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College of Agriculture and Forestry

  • HISTORY

    In 1912, the school was known as Guinobatan Rural High School. During this time, only secondary courses were available for students. Then, in 1950, from the Rural High School, it was transformed into Roxas Memorial Agricultural School (RMAS) where not only secondary courses are being offered but also tertiary education. 

    Afterwhich, the Bicol University, a state university in Region V, was created on June 21, 1969, through Republic Act 5521 but was institutionalized on September 21, 1970, under Resolution No. 1 of its Board of Regents. Section 2 of the Act as mentioned above mandates that the following schools comprise the University which includes the Roxas Memorial Agricultural School which was renamed to Bicol University College of Agriculture (BUCA). 

    In 1991, the BUCA offered BS Fosestry courses which caused it to change its name to Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF).

    At present, through the Secretary’s Certification No. 60 series of 2022 by the University Board of Regents dated November 7, 2022, Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry was renamed as Bicol University Guinobatan under the Presidency of Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas, SUC President IV and the OIC Dean, Dr. Roscefe B. Dy. 


    GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    • 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.

  • PROGRAMS

    Bicol University Guinobatan offers both undergraduate and graduate courses related to agriculture and forestry. 

    Graduate Programs

    Master of Science in Agriculture

    Master of Science in Biodiversity and Environmental Management

    Master in Rural Development

    Undergraduate Programs

    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA)

      The BS Agriculture curriculum is based on competency standards for agriculture. It emphasizes carrying out the science, art, ethics, management and entrepreneurial business in the production, processing and marketing of plants, animals and other organisms utilized for food, fiber, recreation, biomedicine, industrial and other purposes within the context of integrated and sustainable agriculture resource systems.

      PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

      1. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice;
      2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino;
      3. Work effectively and independently in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
      4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibilities;
      5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (RA 7722);
      6. Generate and share knowledge relevant to specific fields in the study of agriculture;
      7. Formulate and implement of agricultural developments plans and programs;
      8. Apply scientific method in the conduct of research activities;
      9. Understand and apply the concepts of agricultural productivity and sustainability in the context of national, regional and global developments;
      10. Engage in agricultural production and post-production activities;
      11. Employ relevant tools in information technology in solving agriculture-related problems.
    • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF)

      The BS Forestry program promotes the scientific conversion and management of forests for judicious and sustainable use of forest products and services. The program covers four (4) fields of study namely: Forest Biological Sciences, Forest Resource Management, Social Forestry and Forest Governance and Forests Products Utilization

      PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

      1. Conduct comprehensive assessment and accounting of forest ecosystem services and resources and social processes using appropriate ICT and related tools and methods;
      2. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice in forestry;
      3. Act in recognition of forestry professional, social, and ethical responsibilities;
      4. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
      5. Respond to the changing needs of forest and nature management conservation and sustainable development;
      6. Formulate sustainable ecosystem management plans;
      7. Establish and manage agroforestry farms, plantation forest and woodlots as business enterprise and biodiversity corridors;
      8. Assess climate change impacts, risks, and vulnerabilities, and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction plan;
      9. Formulate, package, implement, and evaluate forest and nature management - related research, development and extension programs, projects, and policy studies.
    • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (BSABE)

      The BS ABE program is designed to produce graduates who possess knowledge, skills and attitudes in the application of engineering science and designs to the processes and systems involved in the sustainable production, post production, and processing of safe food, feed, fiber, timber, and other agricultural and biological materials; the efficient utilization, conservation, and management of natural and renewable resources; and development of climate change mitigation measures, in order to enhance human health in harmony with the environment. Agricultural and Biosystems (AB) consist of crops, poultry, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture resources, forestry and other plants, new and renewable energy, wastes, natural resources, and climate.

      The graduates of BSABE are expected to understand and apply engineering science and designs to identify, analyse, and create solutions for problems concerning land development; irrigation and drainage including dams, farm roads and bridges; AB production machinery; new and renewable energy; AB buildings and structures; postharvest and processing technologies; climate change, and natural resources, environmental and waste management

      PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

      1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve complex AB Engineering problems;
      2. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
      3. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints in accordance with standards;
      4. Function on multidisciplinary teams; 
      5. Identify, formulate, and solve complex AB engineering problems;
      6. Understand professional and ethical responsibility;
      7. Communicate effectively complex AB engineering activities;
      8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
      9. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
      10. Know contemporary issues;
      11. Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
      12. Know and understand engineering and management principles as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments; and
      13. Understand at least one specialized field of ABE practice.
    • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness (BSAb)

      This program is designed to produce well-rounded professionals in agribusiness capable of meeting the national and global needs for highly trained managers, academics, researchers and extensionists and entrepreneurs.

      PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

      1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
      2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
      3. Work effectively and independently in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
      4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
      5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (RA 7722);
      6. Create, generate and share knowledge as it apply to specific problems and discipline;
      7. Formulate sustainable and productive agricultural development plans;
      8. Apply technical, entrepreneurial and managerial competencies;
      9. Provide and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools for problem solving and decision making;
      10. Employ appropriate research and extension methodologies and techniques; and
      11. Demonstrate managerial and entrepreneurial traits, values, skills, and professional work ethics.
    • Bachelor in Technical-Vocational Teachers Education (BTVTEd)

      The BTVTEd program is an undergraduate teacher education program that equips learners with adequate and relevant competencies in teaching specific area in Industrial Arts or Home Economics or ICT or Agri-Fishery Arts - the four areas of technical and vocational track in the K to 12 Curriculum.

      PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

      1. Demonstrate the competencies required of the Philippine TVET Trainers-Assessors Qualifications Framework (PTTAQF);
      2. Demonstrate broad and coherent, meaningful knowledge and skills in any of the specific fields in technical and vocational education;
      3. Apply with minimal supervision specialized knowledge and skills in any of the specific fields in technical teacher education;
      4. Demonstrate higher level literacy, communication numeracy, critical thinking, learning skills needed for higher learning;
      5. Manifest a deep and principled understanding of the learning processes and the role of the teacher in facilitating these processes in their students;
      6. Show a deep and principled understanding of how educational processes relate to larger historical, social, and political processes;
      7. Apply a wide range of teaching process skills (including curriculum development, lesson planning, materials development, educational assessment and teaching approaches); and
      8. Reflect on the relationships among the teaching process skills, the learning processing in the students, the nature of the content/subject matter, and other factors affecting educational processes in order to constantly improve their teaching knowledge, skills and practices.
    • Bachelor in Agricultural Technology (BAT)

      PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

      1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
      2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
      3. Work effectively and independently in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
      4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
      5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (RA 7722);
      6. Create, generate and share knowledge as it apply to specific problems in the discipline;
      7. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
      8. Apply technologies in crop and animal production and relate activities according to industry standards;
      9. Teach agricultural technologies to students and various clients for manpower development in agriculture;
      10. Engage in agricultural enterprise; and
      11. Employ relevant technologies in utilizing organic waste to produce economically viable products.
    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
    • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology (BSFT)

    Non-degree Programs

    • Bachelor in Agricultural Technology (BAT)

      PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

      1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
      2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
      3. Work effectively and independently in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
      4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
      5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (RA 7722);
      6. Create, generate and share knowledge as it apply to specific problems in the discipline;
      7. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
      8. Apply technologies in crop and animal production and relate activities according to industry standards;
      9. Teach agricultural technologies to students and various clients for manpower development in agriculture;
      10. Engage in agricultural enterprise; and
      11. Employ relevant technologies in utilizing organic waste to produce economically viable products.

    COPC Accredited Programs

    Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

      1. Major in Crop Science

      2. Major in Animal Science

      3. Major in Agricultural Extension

    Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

    Bachelor of Science in Forestry

    Bachelor of Agricultural Technology

  • The checklist of enrolment requirements for freshmen in Bicol University Guinobatan. (Please submit the ORIGINAL COPY of the following. Take note that photocopy is not valid and completeness of the requirements being submitted is still to be checked by the office of the Registrar.)

    • BUCET Result
    • Senior High School Report Card
    • Medical Certificate
    • Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the SHS Principal/Guidance Counselor
    • 2 pcs. 2×2 picture (white background & with name tag)
    • Police Clearance
    • 1 pc. Long brown plastic envelope
    • 1 pc. Long white folder, hard
    • 3 pcs. Clear photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate (in long bond paper)
    • Mailing envelope with mailing stamp worth Php 50.00
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Card/ID clear photocopy
    • Certificate of Attendance to Stakeholders consultation meeting (to be issued by the    academic departments)
    • *Advising Slip
    • *Accomplished Student Profile Form (form can be downloaded at https://bit.ly/E22-23-SPF)
    • *NSTP Control Slip

    Note: Enrolment requirements with asterisks (*) shall be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Office.

    • BUCAF Faculty

      SEVELLA T. ALMORFE

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS Environmental Science, UPLB

      PhD in Soil Science, UPLB

      JEROME EARL A. AMARANTO

      BS Chemical Engineering, TIP

      MS in Advanced Biological Sciences, Bicol University & University of Liverpool

      VIGILIA G. ARMENDI

      PROFESSOR VI

      BS Agriculture, UPLB


      MS in Crop Production, CSSAC

      PhD in Soil Science, UPLB

      VIRGIL B. BILARO

      BS Agricultural Engineering, Bicol University

      MS Environmental Engineering, UP Diliman

      PhD in Civil Engineering (CAR),     

      UP Diliman

      ROY R. BOTEN

      INSTRUCTOR I

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS in Sustainable Food Systems, Bicol University & University of Liverpool

      JENNIE O. BUEMIA

      BS Agribusiness, Bicol University

      Master in Management, Bicol College

      PhD in Management (24 units), Bicol College

      JUDITH R. CHAVEZ

      BS Biology, UPLB

      MS in Environmental Biology, UPLB

      ROSCEFE B. DY

      Associate Professor V

      BS Education, Bicol University

      Master of Arts in Education Development, Bicol University

      PhD in Development Education, Aquinas University Legazpi

      NANCY M. ESPARTINEZ

      BS Agricultural Engineering, Bicol University

      MS in Agricultural Engineering, Bicol University/CLSU

      MARISSA N. ESTRELLA

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS in Plant Pathology, UPLB

      PhD in Plant Pathology, UPLB

      GENEAN L. GALICIA

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS in Agriculture, CSSAC

      PhD in Entomology, UPLB

      ALBERTO B. GONZALES

      BS Forestry, UPLB

      MS in Tropical Forestry, WU Netherlands

      PhD in Development Management (CAR), Bicol University

      PhD in Forestry (on going), UPLB

      JONEL O. HERNANDEZ

      Instructor I

      BS Forestry, UPLB

      MS in Biodiversity and Environmental Management, Bicol University

      JAYSON IGLOSO

      Instructor I

      BS Agricultural Technology, Bicol University

      MS in Agriculture major in Soil Science (CAR), UPLB

      LOURDITA A. LLANTO

      Professor V

      BS Food Technology, UPLB

      MS in Agriculture major in Tropical Animal Production, Bicol University/LU

      PhD in Animal Science, CLSU

      ALAN O. LLENARESAS

      BS Agricultural Education, Bicol University

      MA in Education, Republic Colleges

      LLB, Aquinas University of Legazpi

      EMMA L. MACARIOLA

      BS Education, DWCL

      MA in Education, Bicol University

      Doctor in Education (CAR), Bicol University

      ALWIN JOSEPH M. MACERESB

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS Agronomy (CAR), Bicol University

      MAUREEN M. MACERES

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS Agronomy, Bicol University



      ARNULFO P. MALINIS

      BS Agricultural Engineering, Bicol University

      Master in Agriculture Development, VISCA

      PhD in Development Management, Bicol University

      ALLAN ADONIS L. MALVAR

      BS Forestry, UPLB

      MS in Environmental Science, UNC

      LESTER M. NARVAEZ

      BS Agricultural Education, Bicol University

      MS in Plant Science, WU

      PhD in Plant Science, CBSUA

      JOHN FITZKIN DA VINCI M. NIRO 

      BS Agricultural Engineering, Bicol University

      MS in Engineering in Agri-Chain Management, LUPE

      PhD in Research, BERN University

      PhD in Development Management, Bicol University

      MARIA NENITA E. OPEÑA

      BS Agriculture, CLSU

      Master in Agricultural Technology Education, CLSU

      PhD in Educational Management (CAR), Bicol University

      RUBI R. ORBETA

      BS Agricultural Education, Bicol University

      MS in Agricultural Extension, CBSUA

      MARK HARRIS R. LIM

      AB Journalism, Bicol University
      Diploma Certificate in Professional Education Major in English, University of Sto. Tomas-Legazpi
      BS Psychology, AMEC-BCCM
      Masters in Development Communication, University of the Philippines Doctor of Communication, University of the Philippines
      Juris Doctor, Bicol College (34 Units)

      ARMANDO R. OCTEZA

      BS Agribusiness, Bicol University

      MS Resource Management, CSSAC

      DBM, UNEP

      FRANCIA D. OCTEZA 

      BS Agricultural Engineering, Bicol University

      MS Agriculture, Bicol University

      PhD in Development Management, Bicol University

      JOHN R. ORINGO 

      BS Civil Engineering, Bicol University

      MA Engineering Technology. CSPC

      PhD in Math Education, Bicol University

      MARITES O. ORIOLA 

      BS Education , BC

      MS Education, Republic Colleges

      CHRISTOPHER O. PACARDO 

      BS Agricultural Education, Bicol University

      MS Engineering Technology

      PhD in Management 18 units(on going), BC

      ANTONIO P. PADAYAO Jr.

      BS Agricultural Education,Bicol University

      MS in Engineering Technology, Bicol University

      EdD , Bicol University

      DENNIS O. PAMA

      BS Psychology, Colegio de San Juan de Letrán

      MS Business Administration, UNC

      Doctor of Business Administration, Ateneo de Naga University

      DEBBIE BUTCH R. PEQUEÑA

      BS Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering, UPLB

      MS Agricultural Engineering, UPLB

      ROSELYN O. RAGAS

      BS Agribusiness, Bicol University

      MS Entrepreneurship, Bicol University

      SARRAH D. SAMBAJON

      BS Agriculture, Bicol University

      MS Agriculture, Bicol University

      PhD Agriculture (on going), Kochi University

      ALMA O. SATIMBRE

      BS Agribusiness, Bicol University

      MS Business Administration,AUL

      DBA (on going), AUL

      ANDRIAN G. SOLA

      BS Agriculture, Bicol University

      MS Agriculture, Bicol University

      PhD Animal Science (on going), UPLB

      JOEY A. SONIEGA

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS Plant Science, CSSAC

      PhD (on going), UPLB

      DARELL JAMES N. SY

      BS Forestry, Bicol University

      MS Resource Management (21 units), CBSUA

      MS Forestry (CAR), UPLB

      ROMMEL T. TOLEDO

      BS Agricultural Engineering,Bicol University

      MS Engineering Technology (27 units),CSPC

       MS Agriculture and Biosystem  Engineering (on going),UPLB

      CZERNY GWYNNE S. PALIZA

      Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,CBSUA

      MA. ANGELIKA P. ORBETA

      BS Agricultural Technology, Bicol University

      MS Horticulture (on going), UPLB

      SHIELA O. SABARIA

      BS Agribusiness, Bicol University

      MS Economics (on going), Bicol University

      KRISTINE ANNIE B. SECRETARIO

      BS Agriculture, UPLB

      MS Rural Development (on going), Bicol University

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  • COLLEGE RESEARCH AND EXTENSIONS

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    • Research and Extension 1

      BUCAL partners with Cabangan High School for the Literacy Program

             Bicol University's College of Arts and Letters (BUCAL) has partnered with Cabangan High School (CHS) for the latter’s implementation of the Department of Education’s Brigada Pagbasa (BP) program, a response to literacy problems that arose nationwide in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.  BUCAL, through its English and Filipino departments, has committed to supporting CHS as a key partner in countering the negative effects of online and distance education necessitated by the pandemic.

             BUCAL's role in this partnership includes developing a tailored reading plan, creating instructional materials, training CHS teachers and BUCAL volunteer tutors, and directly implementing and monitoring reading intervention sessions. This program benefits 129 high school students who are assessed as deficit and coping readers.

             The program, aptly named "BRILLIG," or Bridging Literacy Gaps for Inclusive and Lifelong Learning, addresses CHS students' specific literacy needs, focusing on reading competencies in English and Filipino. To ensure its success, BRILLIG engages faculty and students from BUCAL's AB English Language, Master in Filipino, and Ph.D. Filipino programs volunteer their expertise, reflecting their commitment to academic excellence and community engagement.

             The BRILLIG program comprises two main projects: Bridging Literacy Gaps in English and Bridging Literacy Gaps in Filipino, led by the respective chairs of the two language departments. Each project has three components: designing and developing reading modules, capacity-building volunteers, and recruiting and monitoring tutors.

             To prepare for this partnership, capability-building workshops were held last semester to equip teachers and student volunteers with the necessary skills to conduct effective tutorials using newly prepared learning materials tailored to the tutees' assessed needs. Separate orientations were also held for the tutees and their parents for a holistic approach.

             The expected outcomes include improved student reading skills, a successful reading program at CHS, and a replicable model for other schools.  As of this writing, another local public high school has requested to be accommodated for a similar program.

             Through BRILLIG, Bicol University's College of Arts and Letters reaffirms its commitment to advancing literacy and education, one student at a time.  By collaborating with CHS and other public schools, BUCAL contributes to the broader goal of fostering inclusive and lifelong learning opportunities for all. 


    • Research and Extension 2

      Empowering the Youth: BUCAL’s "Project Padaba Ta Ka" Enhances Media Skills for Journalism, Broadcasting, and Communication

      In an era defined by rapid digital evolution, proficiency in media has emerged as a vital skill for navigating today's complex world. Recognizing this, Bicol University's College of Arts and Letters (BUCAL) spearheads "Project Padaba Ta Ka," a training initiative focused on enhancing media and communication skills for community development, particularly in journalism, broadcasting, and communication.

      The project underscores the importance of hands-on training for high school students and teacher-advisers involved in school papers. Such workshops play a pivotal role in skill development, ensuring readiness for engaging in various media-related activities and enhancing participants' abilities to partake effectively in school press conferences.

      Aligned with national, regional, and institutional agendas and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the project aims to bolster media capacity, particularly for schools like Arimbay High School in Legazpi City. Schools participating in events like the inter-school press conference, as mandated by Republic Act No. 7079 (the Campus Journalism Act of 1991), can significantly benefit from these initiatives, increasing their chances of competition success and strengthening their school papers.

      Led by the experienced faculty members of BUCAL's Journalism, Broadcasting, and Communication departments, the project offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines theoretical grounding with practical experience. Leveraging their expertise, the faculty aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in school journalism.

      Building on the success of previous initiatives, such as the 2015 "Project Padaba Ta Ka," which focused on broadcast news writing, public affairs, radio performance, photography, and documentation, this project seeks to empower the youth by providing them with the tools to become effective communicators and responsible journalists. By identifying the media training needs of stakeholders, training potential campus journalists, and strengthening school papers, "Project Padaba Ta Ka" aims to empower communities to disseminate information effectively and increase the likelihood of schools like Arimbay High School winning competitions.


    • Research and Extension 3

      BUCAL Literature Programs Enhance Community Education with Local Lore

             In response to Republic Act No. 10533 on MTB-MLE (Mother Tongue Based-Multi-Lingual Education) and DepEd Memorandum Order No. 32 s. 2015, which integrates local lore into the curriculum of elementary and high schools nationwide, the MA and AB Literature Programs of Bicol University's College of Arts and Letters have embarked on a collaborative project with three community libraries in Arimbay, Legazpi City.

             The project, "Enhancing the Community Library Through the Production of Indigenous Reference Materials for Folklore Awareness and Appreciation," ran from January 15, 2016, to July 18, 2018. It aimed to benefit students of DepEd schools in the area and the residents of Arimbay, particularly the elderly, who are the primary sources of local lore.

             The project involved packaging various genres of verbal lore and their translations into chapbooks for reference in community libraries. However, it became apparent that teachers of English, language, literature, and social science subjects needed accompanying instructional materials to teach the lore in the classroom effectively.

             To address this need, the MA & AB Literature programs of the Literature Department, in coordination with the BU Extension Management Division, initiated the "Creation of Instructional Materials on Awareness and Appreciation of Local Lore for the Community Schools of Barangay Arimbay, Legazpi City" project. These materials will guide teachers in lessons promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in local lore.

             The initiative enhances the community libraries and empowers teachers to incorporate local lore into their lessons, enriching students' educational experiences. This project is hoped to stimulate creativity, entertainment, and a deeper connection to their cultural heritage among the students of Arimbay.


       

    • Research and Extension 4

      Radio for Change: Bicol University's 'Programang Pang-Edukasyon at Pangkabuhayan' in Community Empowerment

             The ongoing project, "Programang Pang-Edukasyon at Pangkabuhayan," remains a vital platform for disseminating information and fostering informed decision-making within communities. It aims to enhance knowledge and encourage critical thinking by providing insights into various issues and formulating intelligent viewpoints.

             Radio remains a powerful medium for information dissemination, especially in reaching communities with limited access to high-end press. Its impact transcends barriers such as electricity shortages or disrupted mobile networks, making it a valuable source of information, inspiration, and instruction.

             Launched by the BU Extension Management Division (BUEMD) through the Technology, Innovations, Information, and Dissemination Section (TIIDS), the program builds on the success of its predecessor, "Tingog kan BU." It features information on health, education, agriculture, business, physical fitness, basic science, information technology, fisheries, and other relevant topics from various colleges, units, centers, and partner agencies.

             The project serves as a platform for disseminating homegrown technologies, scientific innovations, and research findings from Bicol University to a broader audience, particularly those with limited access to high-end media. It aligns with the TIIDS's campaign to promote scientific and technological innovation and research findings, supporting inclusive and quality education as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 4). Furthermore, it aligns with the national vision of "Ambisyon Natin 2040," promoting families' secure and peaceful lives, the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (RA 11469), and regional and provincial socio-economic objectives.

             The radio program continues to air for one hour on a radio station with broad reach and is streamed live on social networking sites like Facebook. Prof. Anacito Dematera from the BU College of Arts and Letters continues to serve as the anchor host and facilitate the weekly program. The Bicol University Extension Management Division, through the Technology Innovation and Information Dissemination Section (TIIDS), continues to manage the program.

             Administrators, faculty members, non-teaching staff, and students continue to be invited as resource persons to discuss various topics. The program continues to be hosted by faculty members with expertise in radio broadcasting or experience as anchor-hosts. Topics are selected in consultation with the RDMD and BUEMD Directors, ensuring ongoing relevance and timeliness.

             The radio program airs weekly for one hour and is regularly monitored and evaluated to ensure its ongoing effectiveness and relevance. Feedback from the audience and implementers is used to improve the program continuously.

             The ongoing project, "Programang Pang-Edukasyon at Pangkabuhayan," remains committed to disseminating research findings, advocacy, and scientific and technological innovations from Bicol University to the community. Through its continued efforts, the project aims to improve the community and fulfill Bicol University's mission of producing leaders and change agents for social transformation and development.


    • Research and Extension 5

      This ongoing extension project at Bicol University's radio station, DWBU 106.3 FM, was launched in August 2023. The proponents of "The Brunch: A Radio Magazine Show" are Indira B. Tabo (Performing Arts Dept), Jocelyn I. Bartolata (English Dept), Gemma B. Bellena (English Dept), and Julius Caesar M. Martinez (Humanities Dept).   

             “The Brunch” was conceptualized as a blend of light-hearted yet meaningful conversations akin to brunch with friends. It is a professional setting for discussions that engage the BU community and external stakeholders.

             The initial "The Brunch" season garnered viewership ranging from 1,000 to 12,000 per episode, indicating a positive response. Building on this success, the ongoing extension project plans to produce four more seasons, each focusing on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring depth and relevance in discussions and attracting a specific audience for each monthly theme.

             Each episode of "The Brunch" is carefully crafted to provide a holistic view of the selected SDG, incorporating various perspectives and voices. The program creates a space for meaningful dialogue and reflection through discussions, interviews, and audience interactions, encouraging listeners to think critically about pressing global issues. Moreover, by aligning with local, national, and international events and celebrations, "The Brunch" remains relevant and timely, ensuring its content resonates with its audience. Whether highlighting indigenous peoples' rich cultural heritage or discussing tourism's impact on local communities, the program seeks to raise awareness and promote understanding.

             "The Brunch" also serves to showcase BU's expertise and talent. With a pool of experts and community members, the program provides in-depth insights and analysis on various topics, enriching its content and enhancing its credibility and value to its audience. Furthermore, "The Brunch" is more than just a radio show; it catalyzes change and social impact. The program fosters collaboration and partnerships by engaging with government agencies, private organizations, NGOs, and socio-civic organizations that can lead to concrete actions and initiatives supporting the SDGs.

             "The Brunch: A Radio Magazine Show" is a testament to the power of media in educating, inspiring, and mobilizing communities. Through its engaging content, diverse perspectives, and commitment to social change, the program has the potential to meaningfully impact its listeners' lives and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world.


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