Eastern Visayas State University

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Eastern Visayas State University
Pamantasan ng Silangang Bisayas
Former names
Leyte Provincial School (1907); Leyte Trade School (1915); National Provincial Trade School (1953); Leyte Regional School of Arts and Trades (1961); Leyte Institute of Technology
Established 1907
Type State university
President Dominador O. Aguire Jr., DM
Location Tacloban, Leyte,  Philippines
Hymn EVSU Hymn
Colors Maroon
Nickname EVSU Maroon Hawks
Website www.evsu.edu.ph

The Eastern Visayas State University is a public university in the Philippines and the oldest higher education institution in Eastern Visayas. It is mandated to provide advanced education, higher technological, professional instruction and training in trade, fishery, agriculture, forestry, science, education, commerce, architecture, engineering, and related courses. It is also mandated to undertake research and extension services, and provide progressive leadership in its area of specialization.[1] Its main campus is in Tacloban.[2]


The Eastern Visayas State University had its humble beginnings in 1907, as part of the provincial school. It became a separate entity in 1915, was renamed the Leyte Trade School, and was funded by the provincial government. In 1953, after 38 years, it was renamed the National Provincial Trade School by virtue of R.A. 406 and funded jointly by the National and Provincial Government to cover a wider curriculum. In 1961, the Congress of the Philippines passed Republic Act No. 1561, converting the school into the Leyte Regional School of Arts and Trades, authorizing it to become a training institution for vocational and industrial education in Eastern Visayas.

On June 19, 1965, Republic Act 4572 was enacted by Congress of the Philippines which converted the school further into a chartered college, renaming it the Leyte Institute of Technology. It took effect beginning in the school year 1965.

Starting in 1999, the institute has grown to establish a satellite campus in Ormoc City. Pursuant to Board Resolutions No. 59, series of 1999, two CHED supervised institutions (CSIs) in Leyte, namely the Leyte College of Arts and Trades and the Burauen Polytechnic College were integrated to the Leyte Institute of Technology. The LIT Dulag Campus started in SY 2000-2001. The Carigara School of Fisheries was added, the second phase of CSIs institution to SUCs.

On August 7, 2004, Republic Act No. 9311 was passed converting the Leyte Institute of Technology, into Eastern Visayas State University.


  1. ^ Philippine Republic Act 09311 Section 2
  2. ^ Philippine Republic Act 09311 Section 1