Batangas State University

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Batangas State University
Pambansang Pamantasan ng Batangas
Seal of Batangas State University
Latin: Universitas Civica Batangas
Former names
Manual Training School ·
Batangas Trade School ·
Pablo Borbon Memorial National Trade School ·
Pablo Borbon Regional School of Arts and Trades ·
Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology
Motto Service. Excellence. Virtue.
Type State university
Established 1903[1]
President Tirso A. Ronquillo[2]
Students 40,280[3] (as of July 2014)
Location Batangas, Philippines
Campus 2 main campuses ·
2 satellite campuses ·
6 extension campuses
Newspaper The LATHE
Colors           Red and White
Mascot Red Spartans[4]
Affiliations Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges ·
State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association

The Batangas State University (translated in Filipino: Pambansang Pamantasan ng Batangas and commonly abbreviated as BatStateU, BatSU, or BSU) is a state university located in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. The university is currently recognized as the top performing mechanical and electrical engineering school in the country based on the results of March and April 2015 licensure examinations for electrical and mechanical engineers.[5][6][7]


Early years[edit]

Batangas State University was established as a Manual Training School on 1903 through the supervision of an American principal, Mr. Sheer. The school aimed to train youth for beneficial jobs especially in woodworking. Two years later, it was renamed as Batangas Trade School with Messrs. Schartz, Zacarias Canent, Isaias Maclang, and Nad Pascual Magcamit as principals, successively. It was destroyed by fire on 1928 and classes were temporarily held at the old government building near the city's Basilica of the Immaculate Conception church. The construction of the school building at the present site of Governor Pablo Barbon Main Campus I began on 1932.[1]

After World War II, the school resumed activities on 10 September 1945 with Vicente J. Mendoza as principal. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1946, the school was renovated and female students were admitted in food trades, garment trades, and cosmetology.[1][8]

Pablo Borbon era[edit]

By 1953, the school gained a national status under the Republic Act No. 741 and was renamed as Pablo Borbon Memorial National Trade School. Again, it was renamed as Pablo Borbon Regional School of Arts and Trades on 1 July 1957 and started offering technical courses with Arsenio Galauran as school superintendent. He was followed by Vicente Mendoza on November 1962 and then succeeded by Rosauro de Leon on 8 June 1963. During de Leon's administration, the school started to offer terminal classes in auto mechanics, electronics, dressmaking, machine shop practice, and radio mechanics. On 19 June 1965, Republic Act No. 4586 legitimized the offering of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education.[1][8][9][10]

Main Campus II College of Engineering, Architecture, and Fine Arts building

As authorized by Republic Act No. 5270, Pablo Borbon Regional School of Arts and Trades was converted into a state college and renamed as Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology (PBMIT) on 15 June 1968 with Rosauro de Leon as its first president. At the time of its conversion, it was the 23rd state college in the Philippines.[1][11]

On 1971, PBMIT started to offer electrical and mechanical engineering courses. Three years later, civil engineering was offered. The same that year, the Graduate School was opened pioneering Master of Arts in Industrial Education major in Administration and Supervision. This was followed on 1978 when Master of Management specialized in Business and Public Managements was offered in partnership with U.P. College of Public Administration. Earlier on 1977, the Extension Trade Training Program was introduced; it was a 200-hour skills training for out-of-school youth in electricity, food trades, mechanics, practical automotive, and woodcraft.[1][8]

Rosauro de Leon was succeeded by Isabelo R. Evangelio as college president. Evangelio was followed by Mariano O. Albayalde on 1986.[8]

Main Campus I Gymnasium

On 1987, a pilot class of the general secondary curriculum with emphasis on science and mathematics and the Special Science Curriculum (1878-1990) were introduced in the PBMIT's high school department, the Laboratory School. The following year, a doctoral program in Industrial Education Management was offered in association with the Technological University of the Philippines. Earlier on 1986, the college expanded its undergraduate programs in home economics, mathematics, and science.[1][8]

Mariano O. Albayalde was followed by Ernesto M. De Chavez on 1989. The next year, courses such as Bachelor of Arts major in English, Bachelor of Elementary and Secondary Educations, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science were introduced. The Dual Training System, a special program for future technicians, was launched. By 1991, Bachelor of Arts in Development Communication and Bachelor of Science in Biology were offered.[1][8]

On 1993, a newly technology-based curriculum was implemented in the Laboratory School. Together with the Philippine Science High School and Quezon City Science High School, they were the first three secondary schools in the Philippines to adopt technology-based curriculum.[1]

From 1995 to 2000, numerous courses were introduced: architecture, behavioral science, business administration, chemical engineering, computer education, environmental and sanitary engineering, fine arts, guidance and counseling, information system management, information technology, marine biology, peace and security studies, physics, psychology, public administration, secretarial administration, sociology, and statistics. The Colleges of Liberals Arts, Science, and Computer Studies and the schools of Accountancy, Business and Economics, Center of Gender, and Poverty Studies and Food Science were created. In addition, the Grade School Department was founded with Kindergarten I and II offered in pre-school and Grade I in elementary.[1][8]

Batangas State University and onwards[edit]

Presidents of PBMIT and
Batangas State University
Rosauro de Leon, 1968 – c. 1983
Isabelo R. Evangelio, c. 1983 – 1986
Mariano O. Albayalde, 1986 – 1989
Ernesto M. De Chavez, 1989 – 2005
Nora L. Magnaye, 2006 – 2014
Tirso A. Ronquillo, 2014 – present

On 22 March 2001, Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology was finally elevated into Batangas State University by the virtue of Republic Act No. 9045. Likewise, the Grade School Department and the Laboratory School were unified and was renamed as the Integrated School.[12]

Ernesto M. De Chavez sworn the title of being the first university president. On 2005, he was fired together with his staff by Philippine Ombudsman Simeon V. Marcelo for dishonesty and grave misconduct. The following year on 14 July, Nora L. Magnaye assumed as the university president.[13][14]

After eight years Nora L. Magnaye stepped down and the Board of Regents elected Tirso A. Ronquillo as the new president for a new four-year term.[2]


BatStateU's campuses in Batangas

At present, Batangas State University holds a total of ten campuses in Batangas: two main, two satellites, and six extension campuses.

Governor Pablo Borbon Main Campus I located in Poblacion, Batangas City is the flagship campus of the university and offers the most number of courses. Governor Pablo Borbon Main Campus II was established on 1983 in Brgy. Alangilan, Batangas City.[1]

On 25 February 2000, the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries in Nasugbu was incorporated with the former Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology as its satellite campus. Later on 22 March 2001, two more satellite campuses namely Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College in Malvar and Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Santo Tomas were integrated with the then newly formed Batangas State University. Nearly six years later, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Santo Tomas Campus was excluded from Batangas State University through the Republic Act No. 9472.[12][15][16]

Earlier on 1994, an extension campus in Balayan was inaugurated. Six years later, extension campuses in Lipa City, Lobo, Rosario, San Juan, and Taysan were further created through the authorization of a memorandum of agreement although the opening of the Taysan Campus was discontinued. On 23 May 2003, another extension campus was founded in Lemery.[8][17]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k BatStateU Integrated School High School Department (2006). Student Handbook 2006-2007. Batangas City, Philippines. pp. 1–3. 
  2. ^ a b "BatStateU Board of Regents Appoints Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo as new University President". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Number of Students as of July 2014". PRESIDENT in ACTION. Batangas City, Philippines. April–June 2014. p. 8. 
  4. ^ The LATHE staffers (September 23, 2014). "The Birth of the Red Spartans" (PDF). The LATHE Foundation Week 2014 Special Edition. Batangas City, Philippines. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Ed Umbao (March 11, 2015). "March 2015 Mechanical Engineer Top Performing & Performance of Schools". Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Top Performing School, Performance of Schools Electrical Engineer REE, RME board exam April 2015". April 30, 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Historical Timeline". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Republic Act No. 741". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Republic Act No. 4586". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Republic Act No. 5270". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Republic Act No. 9045". May 22, 2001. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Delon Porcalla (August 25, 2005). "Ombudsman fires 4 officials of Batangas State University". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Office Information". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Republic Act No. 9472". May 22, 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Campus Information". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

External links[edit]