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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 ...

Monday September 10, 2018

Expressing their gratitude for the growth and positive change the Bicol University’s College of Social Science and Philosophy (BU-CSSP)experienced t...

Friday July 27, 2018

With the theme “Building a Culture of Peace Across Borders”, peace process institutes from the United States, Australia, Thailand and the ...

Monday April 16, 2018

A total of 8,502 students were given their diplomas as this year’s official graduates of Bicol University, culminating their years of ac...

Wednesday January 10, 2018

To welcome the year 2018 with new priorities and direction, the Bicol University conducted the Opening Meeting at La Roca Veranda Suite, Legazpi City ...

Thursday November 9, 2017

Upholding the vision of Bicol University (BU) to be a world-class university, at least 11 of its programs in its five units underwent the AACCUP Acred...

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About Us

Historical Background

The Bicol University since its creation on June 21, 1969 through the passage of Republic Act 5521 has remained faithful to its commitment of being a strong pillar for regional and national development.. With the changing demands of the times, it has pushed for reforms to broaden and strengthen its programs and maximize the benefits that should rightfully accrue to the community it serves. The implementation of the BU Comprehensive Development Plan as approved by the BU Board of Regents through Resolution No. 072, s. 2003 saw the emergence of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy as a new college of Bicol University from the former College of Arts and Sciences. It was created through Board Resolution No. 075, series of 2004 on September 10, 2004 and started its operations on January 1, 2005 under the authority of Administrative Order No. 263, series of 2004.

 

College Goals

1.To produce competent graduates imbued with a strong sense of patriotism and nationalism by providing responsive professional education at the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels in the fields of social sciences ;

2. To evolve a college culture characterized by collegiality, solidarity, service-orientedness and productivity through the:

a.pursuit of pure and applied researches in the various fields of the social sciences in response to regional, national and global development thrusts;

b. extension services to communities in line with the college’s expertise and resources in the form of consultancy, training, development programs, projects;

c. promotion of advocacies in support of various concerns towards holistic human transformation and development;

d. generation of internally and externally sourced funds to ensure the financial sustainability of the college operation.

 

Departmental Objectives

General Education

1.To provide the Bicol University students the general social science subjects such as History, Rizal and Psychology which are prescribed in their curriculum.
2.Through these social science subjects, students are expected to possess positive social values to become worthwhile members for the promotion of a   peaceful and progressive community.
3.The students are expected to understand themselves and others, as well as be aware of the rich historical past, to guide them as they chart their future.

Peace Studies
1.To produce graduates and professionals who will become agents of social change that will contribute to peace and development.
2.To promote a culture of research, through instruction and community engagement that will contribute to the development of the science of peace and respond positively to the demands of a global society.
3.To establish partnerships with various stakeholders to enhance the field of peace studies and promote advocacies to global peace and development.

Philosophy
1.To offer a curriculum that has intellectual, ethical and development-oriented value to the student and community;
2.To engage in academic and related activities that will   develop critical thinking, positive values and the holistic skills of the students;
3.To undertake researches that will enrich knowledge, guide in policy-making, and promote development-oriented endeavors;
4.To undertake extension service activities that will assist in the individual and social transformation;
5.To venture into production activities that will promote professional and institutional development.


Political Science

1. To produce graduates with foundation in constitution and public governance as agents of socio-political changes.

2. To inculcate to the students the spirit of nationalism, patriotism, social commitment, integrity and honesty.

3. To expose the students to varied activities that will enhance their interest & skills in research and community service.

4. To engage in production activities that will support instruction, research, and extension services of the Department.

Sociology
1.To provide knowledge on the theoretical and socio-cultural realities to students, faculty and other stakeholders through substantive courses, method courses, and a formal practicum course.
2.To evolve a culture of research by equipping them with research capabilities towards a holistic human development.
3.To build partnership with the various stakeholders based on the knowledge acquired and research capabilities of the students, making them effective catalyst of change.

Social Work
1.To develop globally competitive social workers equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the social work profession.
2.To generate data that can help improve social work education and practice through the conduct of relevant researches.
3.To respond to community needs and problems by undertaking extension services in communities where social work expertise is needed.

 



Degree Programs

AB PEACE AND SECURITY STUDIES
AB PHILOSOPHY
AB POLITICAL SCIENCE
BS SOCIAL WORK
AB SOCIOLOGY
 



Faculty

GENERAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
1. Dr. Ruby Ann L. Ayo
2. Dr. Sipronio B. Belardo
3. Dr. Felicitacion C. Hubilla (Department Head)
4. Prof. Gerardo B. Lawenko Jr.
5. Dr. Rudya A. Roallos
6. Prof. Ma. Elaine I. Salazar
7. Dr. Salvacion L. Villafuerte

PEACE STUDIES DEPARTMENT
1. Prof Lloyd V. Berdin
2. Prof. Gina M. Oropesa
3. Dr. Herbert B. Rosana (Department Head)

PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
1. Prof. Ruben C. Cardino Jr.
2. Prof. Jose Ramon E. De Leon (Department Head)
3. Prof. Martin Harry A. Guab
4. Prof. Ramon V. Palma

POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
1. Prof. Cesar A. Arao
2. Prof. Amelita R. Bello (Department Head)
3. Prof. Alexander C. De Guzman
4. Dr. Rosemarie T. Frias
5. Dr. Noemi L. Ibo
6. Atty. Alex B. Nepomuceno
7. Prof. Arturo S. Remoral
8. Prof Aileen B. Sarte
9. Prof. Emilio C. Valenzuela

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
1. Prof. Katherine E. Evasco
2. Prof. Glenton O. Guiriba (Department Head)
3. Prof. Dolores D. Laguilles
4. Prof. Priscilita P. Perez
5. Prof. Noel R. Rafer

SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT
1. Prof. Tania L. Anonuevo
2. Prof Cherry M. Dycoco
3. Prof. Annelyn V. Mendoza
4. Prof. Joselynn M. Ninofranco
5. Prof. Myrna A. Pereyra
6. Prof. Ma. Vida Teresa O. Sales
7. Dr. Francia L. Villaflor (Department Head)
 



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Research and Extension

RESEARCH

ON JUNE 8-10, 2016, DR. RUBY ANN L. AYO AND DR. SALVACION L. VILLAFUERTE attended the HONG KONG

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCE at the REGAL AIRPORT HOTEL, 9 Cheong Tat Road, Hong Kong

International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

On JUNE 9, 2016, the first day of the conference, DR. SALVACION L. VILLAFUERTE was awarded  Best Paper Award

in the Social Sciences Category.

 

EXTENSION

I. BASIC INFORMATION

  1. Extension Project Title: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT THROUGH GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT (ComEGAD)
  1. Main Proponent: SALVACION L. VILLAFUERTE, Ph.D.
  1. Implementing Agency/Station:
  • Lead Agency: College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Cooperating Agency: Local Government Unit of Pilar, Sorsogon
  • Other partner Agency: Local Government Unit of Ligao City                                                                                 Local Government Unit of Legazpi City                                                                                             Macalaya National High School
  1. Funding Agency: College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • With counterpart:  Local Government Unit of Pilar, Sorsogon
  • Local Government Unit of Ligao City
  • Local Government Unit of Legazpi city    
  • Macalaya National High School
  1. Duration of the Project
  • Date Started :  AUGUST 2012
  • Date of Completion : DECEMBER 2016

 

This extension project, the Community Empowerment through Gender and Development (ComEGAD) encompassed a holistic approach in responding to the community needs of Pilar, Sorsogon and other partner local government agencies. It is conceptualized in this aim where primarily; social and psychological needs will be addressed to bring realization to an empowered community through social and moral responsiveness and social and psychological well-being. It is aimed to be continuously committed in the holistic development of humankind and the Bikolano community through excellence in programs responsive to the regional, national and global concern and the attainment of the potential of the adopted community through extension.

 

This project was also in view of capacitating the barangay captains to local governance and empowering men, women and youth to enjoy life, work towards personal goals and feel good about themselves. This coincided with the goals of Extension Service in “Educating to Build Resilient Communities: BU Glocal Actions” in the establishment of resilient communities. Thus, this aimed to create responsible leaders and individuals bringing about secured, happy and organized communities. The project, which started in 2012, aimed to: (1) Raise awareness of social issues with emphasized focus on child protection and building safe environment for the children; (2) Promote physical, social and mental health of family members by equipping them with knowledge and skills focused on social and psychological well-being; and (3) Enhance knowledge and skills of stakeholders as allies for building resilient communities.

 

The ComEGAD (Community Empowerment through Gender and Development) was the Extension Banner Program of BUCCSSP from August 2012 until December 2016. Extension activities in line with the ComEGAD are concentrated in the 49 Barangays of Pilar, Sorsogon and linkages with the local city governments of Ligao and Legazpi and Macalaya, Sorsogon. Through the consolidated efforts of BUCSSP, this project provides programs and extension activities rendered by the different departments/units of the college, namely: General Education Department, Peace Studies Department, Philosophy Department, Political Science Department, Social Work Department and Sociology Department and also the Non-teaching personnel.

 

The project was divided into three components which in itself comprise of different activities: (1) Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Program (2) Family Empowerment (youth, parents and elderly) (3) Stakeholders' Enhancement Program. The activities of the three project components are mostly concentrated on the 49 barangays of Pilar, Sorsogon but a number of activities were extended to other communities outside Pilar, Sorsogon. All three project components were completed and activities were equally distributed based on the needs assessment results of the communities.

 

The BUCSSP's extension concept centered on the People Empowering People approach (Page & Czuba, 1999) which connected research, theory, and practice. Adapting this approach successfully focused on the strengths of people, providing opportunities and resources without crimpling them as they take control of their lives from the Community Empowerment through Gender and Development programs.

 

 



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