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Friday September 11, 2020

This year, as we celebrate the 16th Founding Anniversary of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL), College of Business, Economics and Management (CBEM...

Monday February 24, 2020

Balangibog and Bicol Organization of Neo Journalists (BONJour) from Print and Broadcast Media (PBM) Department of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL...

Monday February 24, 2020

Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPeA) II student Jobert Landeza has been one of the few selected playwrights for the Virgin Labfest 2020 to be held at th...

Monday September 9, 2019

Paying homage to the people that led to the growth of Bicol University, six buildings of BU has been re-named after its Founding Fathers and former Pr...

Tuesday June 25, 2019

The Bicol University College of Arts and Letters (BUCAL) held its annual enhancement workshop for its faculty, administrative and support personnel la...

Wednesday March 27, 2019

In their on-going campaign against disinformation and promotion of media workers’ safety, Presidential Communications Operations Office’s ...

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About Us

HISTORY

 

The College of Arts and Letters, one of the emerging colleges of Bicol University, was born on September 10, 2004 by virtue of Board of Regents Resolution (BOR) No. 75, series of 2004. It was formed when the AB English program of the former College of Arts and Sciences (BUCAS) and the Bachelor of Communication Arts major in Speech and Theater Arts, Journalism, and Audio-Visual Communication of the then Institute of Communication and Cultural Studies merged together in response to manpower pooling and resources as envisioned in the BU Comprehensive Development Plan (COMDEV). BUCAL continues to adapt to the global challenges of the times by pursuing innovations and changes in support of the four mandated functions of the university on instruction, research extension and production.

In the third quarter of 2006, a feasibility study which aimed to identify the distinctive features of the Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting, the demand for broadcast and related skills in the current job market, and the prospects for employment was conducted by Dr. Agnes J. Nepomuceno.

The findings of the study revealed that there is a great demand for AB Broadcasting graduates in the industry and employment firms, a great number of students are interested to take the course, and not a single school in the city of Legazpi or the province of Albay offers the aforementioned course.

 On the 29th of February, 2008, the Board of Regents of Bicol University released Resolution No. 009, also known as A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE OFFERING OF THE CURRICULUM FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BROADCASTING STARTING 1ST SEMESTER OF SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009. Based on said resolution, BUCAL began offering the course and accepted enrollees for the program the following semester.

 On 2009, the Commission on Higher Education released CMO No. 20 entitled POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BROADCASTING which adopted and promulgated the general principles and guidelines for the establishment and operation of the AB Broadcasting programs in all higher educational institutions. Because of CMO No. 20 of 2009, BUCAL called for a revision of the curriculum of its AB Broadcasting program on April 15, 2010.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE  

MARIA B. SARTE - Dean

LETICIA M. LOPEZ - Associate Dean

JENNYLAYSON P. DEL VALLE - Administrative Officer

PROF. RAMIL C. CHAVENIA - Bids and Awards Committee Chairman

MAY ANTOINETTE S. IMRAN -  Director,University Language Center

IRISH M. MONASTERIAL - Accountant

CECILIA MORALES - Cashier

EDNA M ODONO -  Budget Officer

RIALIX O. NANTES - Supply Officer

PROF. JARIED M MILLARE - Sports Coordinator

MA VICTORIA M. OLAGUER - University Librarian

 ANA LINA G. MARCELLANA - Guidance Counselor

ANTONIO R. LLEVA - College Registrar

AURORA M. MONJARDIAN-  Chairman,English Department

PROF. RAMIL C CHAVENIA - Chairman,Humanities Department

SHIRLEY N MALOLES -  Chairman,Speech and Theater Arts Department

PROF. ADRIAN B. AGUILAR - Chairman,Communication Department

DR EVELYN C. OLOQUINO - Chairman,Filipino Department

PROF EUFEMIA A BISA -  Production Coordinator

MELANIE L GOLOSINDA - Alumni Relations Coordinator

AGNES J NEPOMUCENO - Research and Extension Coordinator

PROF. ROWENA F. ZOILO -  National Service and Training Program Coordinator

PROF. RICHARD D. MADRILEJOS - College Student Activities Coordinator

PROF. DENNIS R. MIRABUENO  - College Student Council Adviser

  

LIST OF BICOL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS FACULTY

 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

 

AMADOR, ALETA A. 

ARANAS, MARIA ANDREA JANE B

ASAYTUNO, ALICIA A

BARTOLATA, JOCELYN I.

BELLENA, GEMMA B.

BORRES, MA. JULIETA B. 

BUENCONSEJO, MAYEN B.

CATOLICO, MERCY B.

GUBAN, ARIEL B.

HABALO, REINA I.

IMRAN, MAY ANTOINETTE S.

MALASA, LILIOSA C.

MENESES, MA. CELINA ELADIA G.

MIRABUENO, DENNIS R.

MONJARDIN, AURORA M.

MORANO, MARNIE B.

MORCOZO, VIVETH G.

NIVERO, GLENDA B.

SAGARBARRIA, LUISITO P.

SAMAR, ROGELYN P.

 

PRINT AND BROADCAST MEDIA DEPARTMENT

 

DEMATERA, ANACITO E.

JULATON, SHARON KAY C.

NEPOMUCENO, AGNES J.

SERAFICA, GLADYS G.

VALENCIA, MARION ABIGAIL N.

 

FILIPINO DEPARTMENT

 

GOLOSINDA, MELANIE L.

MAYOR, GRACE L.

NAPOCAO, ALWIN N.

OLIQUINO, EVELYN C.

 

HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT

 

BERMUNDO, INOCENCIO B.

CHAVENIA, RAMIL C.

MADRILEJOS, RICHARD D.

MILLARE, JARIED M.

POJA, DOMINICA M.

 

COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

 

AGUILAR, ADRIAN B.

BISA, EUFEMIA A.

 

SPEECH AND THEATER ARTS DEPARTMENT

 

MALOLES, SHIRLEY N.

MENDOZA, JULIO 

TABO, INDIRA B.

 

 



Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in English

The AB English Program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English. As a course, it is both a means for liberal education and appreciation of the study of language and literature. It aims to train students to communicate effectively, to think critically, and to make logical judgments. It also aims to inculcate in them the love for truth and justice, and respect for law.

The revised AB English curriculum leans toward a more liberal education that ensures the development of broad-ranged and varied competencies and skills highly-valued in a dynamic workplace. Primarily, it gives training on effective personal and organizational communication, improved human relations, and authentic understanding of human experience and people's world view. It is a communication arts-based curriculum geared to the comprehension and appreciation of the discipline. Corollary to the furtherance of literally skills is the advancement of communication competence, especially along listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The new curriculum, while responding to the demands of the industry, remains true to the standard of holistic education, broad and balanced, to produce well-rounded and flexible graduates who will comprise the literate citizens of the future.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater Arts

The course is designed to produce graduates equipped with advanced and technical expertise in Speech Communication and Theater Arts. It aims to develop students with the basic knowledge and necessary skills in the different aspects of oral communication and the different theater forms.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

This is a four-year degree program that aims to produce quality and ethical journalists. The course is designed to provide the students the rudiments of media writing. Development subjects are offered to give students the background on how journalism can be used for community development.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

This communication-oriented course is focused on arts related to sounds and sights, equipment used for recordings, theatre, movie, music sound effects and camera for shooting or filming TV programs or movies. This includes training for VTR productions, commercials, TV coverage and movie making.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting

The Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting aims at a comprehensive understanding of the theory of communication, the nature, principles and practices in broadcast communication with a view of contributing to the development of broadcast communication competence and professionalism among broadcast practitioners in Bicol region.

This curricular program takes into consideration the broad interdisciplinary nature of the phenomenon of communication giving emphasis to the social, cultural economic and political context of a particular society within which communication is operative.

The four-year course in Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting carries the main objective which is to develop students to become competent, critical, responsible and professional media practitioners who are with a high-level of communication and technical competence and skills required of the media, and are imbued with a high ethical awareness and social responsibility as members of the third state.

 

Master of Arts in Literature

This is a multidisciplinary course anchored on several branches or disciplines of the Humanities such as arts, history, philosophy and psychology. It provides the gateway for the students to discover the works of great writers and reflect, analyse and evaluate merits of masterpieces the world over, (from the ancient times down to the contemporary period; focusing on the universal impact of literature on human kind).

 

Master of Arts in Filipino

Ang programa ay nalalayong palawakin at palalimin ang kaalaman at kahusayan ng mga guro sa pagtuturo, pananaliksik, pagbibigay panayam, pagsulat sa pamamagitan ng linggwistika, sosyolinggwistika, panitikan, mga teoryang pampanitikan at iba pang kaugnayan na disiplina na mgiging sandigan sa pagkakaroon ng makabago at makabuluhang teorya at istratehiya sa paggtuturo ng wika at panitikan.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Filipino

Layunin ng programang makalinang ng mga gurong may sapat na kasanayan, kakayahan at kaalaman sa Filipino, mga administrador at mga tagabalangkas ng programang pangwika upang makapagbalangkas at magsakatuparan ng mga gawaing pangwika.

 



Faculty

LIST OF BICOL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS FACULTY
Aguilar, Adrian B.
Assoc. Prof. V
Bachelor of Comunication Arts major in Audio Visual Communication; CCT (Bicol University)
Master of Development Communication; MAED (30 units) (University of the Philippines; Bicol University)
Doctor of Communication (University of the Philippines) 30 units earned
 
Altavano, Maria Hazel A.
Instructor I (Temporary)
Bachelor of Arts in English (Bicol University College of Arts and Letters)
Master of Arts in Literature (Bicol University Graduate School) on going
 
Amador, Aleta A.
Asst. Prof. IV
Bachelor of Arts in English; CCT (Bicol University)
Master of Arts in Literature (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. Philippine Studies (University of the Philippines) on-going
 
Andes, Sean Martin A.
Instructor I (Temporary)
Bachelor of Arts in Audio Visual Communication (Bicol University College of Arts and Letters)
Masters in Computer Graphics and Animation (Ateneo de Naga University) 30 units earned
 
Aranas, Ma. Andrea Jane B.
Assoc. Prof. II
Bachelor of Arts in English (Bicol University)
Master of Arts in Literature (Ateneo de Manila)
Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School ) 9 units earned
 
Asaytuno, Alicia A.
Assoc. Prof. V
BS Education major in English (Bicol University)
MAED major in English (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School )
 
Bartolata, Jocelyn I.
Professor VI
Bachelor of Arts in English (Bicol University)
MAED major in English; MA in English Studies-Language (on-going) (Bicol University Graduate School; Univ. of the Philippines-Diliman) on-g
Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Bellena, Gemma B.
Assoc. Prof. IV
Bachelor of Arts in English; CCT (Bicol University)
MAED (CAR); Master in English Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. in English Language Studies (University of Sto. Tomas) on-going
 
Bermundo, Inocencio B.
Assoc. Prof. IV
AB Philosophy/ Humanities (Holy Rosary Major Seminary)
MAED major in Music (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Borres, Ma. Julieta B.
Assoc. Prof. V
BSED major in English (Bicol University)
MAED major in English (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Buenconsejo, Mayen B.
Assoc. Prof. I
BSED major in English (Bicol University)
MAED major in English (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Catolico, Mercy C.
Asst. Prof. II
Bachelor of Arts in English (Divine Word College of Legazpi)
MAED major in English (Bicol College)
 
Chavenia, Ramil C.
Professor III
BEED major in Music (Daniel B. Peña Memorial College Foundation)
MAED major in Music (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School ) 15 units earned
 
Dematera, Anacito E.
Assoc. Prof. III
AB Mass Communication (Ago Medical & Educational Center)
Master in Communication ( PUP Open University)
Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School) 6 units earned
 
Golosinda, Melanie L.
Assoc. Prof. II
BS in Secondary Education (Bicol University)
Master of Arts in Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Habalo, Reina O.
Assoc. Prof. V
Bachelor of Arts in English (Veritas College of Irosin)
MA English (Anunciation College of Sorsogon)
Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Imran, May Antoinette S.
Professor II
Bachelor of Arts in English/Political Science (Divine Word College of Legazpi)
MA Literature (University of Sto. Tomas)
Ph.D. Literature (University of Sto. Tomas)
 
Julaton, Sharon Kay C.
Asst. Prof. I
Bachelor in Broadcast Communication (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
MA in English Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Lasin, Agnes G.
Instructor I
AB Liberal Arts (Divine Word College of Legazpi)
MA in Cultural Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Lopez, Leticia M.
Assoc. Prof. V
BS in Elementary Education (Bicol University)
MAED major in Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Lopez, Marylet M.
Instructor I
Bachelor in Elementary Education (Bicol University College of Education)
Master in Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School) 33 units earned
 
Macasinag, Michael R.
Instructor I
AB English (Bicol University College of Arts and Letters)
Master of Arts in Literature (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Macasinag, Ruby M.
Assoc. Prof. I
BS Development Communication (University of the Philippines Los Baños)
Master in Public Mgt. major in Biodiversity Conservation & Management; MA in Communication major in Social marketing (Development Academy of the Philippines; Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Washington DC)
Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School ) w/ units
 
Madrilejos, Richard D.
Assoc. Prof. II
Bachelor of Communication Arts major in Speech & Theater Arts (Bicol University)
MA Literature (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Malasa, Liliosa C.
Asst. Prof. III
Bachelor of Arts in English; Bachelor of Laws (Bicol College)
Master in Language & Literature (Ateneo de Naga University)
 
Maloles, Shirley N.
Assoc. Prof. V
BSE major in English (Bicol University)
MAED major in STA (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School )
 
Martinez, Julius Caesar M.
Instructor I
Bachelor in Communications Arts-Speech and Theater Arts (Bicol University Institute of Communication and Cultural Studies)
Master of Arts in Education-Educational Management (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Management (Bicol University Graduate School ) 15 units earned
 
Mayor, Grace L.
Assoc. Prof. IV
BSED (ITEP) (Bicol University)
MAED major in Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School )
 
Mendoza, Julio N.
Assoc. Prof. V
Bachelor in Secondary Education (Bicol University College of Education)
Master of Arts in Education major in Music (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Meneses, Ma. Celina Eladia G.
Assoc. Prof. V
Bachelor of Arts in English (Bicol University)
MAED major in English; MA in English Studies-Language (on-going) (Bicol University Graduate School; University of the Philippines-Diliman) on-g
Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School )
 
Mier, Ma. April M.
Instructor I
AB Journalism (Bicol University College of Arts and Letters)
Master in Communication (Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Manila)
 
Millare, Jaried M.
Instructor III
Bachelor of Physical Education (Bicol University)
MA in Music Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Mirabueno, Dennis R.
Instructor III
BSED major in English (Bicol University)
MA Literature (Bicol University Graduate School) CAR
 
Monay, Sarah Marion D.
Instructor I (Temporary)
AB Speech and Theater Arts (Bicol University College of Arts and Letters)
 
Monjardin, Aurora M.
Assoc. Prof. V
BSE major in English (Bicol University)
Master of Arts in English (University of Northeastern Philippines)
Ph.D. Human Resource Management (University of Northeastern Philippines)
 
Morcozo, Viveth G.
Instructor III
Bachelor of Arts in English (Bicol University)
MA Literature (Bicol University Graduate School)
 
Moral, Irene R.
Asst. Prof. III
BSED English (Bicol University College of Education )
MA in Education major in English (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School )
 
Morano, Marnie A.
Instructor II
Bachelor of Arts in English (Bicol University)
Master of Arts in Public Administration; MAED major in English (Bicol University Graduate School) CAR; on-going
 
Nepomuceno, Agnes J.
Assoc. Prof. V
AB Communication Arts (Philippine Womens University)
MAED/Master of Dev't. Communication (Bicol University Graduate School; Univ. of the Philippines)
Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School )
 
Nivero, Glenda B.
Asst. Prof. I
BSE major in English (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
MAED English (Bicol University Graduate School) 30
 
Oliquino, Evelyn C.
Assoc. Prof. IV
BS Agribusiness; BEED (Bicol University; Republic College)
MAED major in Elementary Agriculture (Republic College)
Ph.D. Filipino (Bicol University Graduate School )
 
Ostria, Rey Anthony R.
Instructor I (Temporary)
AB Journalism (Bicol University College of Arts and Letters)
 
Poja, Dominica M.
Asst. Prof. I
BS Agricultural Education major Crop Science (Bicol University)
MAED Music (45 units); Diploma in Cultural Education (Bicol University Graduate School) 45
 
Samar, Rogelyn P.
Asst. Prof. I
Bachelor of Arts in English (Bicol University )
MA Literature (Bicol University Graduate School)
Ph.D. in Philippine Studies (University of the Philippines Diliman) on-going
 
Serafica, Gladys G.
Instructor III
BA Journalism (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
MA Media Studies (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
Ph.D. Media Studies (University of the Philippines Diliman) on-going
 
Tabo, Indira B.
Asst. Prof. I
AB Speech Communication (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
MPS (24 units); MA Speech Communication (CAR); MA in English Education (UP Open University; UP Diliman; Bicol University Graduate School) 24; CAR


Contact Us

Dr. Letecia M. Lopez
Dean
lmlopez@bicol-u.edu.ph

Mr. Antonio R. Lleva
Registrar
481-6192

arlleva@bicol-u.edu.ph
bucalreg@bicol-u.edu.ph



Research and Extension

Strengthening Research and Publication in HEIs Offering Communication Programs:

Teacher-Training Course on Conducting and Disseminating Research

July 11-16, 2016

 

In line with the public service thrust of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) to  upgrade the research skills and publication competence of Communication faculty members, a teacher-training course was conducted at the Bicol University College of Arts and Letters (BUCAL) last July 11-16, 2016.



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