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    BU debaters beat UNC at Inter-School Debate Competition on SOGIE bill.

    BU debaters beat UNC at Inter-School Debate Competition on SOGIE bill. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Region V in partnership with Bicol University (BU) and University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) held an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 2021, the first-ever friendly Inter-School Debate Competition on SOGIE Equality Bill through the BU Extension […]
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    ABS-CBN features CSSPnian tribute to PNoy

    ABS-CBN features CSSPnian tribute to PNoy Renz Adrian Ronda, a student from the Philosophy Department of Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (BUCSSP), created an art and photography memorial to the late President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Simeon C. Aquino III, which was featured by the ABS-CBN’s DZMM Teleradyo program on June 28, 2021.    […]
    BU launches Center for Human Rights Education

    BU launches Center for Human Rights Education

    BU launches Center for Human Rights Education In its continued advocacy to inculcate human rights education, Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (BUCSSP), in partnership with the Commission on Human Rights region V, launched the Center for Human Rights Education (CHRE) on May 27, 2022. This is a step towards introducing human rights education […]
  • About

    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.

     

  • Programs

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

  • Faculty

    Añonuevo, Tania L.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS in Social Work (BU College of Arts & Sciences)
    Master of Science in Social Work (Universidad of Sta. Isabel)
     
    Arao, Cesar A.
    Asst. Prof. III
    BS Computer Science; Bachelor of Laws (Dynamic Computer Centrum; Bicol College)
    Master in Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. in Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Ayo, Ruby Ann L.
    Professor V
    Bachelor in Secondary Education (Bicol University College of Education)
    Master of Arts in Education History (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Baldoza, Russ Daniel O.
    Instructor I
    BS in Social Work (Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy)
    Master of Science in Social Work (Unibersidad de Sta Isabel)
     
    Barce, Imelda Asuncion S.
    Asst. Prof. II
    AB Political Science (BU College of Arts & Sciences)
    Masters in Political Science; MAED Social Studies (De La Salle University; BUGS)
    Ph.D. Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Belardo, Sipronio B.
    Assoc. Prof. II
    AB Philosophy; CCT (Mater Salutis College Seminary; Aquinas Univ. of Legazpi)
    MA Psychology (University of Sto. Tomas)
    Doctor of Philosophy; Ph.D. in Psychology (on-going) (Aquinas University of Legazpi; De La Salle University) on-going
     
    Bello, Amelita R.
    Asso. Prof. IV
    AB Political Science; Bachelor of Laws (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Master in Public Administration (Bicol University )
    Ph.D. in Public Administration (Bicol University )
     
    Berdin, Lloyd V.
    Assoc. Prof. I
    AB Political Science; BS Comp. Sci. (Bicol University; Dynamic Computer Centrum)
    Master of Arts in Peace & Security Studies (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Camba, Marck Zaldy O.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    AB Philosophy (Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy)
    Master in Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School) 15 units earned
     
    Daet, Peter Adam G.
    Instructor I
    AB Political Science (Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy)
    Master of Arts in Political Science (De La Salle University) 30 units earned
     
    De Leon, Jose Ramon E.
    Professor IV
    AB in Philosophy (Aquinas University)
    Master in Public Administration; Master in Philosophical Research (Bicol University; De La Salle University)
     
    Dycoco, Cherry M.
    Assoc. Prof. I
    BS Social Work (Bicol University College of Arts and Sciences)
    Master of Science in Social Work (Unibersidad de Sta Isabel, Naga City)
    Ph.D. in Developmental Management (Bicol University) 54 units earned
     
    Evasco, Katherine E.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; CTE (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences; Bicol College)
    MA Social Studies Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Gatus, Mark M.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    AB Philosophy (Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy)
    Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling (Bicol University Graduate School) CAR
     
     
    Guiriba, Glenton B.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    AB Sociology (Bicol University)
    MS General Sociology (Asian Social Institute )
    Ph.D. in Sociology (Asian Social Institute Manila) on-going
     
    Hinlo, Ray Artimus P.
    Instructor I
    BS in Agriculture; BS in Psychology (University of the Philippines; Ateneo de Naga University)
    Master in Psychology (University of Santo Tomas)
     
    Laguilles, Dolores D.
    Professor V
    AB Sociology (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)
    MAPA (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Lawenko, Gerardo Jr. B.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    AB Philosophy (Mary Mother of Salvation Mator Seminary)
    MAED History (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Mendoza, Annelyn V.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    Bachelor of Science in Social Work;LlB (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)
    Master of Science in Social Work (Unibersidad de Santa Isabel)
    Ph.D. Public Administration (University of the Philippines QC) on-going
     
    Militante, Cristina A.
    Instructor I
    AB Political Science (Divine Word College of Legazpi)
    MA in Social Studies (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School) dissertation writing
     
    Nepomuceno, Alex B.
    Professor IV
    AB Pol. Science/ Bachelor of Laws (BU College of Arts & Sciences & Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Master of Arts in Public Administration (BU Graduate School)
    Ph.D. in Public Administration (BU Graduate School)
     
    Niñofranco, Joselynn M.
    Assoc. Prof. I
    BS in Social Work (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)
    MS in Social Work (Unibersidad de Santa Isabel Graduate School)
     
    Oropesa, Gina M.
    Asst. Prof. III
    Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Security Studies (Bicol University)
    Master of Arts in Peace Security Studies (Bicol University)
    Ph.D. Peace & Security Administration (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Palma, Ramon V.
    Asst. Prof. III
    AB Philosophy (Mater Salutis College Seminary)
    MA in Philosophy (Ateneo de Manila University)
    Ph.D. in Philosophy (De La Salle University) on-going
     
    Pereyra, Myrna A.
    Assoc. Prof. II
    Accounting Aide Graduate; BS Social Work (Divine Word College; Bicol University)
    Master of Science in Social Work (Universidad de Sta Isabel)
    Ph.D. Development Management (Bicol University Graduate School) 12 units earned
     
    Perez, Priscilita P.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    AB Sociology (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)
    MA Public Administration; MA in Sociology (Bicol University Graduate School; Asian Social Institute)
    Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Management (Bicol University Graduate School) 24 units earned
     
    Rafer, Noel R.
    Professor VI
    Bachelor of Arts major in Sociology; Certificate in Professional Education Courses in Special Education (University of the Philippines Diliman; University of the the City of Manila)
    Master of Social Administration; Professional Program in English Learner Pedagogy; Education Specialist Program Level II; MA in Sociology (The University of Queensland; University of California, Berkeley University Extension; Asian Social Institute Manila)
    Ph.D. Social Development (Philippine Women’s University (PWU))
     
    Relao, Ian L.
    Instructor I
    AB Sociology; Bachelor of Laws (BU College of Arts & Sciences; Aquinas University College of Law )
    Master of Arts in Public Administration; MS Sociology (Bicol University Graduate School; Asian Social Institute) 24 (MS Socio)
     
    Remoral, Arturo S.
    Instructor I
    AB Political Science; Law (2nd Year) (BU College of Arts & Sciences; Aquinas University College of Law )
    MA in Public Administration (BU Graduate School) 24 units
     
    Roallos, Rudya A.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    AB Psychology (University of Nueva Caceres)
    MA Guidance & Counseling (Ateneo de Naga)
    Ph.D. in Behavioral Management (University of Nueva Caceres)
     
    Rosana, Herbert B.
    Professor III
    AB Philosophy (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Ma in Education (Bicol University)
    Ph.D. in Educational Foundations (Bicol University)
     
    Sales, Ma. Vida Teresa O.
    Assoc. Prof. II
    BS Social Work; Cert. in College Teaching (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences; BU College of Education)
    Master of Science in Social Work (Universidad de Sta. Isabel (USI))
    Doctor of Philosophy in Social Development (Philippine Women’s University (PWU))
     
    Sarte, Aileen B.
    Assoc. Prof. I
    AB Political Science (Bicol University College of Arts and Sciences)
    Master in Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. in Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School) CAR (on-going)
     
    Uclaray, Angelo C.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS in Social Work (Bicol University College of Social Sciences and Philosophy)
    Master of Social Work (University of the Philippines-Diliman) 27 units earned
     
    Villafuerte, Salvacion L.
    Assoc. Prof. III
    Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
    Master of Arts in Psychology (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
    Ph.D. in Development Education (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
  • Contact Us

    College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
    Tel. #: 483-4441
    bu_cssp@yahoo.com
     

    Registrar Office
    Catherine D. Lagata
    Tel. #: 483-4428

  • Research & 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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