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Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University

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Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University
Pampamahalaang Pamantasang Teknolohikong Don Honorio Ventura
Latin: Escuela de Artes y Oficios
Former names
  • Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades
  • Don Honorio Ventura Memorial School of Arts and Trades
  • Pampanga School of Arts and Trades
  • Bacolor Trade School
  • Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Bacolor
MottoOpening minds, Progressing Technologies, Creating Brighter Future
TypeState university
EstablishedNovember 4, 1861
(157 years and 108 days)
PresidentEnrique G. Baking
Barangay Cabambangan, Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines
HymnHail Maroon and Gold Honorians (DHVTSU hymn)
  Maroon and Gold
NicknameThe Honorians, DHVTSU Wildcats
Dhvtsu banner v5.jpg

The Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (commonly referred to as DHVTSU) is a state university in Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines. It has three satellite campuses in Porac, Mexico, and Santo Tomas in the province of Pampanga. It is considered the oldest vocational school in Far East Asia.


DHVTSU was established in November 4, 1861 [1] as Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Bacolor, a grammar school, by an Augustinian friar, Fr. Juan P. Zita aided by civic leader Don Felino Gil on land donated by the Suarez family.[2]

As a national university

On December 9, 2009 at the University Gymnasium, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 9832, converting DHVCAT in Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU).[3][4][5] Third District of Pampanga Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales, Jr. has suggested the school be elevated to the status of comprehensive university. This would include renaming to Pampanga State University (PamSU).[6]

Its main campus is located at Barangay Cabambangan, Municipality of Bacolor, Pampanga.[7]


  1. ^ "Founder of Asia's oldest trade school gets attention". 6 November 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "NHCP gesture secures place in history of Bacolor institution". 12 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ Philippine Republic Act No. 9832
  4. ^ "151-yr-old school mirrors Bacolor resilience". 7 June 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
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  6. ^ Flora, Ian Ocampo (3 January 2017). "Lawmaker wants DHVTSU renamed to PamSU". SunStar Philippines. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Heritage school lives on despite Pinatubo eruption". 2 March 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2017.