocano doctors. Living to its long-time tradition of producing topnotchers in the fields of nursing, pharmacy and education among others, MMSU President Miriam E. Pascua said the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has officially approved the operation of the medical college with limited 25 slots to compose the first batch of enrollees. “First, it would address the need for medical practitioners in our province because at present, we lack doctors who will attend to the needs of our patients. Imagine transporting our patients to Manila or Baguio for treatment which would be too expensive on the part of our provincemates,” Ms. Pascua said. In 1996, MMSU prop
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