5 SUC Presidents in Eastern Visayas are millionaires

Tacloban City – Five (5) State Universities and Colleges (SUC) presidents in Eastern Visayas are among those who are receiving more than a million pesos in salaries, allowances and other emoluments as reflected in a 2015 Commission on Audit (COA) report. 
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Presidents of Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) in Borongan City, Eastern Samar; Samar State University (SSU) in Catbalogan City, Samar; Leyte Normal University (LNU) in Tacloban City; Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City; and Northwest Samar State University (NWSSU) in Calbayog City are among the top 30 highest paid out of 114 state-owned higher education institutions in the country. 

Dr. Edmundo Campoto, ESSU President, is the top millionaire in the region annually receiving P2,103,709.00 making him the top 10 highest-paid SUC president. He is still currently serving as the university president of the five-campus state university in the province of Eastern Samar on an extension provided him by the Board of Regents. 

SSU’s Dr. Eusebio Pacolor is in close second in the region when COA consolidated its data in 2015 as he receives P2,008,375.00 every year making him the top 11 highest paid government university president in the country. Pacolor, upon his retirement, was replaced by Dr. Marilyn Cardoso in March 2016. 

Dr. Jude Duarte (LNU), Dr. Jose Bacusmo (VSU), and Dr. Avelina Bergado (NWSSU) were receiving P1,881,876, P1,834,002 and P1,690,611 respectively. Bacusmo was replaced by Dr. Edgardo Tulin in October 2015. 

Meanwhile Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) president is the country’s highest paid receiving almost P3.5 million each year. 

The country’s premier state university, University of the Philippines (UP) president, is receiving only P1.8 million a year making him in the top 22 in the list. (Sinirangan News Plus)
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