Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
|Malita Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology|
|President||Irvin C. Generalao Ph.D.|
|Vice-president||Nila Nannette S. Revilla, Ph. D.|
Noel W. Helen, Ph.D (CAS)Jesabel R. Besas, Ph. D (CAFMS)
|Location||Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines|
|Campus||Malita,Mati,Digos City,Kapatagan Extension, Matanao, Buhangin Extension|
The Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, formerly known as Malita Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, is a public college in the Philippines. It is mandated to provide higher technologies and vocational instruction and training in science, agricultural and industrial fields, as well as short term technical or vocational courses. It is also mandated to promote research, advance studies and progressive leadership in its areas of specialization. Its three campus the Malita Campus the main campus is located in Malita, Davao Occidental and the Buhangin Campus located at Buhangin, Malita, Davao del Sur and the Digos Campus located at the Brgy. Matti, Digos City, Davao del Sur.
SPAMAST started in 1966 with one class – the first Year High School named as “Barrio community High School”. On July 5, 1968 through Municipal Resolution No. 80, it became the “Malita Municipal High School” offering a complete secondary curriculum. In 1969, a Marcos–type building with 10 rooms was constructed in a two-hectare lot donated by Mrs. Juanita Vda. De Salmon.
On February 8, 1982 through Batas Pambansa Bilang 148, the malita Municipal High School was converted into State College known as the “Malita Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology” (MAMAST; putting the province’s political leader assemblyman Benjamine V. Bautista's dream on education and entrepreneurs into reality in the region with Mr. Ramon M. Barbon as first President.
On March 9, 1984, Batas Pambansa Bilang 148 was amended by Batas Pambansa Bilang 651, changing the name of MAMAST to “Southern Philippines Agri-Business Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST)” to expand its scope and interest in the fields of agriculture and fisheries.
Since then, SPAMAST has flourished and acquired significant properties that are now sites for the realization of its mission and vission. It has acquired an 8 hectares (20 acres) land in Buhangin, Malita, Digos City which is now the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) Campus; properties in Kapoc, Matanao, Kapatagan, Digos City which is now served as satellite campuses for the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) and other properties along Malita Campus shorelines.
- Philippine Bilang 651
- Philippine Batas Pambansa Blg. 148 Section 2