In celebration of the Quindecennial Benefactor’s Day Celebration of the Western Mindanao State University-Malangas External Studies Unit, Dr. Christine V. Yambao, Campus Coordinator of the Malangas ESU welcomed the WMSU officials including the University President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho on Sunday, November 10 for the opening day of the month-long celebration which also marked the 15th Founding Anniversary of the Malangas Campus.
The idea of building a tertiary institution in Malangas was conceptualized by the benefactor, Atty. Belma A. Cabilao, Zamboanga Sibugay’s 1st District Representative, when she was then the Vice Governor of the province of Zamboanga del Sur in 1986. After a series of negotiations with the government officials of the province, the plan of putting up a college institution was not successfully actualized, until in 1998, the plan was finally carried out as Atty. Cabilao negotiated with the then WMSU President, Dr. Eldigario D. Gonzales.
With support from the local government of Malangas, the campus finally occupied a lot with a main building in 2000.
Among the courses that were offered when the campus opened its doors to students from the province were Bachelor in Elementary Education (Majors in English and Mathematics), Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Now WMSU Malangas ESU continues to provide students from the province with ‘affordable yet excellent education delivery service system.’
Activities for the month-long celebration of their 15th foundation anniversary are to wit: Medical Outreach (November 9); Thanksgiving Mass, Launching Program, Ribbon-cutting, Opening of Photo Exhibit (November 10); Blood-letting activity (November 11); Souvenir Shop, Software Expo, Photo booth, Film showing and Raffle draws (November 11-15); Dance Workshop (November 16-17); Talipapa sa BEED, BEED Expo, Science Fair, English Festival, BINGO sa WMSU (November 18-22); Research Forum, WMSU Got Talent (November 23); Fun Shoot, Judo Demonstration, Criminology Henyo, Criminalistics Display, Photo Booth (November 25-29); and the Miss Gay University (November 29)