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Friday October 12, 2018

The Bicol University’s College of Business, Economics and Management (BU-CBEM) once again takes a step towards learning innovation as the college re...

Wednesday September 19, 2018

As the highlight of this year’s celebration, Bicol University celebrates its 49th founding anniversary and marks the start of the 2018 BU Week with ...

Friday September 14, 2018

Graduates of Bicol University's College of Business, Economics and Management (BUCBEM), and its mother campus the College of Arts and Science (BUCAS),...

Friday August 24, 2018

To spread timely knowledge about how to properly invest, and to educate on the significance of gender equality in the realm of investments, the Securi...

Friday June 22, 2018

In celebration of the birth of the university in 1969, Bicol University held its 49th annual Charter Day celebration this June 21 at the BRFICC Amphit...

Monday June 11, 2018

The faculty members of Bicol University’s College of Business, Economics and Management (BU-CBEM) increased their preparedness for this coming s...

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About Us

Vision

A World-Class University Producing Leaders and Change Agents for Social Transformation and Development

 

Mission

The aforecited vision is rooted in Bicol University's mandate as provided in RA 5521 which is "to give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, besides providing for the promotion of scientific and technological researches, (Sec. 3)."

 

Goals of the College

  • To provide the highest quality of education in the field of business, economics, and management that is responsive to regional and national development;
  • To pursue relevant research and extension activities through linkages with business organizations, and government and non-government agencies;
  • To initiate vigorously income-generating activities for improving the financial capability of the college; and
  • To establish the highest degree of efficiency, effectiveness, collegiality in making decisions and transparency in the administrative system.

 

College Learning Outcomes

Every BU CBEM graduate should:
Demonstrate a high level of mastery and competence in business, economics, and management and contribute to organizational performance and regional and national development for societal transformation;
Demonstrate effective, efficient and ethical practice of profession in public, private, academe, or government sector;
Manifest transformative research skills towards the identification of innovative solutions to existing and new problems and the discovery and creation of new knowledge for effective decision-making;
Initiate extension programs that will address issues on sustainable livelihood and community development; and
Create centers that will showcase and commercialize research-based technologies and products to improve the financial capability of the college for self-sustainability.

 

Awards and Achievements

CPA Licensure Examination Award for Top Performing School 2015 & 2016 Top Performing School in Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Exam

Best Institution in Paper Presentation

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

People Management Association of the Philippines Region V Chapter

September 9, 2016

BU, Legazpi City

 

Basic Statistics of the College

As of February 2017

No. of Students: 2189 students

Graduates 2016- 612

 

CPA Licensure Performance

October 2015 – 94.20%

October 2016 – 84.93%

 

No. of Scholars

SY 2015-2016

Internal- 547

External-622

SY 2016-2017

Internal-317

External- 234

History

Facing the commercial center of the municipality of Daraga, Albay in the campus cornered by Rizal and Regidor Streets is the young Bicol University College of Business, Economics and Management. Spanning three (3) University Presidents and four (4) College Deans, in fourtenn (14) years, the institution of Higher Learning already made its mark not just to its mother town and province but to the entire country and the international community as well.

Its graduates consistently bring the school to the nation's best in accountancy licensure examination, many of its alumni have become successful professionals locally and in other countries, its faculty members are recognized by national professional organizations, its extension activities have benefitted the region's local government units, and its research outputs have landed in the international refereed journals.

The BUCBEM, as its called, legally started as a college on September 10, 2004 wit the implemetation of the Comprehensive Bicol University Development following Board of Regents Resolution 072 s. 2003 dated September 25, 2003 through the leadership of the BU President Dr. Susana C. Cabredo. The Plan created, from the former BU College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Institute of Computer Science (ICS), and the Institute of Communication and Cultural Studies (ICSS) new colleges namely, the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science. the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and this college - the College of Business, Economics and Management. The historical trail of BUCBEM, in whole started with the beginning of the Bicol University itself and was given distinct and full status after the blending of CAS, ICS, and ICCS to become entities with diferrent nomenclatures in 2004.

Initially, the college consisted of four programs originally coming from the former CAS - Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accountancy, BS in Entrepreneurship and BS in Administration, (BSBA) major in Management (which was later on officially  modified to BS in Management). In 2007, the BSBA with majors in  Financial Management, Human Resource Development, Marketing Management and Operations Management was offered. The BS in Accountancy, on the other hand, from within the course. opened a catch program, the BS in Managerial Accounting. The BSBA major in Microfinance was also offered later.

The College was ably served by three Deans frm April 30, 2005 to April 15, 2015 who were Dr. Edwina N. Morasa (ret.), Dr. Liwayway R. Ables (ret.), and Dr. Ramesis M. Lorino, respectively, under two Presidents, Dr. Susana C. Cabredo and Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya. On March 9, 2015 Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas was elected by the BU Board of Regents as the 8th BU President. President Mascariñas designated Dr. Eddie S. See as the 4th College Dean of BUCBEM effective starting April 16, 2015 and Prof. Sonnie A. Ramos as its Associate Dean and Planning Officer.

On September 27, 2017, the BU Board of Regents approved the CHED Policies, Standards and Guidelines-compliant revisions in the College's programs and majors. This Board action mainstreamed the programs of the college to only just four (4) - BS in Economics, BS in Accountancy, BS in Entreprenuership and BS in  Business Administration (with majors in Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Master in Entreprenuership, Master in Cooperative Management, Marketing Management, Microfinance, and Operation Management).

As of 2017, in the Graduate level, the college maintained the offering of Master in Management (MM), MM major in Human Resource Management, Master in Entreprenuership, Master in Cooperative Management, and Master in Economics and transferred to the Jesse Robredo Institute the Master in Public Administration, Ph. D. in Public Administration, and Ph. D. in Development Management Programs.

Anchored on the foundation and framework laid out in the earlier administrations, and guided by the Vision to become "a world-class university producing leader and change agents for social transformation and development", the Presidency of Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas and the Deanship of Dr. Eddie S. See successfully acquired all the Certificates of Program Compliance (COPC) of the college namely for  the following, BS in Entrepreneurship, BS in Accountancy and BSBA Programs; PhD in Public Administration and PhD in Development Management graduate programs. During the period, CBEM has likewise raised the AACCUP Level II status of its four original programs to Level III phase I for phase II visit, its BSBA program to Level 1, its Master in Management Program to Level IV, and the Master in Economics to level II.

The Presidency of Dr. Mascariñas has witnessed an unprecedented massive recruitment and selection of faculty members and engagement in faculty development in the College. Fifteen (15) new faculty members were hired one (1) in the Department of Economics, two (2) in the Department of Entrepreneurship, three (3) in the Department of Accountancy and nine (9) in the Department of Business Administration. The college, since 2016 has granted ten (10) mentors of the Human Resource Development, two (2) for PhD in Agricutural Economics at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, three (3) for Doctor in Business Administration at the Ateneo de Naga University, three (3) for PhD in Business Administration at the De La Salle University Dasamariñas, one (1) for PhD in Development Management in Bicol University and one (1) for Master in Accountancy at the Ateneo de Naga University.

CBEM offers an excellent environment and wholesome, meaningful experience through its varied intra-curricular and extra-curricular activities for students seeking future careers in Business Administration, Accountancy, and Economics.

Students have also the choice to join in defferent organizations, namely, Economics Society (EcoSoc), Operations Management Club (OMC), Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA), Junior People Management Association of the Philippines (JPMAP), Junior Marketing Association (JMA), Junior Institute of Management (JIM), Junior Financial Executives (JFINEX), Peer Counselors Organization (PCO), and the Athletians. These organizations conduct community outreach. and academic and socialization events.

 

BU Quality Policy

Bicol University commits to continually strive for excellence in instruction, research and extension by meeting the highest level of clientele satisfaction and adhering to quality standards.

 

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

Every graduate of Bicol University must:

Demonstrate critical thinking and integrative skills to solve problems and to support lifelong learning;

Communicate effectively and appropriately orally and in writing for various purposes with the responsible use of ITC tools;

Collaborate with diverse people ethically and with mastery of knowledge and skills in given discipline; and

Create knowledge and innovation to promote inclusive development as well as globalization. 

 

Goals of BU College of Agriculture and Forestry

Produce employable graduates of relevant and responsive curricular programs in agriculture, forestry, environment and other agriculture-related programs;

Generate and transfer scientific knowledge and technologies that are responsive to poverty alleviation, food security, economic productivity and sustainable development of resource-limited communities;

Generate and expand the productive resource capacity and entrepreneurial capability of the college;

Provide efficient and effective organizational support service delivery system and management;

Provide adequate physical facilities and utilities that are supportive of the mandated institutional functions of instruction, research, extension and production.

 

Facilities

BUCAF has a human resource pool totalling to 62 teaching and 35 non-teaching personnel with varying fields of specialization in support to the academic and academic-related functions and programs of the college. The human resource capability is being continuously upgraded through a system of recruitment and staff development in both the degree and short term training programs undertaken here and abroad.

Through the years the college was able to source out and build on its physical resources to ensure the delivery of services to its clientele and the community.

BUCAF's land area totals to 127.33 hectares: 47.11 ha for the main campus and 80.22 ha for the Mauraro campus. Mt. Masaraga also provides a facility especially for the forestry students and other related activities of the college.Classrooms, offices, laboratories, workshops, instructional, recreational and housing facilities are continuously being built or improved to meet the operational requirements for instruction, research and extension. The production ventures are also being expanded to increase income generation that could reinforce the regular budget of the college.

Basic Statistics of the College

BUCAF



Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Economics (Level 3 AACCUP Accredited)

The Bachelor of Science in Economics is in consonance with the need to keep it responsive to changes which occurs continuously in the socio-cultural environment, since its conception as one of the academic programs of the university, it underwent several revisions, the latest was 2001. The proposed revision was guided by observed strengths and weaknesses as experienced by the faculty, feedback from alumni and the labor market.

BS in Accountancy (Level 3 AACCUP Accredited)

A ladderized program which provides the students with accounting and business-related knowledge and skill that will serve as basis for career anchors in commerce and industry non-profit organization, government service, academe, and public accountancy practice. The graduates of this program are automatically qualified to take the Government Licensure Examinations for CPAs as required by RA 9298 otherwise known as the Philippine Accountancy Act of 2004

BS in Entrepreneurship (Level 3 AACCUP Accredited)

A ladderized curricular program which provides technical and professional training for students to have proficiencies marketing, production, enterprise planning and competencies in establishing and managing business enterprises, be self-employed and generate employment for others.

As per BOR Res. 021 s. 2012

The program prepares individual to start and manage their own business. It aims to develop entrepreneurs who are motivated and knowledgeable in identifying opportunities, developing and preparing business plans and actually starting and managing a business. Graduates of the BS Entrepreneurship program should be able to have the orientation and motivation of an entrepreneur, identify business opportunities, prepare business plans and accomplish requirements to start a business and operate and manage a business effectively and efficiently.

The program covers a balanced treatment of the functional areas included in planning, starting and operating a business enterprise

BSBA major in Management (Level 3 AACCUP Accredited)

The BS in Management aims to respond to global trends on developmental and its application in the various areas of management; prepare for career in business and provide with knowledge and skills desired by all types of employers; and provide the foundation for students who intend to enrol in the graduate programs.

BSBA major in Finacial Management (Level 1 AACCUP Accredited)

BSBA Major in Human Resource Development Management ( Level 1 AACCUP Accredited )

The program aims to prepare the graduates for a career in the field of Human Resource Management in various corporations whether in the manufacturing, and service sectors, or in the different types of industries such as pharmaceutical, semi-conductor, food and beverage, banking industries and other types of organizations.

Built into the program is the normal evolution of Human resource (HR) profession at the various stages of development of an enterprise. At the infancy stages of development of an enterprise. At the infancy stage of a company, the HR organization is limited to perform the traditional functions in personnel management. As it grows, HR gets involved in the administrative processes to ensure policies, systems and procedures are in place to have consistency and order in handling and managing people. Thereafter, HR assists line managers in the acquisition and development of skills and competencies of employees before it engages in the more strategic directions of making its employees more competitive in the business environment given global competition.

BSBA major in Microfinance ( Level 1 AACCUP Accredited )

The program aims to prepare the graduates in the field of microfinance in various microfinance institutions (MFIs). As defined in the Poverty Alleviation Act, Microfinance is credit and savings mobilization program exclusively for the poor to improve the asset base of households and expand the access to savings of the poor. It involves the use of viable alternative credit schemes and savings programs including the extension of small loans, simplified loan application procedures, group character loans, collateral-free arrangements, alternative loan repayments, minimum requirements for savings, and small denominated savers' instruments. A ladderized and competency-based curriculum (CBC) designed for frontline staff of microfinance institutions (MFIs).
Since the curriculum is ladderized the loan officer can continue his/her studies and earn a degree while working with the MFI. The ladderized CBC will follow the career path of the loan officers as he/she is promoted to senior loan officer, team leader or supervisor, branch/ unit manager, area manager and regional manager.

BSBA major in Operations Management ( Level 1 AACCUP Accredited )

Based on CMO 39. S. 2006

The program prepares the students for the acquisition of competencies and skills needed as managers in manufacturing and service oriented businesses. It focuses on managing the processes to produce and distribute products and services. Major overall activities often include product creation, development, organization and related activities including managing purchases, inventory control, quality control, storage, logistics and evaluation. A great deal of focus is efficiency and effectiveness of processes.
Operations management often includes substantial measurement and analysis of internal processes. Ultimately, the nature of how operations management is carried out in an organization depends very much on the nature of products or services in the organization.

BSBA major in Marketing Management (Level 1 AACCUP Accredited)



Faculty

Department of Accoutancy

Mark Francis G. Ng, MBA, CPA - Department Chairperson
Sonnie A. Ramos, MBA. CPA - Associate Dean and Planning Officer
Teresita Q. Galang, DBA CPA
Cristina M. Mirabueno, MBA, CPA
Analiza O. Pabilona, CPA, on going MSA
Rey Joseph M. Redoblado, CPA, on going MBA
Ged Eduard V. Narvaez, CPA, on going MSA
Danes Derick Dolz, CPA, on going MSA
Krizza Angela Grebialde, CPA, on going MSA

Department of Business Administration

Jay C. Lawenko, MBA - Department Chairperson
Emily M. Agonos, on going Ph. D.
Cheryl Ann S. Aranas, on going MBA
Cristina I Ballesteros, MM
Melinda D. De Guzman, Ed. D.
Evangeline Honrado, on going Ph. D.
Myrna M. Lanuzo, Ph. D.
Julie Ann M. Lustan, on going Ph. D.
Ronnel Madraso, on going MM
Gertrudes O. Peña, MaEd. Math
Janeth G. Poja, on going DBA
Jasmin Jane F. Salazar
Eddie S. See, Ed. D. MBA, RPAE - College Dean
Mary Ann B. Tonga, on going Ph. D.

Deparment of Economics

Ricardo M. Belgica, Ed. D. - Department Chairperson
Liza B. Alvarado, MBA
Virginia N. Gonzales, MBA
Clea L. Bongat, on going Ph. D.
Imelda A. Siapno, on going Ph. D.
Edna M. Mata, on going Ph. D.
Shiela B. Desuyo, MEcon

Department of Entrepreneurship

Edgar S. Barrameda, MM - Department Chairperson
Mary Anne L. Ansano, MEntrep
Nolan G. Belaro, on going DBA
Elmer A. Lorenzana, on going Ph. D.
Ma. Crestia C. Bañares, MEntrep
Mar M. Belgica, on going Entrep
Geniva Nario, on going MEntrep

 



Contact Us

Eddie S. See
Dean
483-4406

essee@bicol-u.edu.ph
bucbem-dean@bicol-u.edu.ph

Sonnie A. Ramos
Associate Dean
saramos@bicol-u.edu.ph

Salvador M. Abiño
Registrar
483-4360

smabino@bicol-u.edu.ph
bucbemreg@bicol-u.edu.ph



Research and Extension

Research Papers presented in International, National, Local/ Regional Conferences 

A Data-Based Model for Faculty Loading in State Universities and Colleges in the Philippines

Dr. Eddie S. See

Presenter and Author

Mary Ann See

Co-Author

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP,

Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January 7-9 , 2016

International

 

ISO 9001:2008 Implementation in Bicol University College of Business Economics and Management: The Viewpoint of Students

Mrs. Mary Ann See

Presenter and Co-Author

Dr. Eddie S. See

Author

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

Inventory Management Practices of Selected Native Product Retailers in Daraga Albay

Emily M. Agonos

Presenter

Author

Sonnie Ramos

Co-Author

Riza Barrrameda

Irish Sergio

Marjorie Valenzuela

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

 

Bicol Industry Contexts and Prospective ASEAN 2015 Graduates

Mary Ann Tonga

Presenter

Authors

Dr. Eddie S. See

Mary Ann See

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

 

The Business Prospects of Selected University-Developed Agricultural Technologies

Dr. Melinda De Guzman

Presenter

Authors

Dr. Eddie S. See

Mary Ann See

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

 

The Assessment of the Recurring Traffic Congestion in Daraga Albay

Gertrudes O. Pena

Presenter

Authors

Dr. Eddie S. See

Mary Ann See

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

 

Profile, Sufficiency of Accounting Knowledge and Financial Management Capacity of Barangay Treasurer  of  Daraga Albay and Their Relationships

Dr. Ramon De Leon

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

Micro Lending in Albay, Philippines: Profit-Oriented and Service-Oriented Enterprise

Julie Ann Lustan

Presenter

Authors

Dr. Eddie S. See

Mary Ann See

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

 

Feasibility Study of Sweet Potato (Camote) Pancit Canton Production in Daraga Albay

Edgar S. Barrameda

Presenter

Authors

Nolan G. Belaro

Mark Marvin Alfonso

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

 

Sampling in Business Management Research: The Sampling Formula n=N/1+Ne2

Elmer A. Lorenzana

Presenter

Author

Dr. Eddie S. See

Mary Ann See

International Conference on Accounting and Management Education Research and Practice CAMERP Venus Park View Hotel Baguio City, Philippines

January7-9,2016

International

 

 

Economic Consequences of Seashore Reclamation for Commercial Establishment on Fishermen in Barangay Puro, Legazpi City

Prof. Elmer A. Lorenzana

Presenter and Author

Co-Author

Mary Grace Neptuno

Mary Joy Loverez Maricar Loquinario

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Sustainability Strategies for the Green Business of Naga City Vis-à-vis the Triple-Bottom –Line

Dr. Dimson M. Rivero

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Feasibility Study of Sweet Potato (Camote) Muffins Production

Nolan G. Belaro

Presenter and Author

Co-Author

Jay-Ar Bien

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

Kamote Kisses Production

Prof. Edgar S. Barrameda

Presenter

Author

Ma. Crestia Banares

Mary Anne L. Ansano

Malyn Almoguera

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Feasibility Study of Sweet Potato (Camote) Coookies Production in Albay, Philippines

Prof. Julie Ann Lustan

Presenter

Author

Nolan G. Belaro

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Cash Management Practices of Selected Micro-Retailers in Tabaco Public Market

Prof. Imelda A. Siapno

Presenter

Author

Rey Joseph Redoblado

Co-Author

Kenneth Bio

Rea Fey B. Bobier

Hannae Grace M. Bobiles

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Evaluation of Wage of Copra Workers in Top Five Barangays of Daraga Albay

Prof. Edgar S. Barrameda

Presenter

Author

Ma. Crestia Banares

Mary Anne L. Ansano

Malyn P. Almoguero

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Compliance of the Financial Management in Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF) income Generating Projects (IGP) with the IGP operating Manual

Dr. Teresita Galang

Presenter

Rey Joseph M. Redoblado

Author

Co-Authors

Daryl Abellanosa

Seala Marie Asis

Beverly Morin

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

The Business Investment Prospect of Selected BU-Development Agricultural Technologies

Dr. Melinda De. Guzman

Presenter

Authors:

Mary Ann M. See

Dr. Eddie S. See

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Feasibility of Sweet Potato (Camote) Pancit Canton Production in Daraga, Albay Philippines

Prof. Julie Ann Lustan

Presenter

Authors:

Prof. Nolan Belaro

Mark Marvin Alfonso

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

A Framework for Identifying and Evaluating the Drivers of Performance Excellence of the B.S. Accountancy Program of Bicol University

Mark Francis G. Ng

National Committee on Accountancy Research Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines

February 4&5, 2016

National

 

 

Mosquito Repellent Candle Using Pomelo Peelings

Prof. Janeth J. Poja

Presenter Author

Co-Author

Anie Rose Lomibao

Hermielyn A.Ayala

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Production of Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker in Daraga, Albay.

Mary Ann B. Tonga

Presenter Author

Co-Author

Kathleen M. Mediavillo

Finella Joyce Realizan

Kathleen Mediavillo

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

The Market Viability of Alternative Indigenous Utility Bag: The Roll-Fold Bamboo Bag

Ramon T. Deleon

Presenter  and Author

 

 

Co- Authors

Ivy Joy L. Per

Harizon Narvaez

Shary Anonuebo

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Four Seasons Fruit Wine Production

Prof. Emily M. Agonos

Presenter Author

Co-Author

Edward Egan L. Lao

Joannes Pulus M. Manievo Stephen M. Lorino

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Abaca Wrist Wallet Market Opportunity

Dr. Melinda De Guzman

Presenter Author

Reymart D. Grageda

Joselle Vernadette Benetiz

Michael Mirafuentes

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

A Case Study: Status, Problems, and Developmental Needs of Talahib, Daraga Albay.

Elmer A. Lorenzana

Presenter and Author

Co-Authors

Aysa L. Andes

Regine M. Campus

Beverly C. Leron

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Working Capital Management Practices of Newly-Established Proprietorship Food Business in Legazpi City

Analiza O. Pabilona

Presenter

Authors

Mark Francis G. Ng

Co-Author

Harriete Anne M. Abonita

Pershian Therese S. Gangawan

Janine Erika F. Imperial

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Multifunctional Trash Bin

Ramon T. De Leon

Presenter and Author

Co-Author

Rubena G. Canaveral

Louren R. Madrona

Ira V. Mataverde

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Cost and Benefit Analysis of Expansion and Improvement of Water System Project in Palanas, Masbate

Shiela Desuyo

Presenter and Author

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Agricultural Production in San Ramon, Daraga Albay

Prof. Edna Mata

Presenter and Author

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Cost and Return of Organic Farming in Alcala, Daraga Albay

Prof. Virginia N. Gonzales

Presenter and Author

Co-Author

Michelle R. Ballaran

Janice S. Cadag

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Transforming Farm Wastes into House Electricity at Barangay Belen, Calabanga Camarines Sur

Prof. Gertrudes O. Pena

Presenter and Author

Co-Author

John Joseph Dave

Marah Citra

Ma. Nilda Bongalos

The Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna

February 2-5,2016

International

 

 

Sustainability Strategies for the Green Business of Naga City vis-avis the Triple-bottom-line Concept

Dr. Dimson M. Rivero

Presenter and Author

PAGSIBOL ENEDA

ICE-ENEDA

Diamond Hotel, Manila

February 8, 2016

International

 

 

The Entrepreneurs Alumni Development Cooperative: Eighteen Years of Productive Experience

Edgar S. Barrameda

Presenter and Author

Co-Author

Nolan G. Belaro

PAGSIBOL ENEDA

ICE-ENEDA Diamond Hotel, Manila

February 8, 2016

International

 

 

The Adequacy, Appropriateness and Corrections of Statistical Analyses in Graduate Students' Theses/Dissertations in Higher Education Institutions in Bicol Region, Philippines

Dr. Eddie S. See – Main Author

Elmer A. Lorenzana

Presenter

1st International Congress in Multi-Disciplinary Researchers (ICMR 2016)

Baguio City

April 23 – 25, 2016

International

 

 

Relationship Between Gender and Employment Contexts Among the Graduates of Bicol University

Dr. Eddie S. See – Main Author and Presenter

1st International Congress in Multi-Disciplinary Researchers (ICMR 2016)

Baguio City

April 23 – 25, 2016

International

 

 

STEP for Engineering Programs

Rey Joseph Redoblado

2016 Regional Conference Thru Business and Management Research

BU Ampitheater

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

STEP for Engineering Programs

Rey Joseph Redoblado

BU In-House Review of Completed Researches

HERCC Bldg, BU East Campus

August 2, 2016

Local

 

 

STEP for Arts and Letters Programs

Emily M. Agonos

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Local

 

 

STEP for Arts and Letters Programs

Mary Anne Ansano

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

STEP for Arts and Letters Programs

Emily M. Agonos

BU In-House Review of Completed Researches

HERCC Bldg, BU East Campus

August 2, 2016

Local

 

STEP for Science Degree Programs

Ma. Crestia Banares

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

STEP for Science Degree Programs

Ma. Crestia Banares

BU In-House Review of Completed Researches

HERCC Bldg, BU East Campus

August 2, 2016

Local

 

 

STEP for Social Sciences and Philosophy Programs

Nolan G. Belaro

BU In-House Review of Completed Researches

HERCC Bldg, BU East Campus

August 2, 2016

Local

 

 

 

STEP for Arts and Letters Programs

Emily M. Agonos

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Local

 

 

A Data-based Model for Faculty Loading in State Universities and Colleges in the Philippines

Eddie S. See, Mary Ann M. See

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Seamless Integration of Academic Instruction and Students Support Services: A Business Model for Hidgher Education Institutions

Ramon T. De Leon

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

ISO 9001: 2008 Implementation in Bicol University College of Business, Economics and Management: The Viewpoint of Students

Eddie S. See and Mary Ann M. See

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Relationship between Gender and Employment Contexts among the Graduates of Bicol University

Eddie S. See, Mary Ann M. See and Liwayway Ables

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Management of Revenue Generating Public Enterprise of Selected Government Units in Albay Province

Melinda D. de Guzman and Angelo P. Candelaria

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Welfare-oriented and Business-directed Micro-lending in the Province of Albay, Philippines: Contexts, Utilization, and Benefits

Eddie S. See, Liwayway R. Ables, Ramesis M. Lorino, Nolan G. Belaro, Mary Ann M. See

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

R&D Management in State Universities and Colleges: Sampling in Business and Management Research

Eddie S. See and Mary Ann M. See

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Electric Energy Utilization in Households of Albay Province and Future Efficiency Strategies

Eddie S. See, Liwayway Ables, Melinda D. De Guzman, Joseph L. Bartolata and Mary Ann M. See

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Clients' Awareness and Acceptability of a College's Vision, Mission and Goals

Eddie S. See and Mary Ann See

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Framework of Collaboration of Disaster Risk Reduction Stakeholders Towards Resilient Communities

Elmer A. Lorenzana

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

A Comprehensive Analysis of P.D. 1216: Basis for HLURB Model

Carolyn A. Alejo and Melinda D. De Guzman

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

The Sustainability of Green Businesses of Naga City in the Milieu of the Triple-Bottom-Line Concept

Dimson M. Rivero

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Feasibility Study of  Sweet Potato (Camote) Pancit Canton Production in Daraga Albay, Philippines

Nolan G. Belaro, Mark Marvin G. Alfonso, and Julie Ann Lustan

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

Abaca Wrist Wallet Market Opportunity

Melinda D. De Guzman

Emily Agonos

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Transforming Farm Wastes into Household Electricity at Barangay Belen, Calabanga, Camarines Sur

Gertrudes O. Pena, Ma. Nilda C. Bongalos, Marah P. Citra, and John Dave

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Cost and Benefit Analysis of Expansion and Improvement of Water System Project in Palanas Masbate

Shiela Desuyo

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Cash Management Practices of Selected Miro-retailers in Tabaco Public Market

Imelda Siapno

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

Supply Chain Improvement of Dried Sardines in the Bicol Region Phase 1: Evaluation Research

Viola L. Amano and Julieta V. Mojados

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

The Business Prospects of Selected University-Developed Agricultural Technologies

Eddie S. See, Mary Ann See, Ilona Matias, and Melinda D. De Guzman

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

An Account of Productive Experiences: The Entreprenuers Alumni Development Cooperative (EADCoop) Case

Edgar Barrameda and Nolan G. Belaro

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

Mosquito Repellant Candle Using Pomelo Peelings

Janet G. Poja, Hermielyn A. Ayala, and Anie Rose Lomibao

2016 Regional Conference on Business and Management Research

BU Amphitheater, Legazpi City

September 9, 2016

Regional

 

 

The Role of Microfinance on Living Standards and Poverty Alleviation: A case of EADCoop Microlending Beneficiaries in Daraga Albay

Edgar Barrameda

2016 PSAI Annual Conference Role of Statistics in Monitoring Progress of Social Protection

Regional

 

 

Published Research

 

Relationship between Gender and Employment Contexts of Bicol University Graduates

Eddie S. See and Mary Ann M. See

International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovations and Technology

Vol. 3 No. 2 December 29, 2016

International

 

 



Alumni

Zandro Sipoy Gigantoca, CPA, MBA, CICA, CISA

ERP Advisory | Business Process Risk and Control | Controls Assurance or IT Audit Integration| Financial Statements

“Zandro is currently part of the Risk Assurance Services (RAS) of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Middle East Practice in United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is one of the key consultant and audit managers for Technology & Business Resilience [previously IT Risk Assurance (ITRA)] for the ERP Advisory, Business Process Risk & Control and Controls Assurance/IT Audit lines of services. He has serviced clients from Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia for almost eight (8) years.”

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATIONAL

In 2006, Zandro is one of the pioneer graduates of the emergent college of Bicol University, i.e., College of Business, Economics and Management (CBEM), from the BS Accountancy Department. He graduated magna cum laude, and he is CBEM's first outstanding graduate and first university outstanding graduate coming from CBEM. At the same time, he is also the recipient of Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) award in Region V. He is the 16th president of BU Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA). Further, he is also a back-to-back Philippine Jaycees Youth Leadership Excellence awardee in 2002 and 1998. Finally, he also graduated valedictorian both in secondary and primary.

After graduation, he went to CPA Review (CPAR) School in Manila to prepare for the CPA Licensure Exam. He successfully passed the board exam in November 2006 as confirmed by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC), Board of Accountancy (BoA).

In 2010, he completed his MBA from the University of the Philippines and part of the Top Ten of the graduating class. In 2008, he was granted scholarship from Wharton-Penn Club Philippines, Inc. (association of Wharton Business School Alumni of University of Pennsylvania).

In May 2016, he became a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) as confirmed by Institute for Internal Controls (IIC) from New Jersey, USA. In addition, in Nov 2016, he became a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) as confirmed by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) at Illinois, USA; after passing the ISACA's toughest exam in September 2016 and being part of the top 20% of examinees worldwide.

 

PROFESSIONAL

 

IT Controls Assurance / IT Audit

He is referred to manage risk-based IT audit engagements in support of external financial audit, or purely IT internal audit for clients across various industries including but not limited to financial services (i.e., banks, stock market, insurance), manufacturing & logistics, merchandising & retail, container terminal IT operations, healthcare & medical services, agriculture, food & hospitality, government agencies (e.g., road & transport authority, health authority, local government), business process outsourcing & manpower services, utilities (i.e., power, water, telecommunication), media & advertising, and airlines & civil aviation. He is a review specialist on application & IT general controls (ISA- or SOX-based) over various applications, operating systems, databases and networks, and on IT strategy/governance.

 

ERP Advisory

He is keen in engaging with ERP project assurance & management focusing on business process diagnostics, requirements definition, system analysis & functional design review, ERP testing, application-based security, security roles analysis, and post-implementation review. He successfully serviced key clients including a multinational educational system, a cement manufacturer, an oil & gas supply service provider, and an exclusive merchandiser & distributor of luxury items. He is also involved in business and practice development to market ERP advisory and internal review services.

 

Business Process Risk & Control

He can manage key engagements which involve identifying, assessing, mitigating, controlling and monitoring operational/process, technology and business risks. He can provide support on IT risk assessment, preparation of system & process risk and control matrices, internal controls reviews, and ERP project risk management. He was engaged in clients including a fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer & distributor, a civil aviation authority, large educational management system, and a healthcare service provider. His reviews can cover hire to retire, purchase to pay, order to cash, record to report, supply chain management, and cash management processes.

 

Financial Reporting

He was involved in financial statement preparation and reporting of non-profit property associations of vertical or horizontal developments, either residential or commercial use. This further involves external audit coordination, transaction processing, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting to the Board of Directors/Trustees.

 

To name some, his key client involvements include, but not limited to:

  • Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (Rijeka, Croatia)
  • AIG Chartis MEMSA (Dubai, UAE)
  • Al Madina Insurance Co. (Al Khuwair, Oman)
  • Al Mojil Supply and Services (Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/KSA)
  • Al Nozha Medical Est. (Jeddah, KSA)
  • Barclays Middle East (Dubai, UAE)
  • Dubai Financial (Stock) Market / NASDAQ Dubai (Dubai, UAE)
  • Dubai Refreshments Co. / PepsiCo (Dubai, UAE)
  • Emirates Airlines (Dubai, UAE)
  • FlyDubai (Dubai, UAE)
  • GEMS Education (Middle East)
  • Green Cross, Inc. (Muntinlupa, Philippines)
  • International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (global operations)
  • Media Zone Authority (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • National Bank of Fujairah (Fujairah, UAE)
  • Noor Bank (Dubai, UAE)
  • Northern Cement Corporation (Pangasinan, Philippines)
  • Ocean Adventure (Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Oman Investment and Finance Co. (Ruwi, Oman)
  • Primer Group, Inc. (Southeast Asia operations)
  • RAKBank (Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE)
  • Road and Transport Authority (Dubai, UAE)
  • Schlumberger (Middle East and USA)
  • SEHA Abu Dhabi Health Services (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Sony Middle East and Africa (Jebel Ali, UAE)
  • Taageer Finance Co. (Al Khuwiar, Oman)
  • WJ Towell & Co. – Enhance Oman or Matrah Cold Stores (Muscat, Oman)
  • Zurich Insurance (Middle East)

 

Prior to joining PwC Middle East, he was an Associate Manager of Reyes Tacandong and Co. – RSM International Philippines, previously Mazars Philippines (a French audit firm) from 2010-13 (the very first IT auditor of the newly-formed audit firm with partners coming from SGV and Co. – Ernst and Young Philippines); and Business Analyst/ Finance Administrative Assistant of First Oceanic Property Management, Inc. – subsidiary of Megaworld Corporation from 2007-08. He has also been involved to teach in Technological University of the Philippines College of Liberal Arts (TUP-CLA) graduate program in 2011. Currently, he is also a member of Smartscript Technologies, Inc. Board of Directors (BoD), a technology start-up company. Finally, he is involved in the annual Giftaholic Charity organized by Giftaholic Shop, Sorsogon and Team Subo, Albay.

Apart from United Arab Emirates and travelling all over the Philippines, he has visited:

  • United Kingdom (Central London, City of Bath, Oxford, Manchester and Newcastle)
  • Croatia (Rijeka and Zagreb)
  • Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)
  • Hong Kong
  • Austria (Vienna)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • Maldives (Male City and Lankanfinolhu)
  • Oman (Muscat)
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam and Jeddah)
  • Slovakia (Bratislava)
  • Germany (Bochum)
  • Qatar (Doha)
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • The Netherlands (The Hague and Amsterdam
  • Jordan (Amman, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Madaba)

 

PERSONAL

Zandro was born in the town of Bulan, Sorsogon in 9 September 1984. He spent most of his academic life in Legazpi City until he migrated to Manila for the government licensure examination, and subsequently landed a job in Makati Central Business District. After working for five-years in Metro Manila and earning his post-graduate degree, he has been expatriated and became a resident of UAE.

His father, Maj. Randy Girado Gigantoca, is a retired PNP Chief Inspector, while his mother, Rolita Jimena Sipoy, is a retired Assistant Professor III from Sorsogon State College. He has five siblings.

Outside work, he enjoys travelling, island-hopping, and sometimes joining adventurous activities with family and friends. He is also fond of reading books, composing prose and poems, watching movies and TV series, and doing painting in oil, acrylic and mixed-media. He is also an active stock trader and real estate investor. Granted with more time, he engages in billiards, football and swimming.