Jul 24, 2017

The Mariano Marcos State University Retirees' Association (MMSU-RA) was organized during the Retirees' Consultation Forum held on January 31, 2017 at the MMSU Teatro Ilocandia, City of Batac, Ilocos Norte. This event was part of the 39th Foundation Anniversary Celebration of the University.

The Constitution and By-Laws of the Association was also discussed and ratified during the forum with Dr. Vicente A. Bonoan serving as facilitator.

The purpose for which this Association is formed is to promote the interest and welfare of the retirees of the Mariano Marcos State University. Specifically, the Association shall seek:

  1. To protect and help its members.
  2. To keep its members in close touch with one another and the university.
  3. To operate and maintain a mutual aid and benefit system which shall provide financial benefits to members and financial assistance to heirs of deceased members of the Association.

Dr. Prima Fe R. Franco, OIC President, gave a message to the retirees. She elaborated on how the university has metamorphosed into what it is today, which was made possible through the strong foundation laid by the retired faculty and staff. She thanked the retirees for establishing such strong foundation for the university which made it garner recognition from national agencies and international institutions. She then encouraged the university to keep in close coordination with the retirees so that their wisdom could serve as guide in making significant decisions that affect the operations of MMSU.

Dr. Santiago R. Obien, the elected President of the Retirees Association, provided a message to the attendees. He explained that as an association, the commitment and cooperation of all members is required. He elaborated on how his personal and work experiences shaped him as a good administrator and a responsible citizen. He willingly accepted the new task given to him as President of the Association. He assured the OIC President that the services of the retirees will always be available to the university when needed.