Campus Life


Monday June 24, 2019

The Nursing Departments of Bicol University is once again filled with joy upon the release of the Professional Regulation Commissions’ (PRC) June 20...

Tuesday April 23, 2019

This year’s ‘Graduation Week’ concludes in Bicol University with a total 5,939 students across the university receiving ...

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Proving their alignment with the university’s goal of upholding quality services at par with updated standards, Bicol University’s College of Agri...

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 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 April 30, 2018

Geared towards the skills and technology development of the barangay officials, out-of-school youths, professionals, employed, underemployed and emplo...


About Us


Hon. Pedro R. Sabido Sr. passed Republic Act 1613 and1900 which established the School for Philippine Craftsmen on June 1, 1959 in Polangui, Albay.

The school was officially inaugurated by President Carlos P. Garcia on October 23, 1959 and was formally opened on the same date by Mr. Leon Gatmaitan, then chief of the Home Industries Division of the Bureau of Public Schools, who was designated by the Secretary of the Department of Education to organize and administer the school.

Since the school was the first of its kind at the time of its conception in 1959, it became the pilot school in Home Industries, offering short term courses as well as the lay people and other professionals in the Bicol Region who would like to venture in home industries. The training program of the school consisted of instruction in the selection and processing materials, designing, and the execution of designs or craftsmanship. Trainees were trained in the production and manufacture of crafts using native materials commonly found in the communities, such as bamboo, rattan, abaca, coir, nito and others.

Due to the needs of the time, the 4-year Trade Secondary Curriculum which was based from the Secondary Education Development Program (SEDP); the 2-year Trade Technical Course (2-YTCHM) in school year 1998 – 1999 and the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Practical Arts Education (BSPAE) was converted to 4-year Bachelor of Science in Technology Education (BSTE) starting school year 1997 – 1998.

In view of the educational needs of the locality, the following additional formal education courses have been offered: the 4-year Secondary Home Industries which was opened n the school year 1971-1972 and later changed to 4-year Secondary Trade curriculum; the 2-year Technical Course in Home. Industries Management opened in 1975 – 1976, also converted to 2-year Trade Technical Curriculum.

Bachelor of Practical Arts Education which was opened starting the first semester of school year 1976 - 1977. The school also offered 1-year Certificate of Craftsman Technology for Home Industries which was granted to the school as an accolade in passing the assessment given by the Technical Panel for Technical and Vocational Education.

Cognizant of the need for middle-level manpower in the various areas which shall provide the necessary skills and knowledge called for by technical positions, the school offered 1-year Certificate of Craftsman Technology course in school year 1989 – 1990.

The following administrators headed the school: Mr. Jesus R. Galvante (1959-1961); Mr. Restituto B. Galvante (1961-1973); Mrs. Belen R. Samson (1973-1974); Mr. Juanito B. Cacapit (1974-1979); Mr. Francisco S. Hernandez (1979-1994); Mr. Remedio M. Obedoza (March-Oct. 1994);Dr. Rocely A. Fonacier (Oct. 1994-2001).

The school was then transferred under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Region V in the school year 1997-98. On the December 14, 2000, by virtue of R.A. 7722, R.A. 8292 & R.A. 8769 the school was integrated to Bicol University as one of its units and changed the name into Bicol University Polangui Campus.


Goals and Objectives

Provide quality education and trainings in the field of education, science and technology;

Undertake social, developmental and applied scientific researches that are relevant to the regional and national goals;

Undergo efficient and effective extension program through service and community related activities; and

Engage in sustainable income generating projects to increase financial capabilities of the institution.


Bicol University Polangui Campus 


Jenlo Diamse - Instructor I, Department Chairman


Melissa Jeankie Rellon ( Instructor I)

Mary Antoniette Ariño ( Instructor II)

Anthony Cabrillas ( Associate Professor I)

Eunice Jane Doctor ( Instructor I)

Norlijun Hilutin ( Instructor I)

Christopher Pacardo ( Instructor II)

Guillermo Red Jr. ( Instructor I)

Mercenario Legaspi ( Instructor I)

Jerry Agsunod ( Instructor I)

Joseph Carinan ( Instructor I)

Ferdinand Cilot ( Instructor I)

Floradel Relucio ( Instructor I)

Ben Saminiano ( Instructor I)

Caryl Silang ( Instructor I)


Benji Bobis

Joseph Ortenero

Roger Salalima

Maria Elena Samalea

Russel James Serrano

Romel Toledo

Romeo Tolosa



Francia A. Ilarde - Associate Professor I, Department Chairman


Bernardo L. Salvante ( Associate Professor III)

Ma. Merlie R. Arbo ( Associate Professor V)

Vilma B. Aycardo ( Associate Professor II)

Nelly B. Belchez ( Associate Professor V)

Mary Joy B. Catangui ( Associate Professor IV)\

Rebecca B. Flores ( Associate Professor II)

Nestor S. Ilarde ( Associate Professor I)

Aida B. Marbella ( Associate Professor IV)

BB Benjamin III D. Nebres ( Instructor I)

Ma. Julita B. Obiles ( Associate Professor IV)

Salvador R. Rastrullo ( Associate Professor I)

Maximo R. Razal Jr. ( Instructor III)

Bernardita B. Riñon ( Associate Professor IV)

Janette Z. Salinel ( Associate Professor I)

Beverly R. Miraflor ( Instructor I)

John Thomas P. Satimbre ( Instructor I)


Medina S. Ariño

Evelyn P. Albao

Erian P. Alim

Edwin SJ. De Duque

Antonio C. Poblete

Roberto . Riparip

Celso S. Regalia

Margarita N. Sto. Domingo

Joelan . Tino

Ma. Francesca B. Hilutin

Joselina B. Florin

Mary Joy R. Reburiano 

Elisa . Nuñez

Marlyn S. Santayana

Jennie R. Tantiado

Allan . Roncesvalles

Gina . Balingbing

Clyde Alexander A. Antioquia


Janet S. Ibarreta



Eden M. Llamera - Instructor II, Department Chairman


Edsel P. Samaniego ( Instructor I)

Ernesto O. Alim ( Associate Professor I)

Mario J. Aycardo ( Associate Professor II)

Milagros O. Belchez ( Associate Professor II)

William A. Enaje ( Instructor III)

Leonora S. Lanuzo ( Associate Professor IV)

Zaldy C. Magnate ( Associate Professor II)

Marlo E. Masinag ( Associate Professor IV)

Juan B. Perez Jr. ( Associate Professor I)

Henedina B. Refalda ( Associate Professor IV)

Ruby L. Rosasenia ( Instructor I)

Jaime B. Santiano ( Associate Professor I)

Jufe M. Sequitin ( Associate Professor II)

Francisco S. Tubig Jr. ( Associate Professor I)

Bryan . Maraño ( Instructor I)


Eduardo T. Moyo

Christian Andrew E. Mendoza

Marlyn O. Padre

Teodoro R. Revidad

Elmer O. Orbeso

Janylyn M. Necio

Rogelio O. Morojo Jr.

Dexter C. Sarte

Francisco D. Registrado


Sunjay C. Gandia

Sonnylen G. Requillas



Binondo G. Revidad Jr.  - Instructor I, Department Chairman


Daisy D. Lorilla ( Instructor I)

Marimel S. Narvaez ( Instructor I)

Ma. Mercedes A. Remon ( Instructor I)

Artemio Jerome S. Rivera ( Instructor I)


Ma. Salvacion P. Amante

Roel . Gnilo

Alexis . Balde

Gina P. Bobis

Dennis B. Gogola

Willie . Lacsa

Elma Q. Marzo

Nida S. Nate

Eduardo . Bongat

Jose M. Relacion

Edgar . Salarson

Cynthia . Tuanqui

Carina Jane T. Matcum


Lorena V. Liao

Jose Andgelo S. Nate

Kenn S. Nuyda

Xandra S. Rivera

Aileen C. Salceda

Loida B. Villanueva

Contact Us

Prof. Merlie R. Arbo
Dean, Polangui Campus


Research and Extension