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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 Forestry 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/OBJECTIVE

    Goals of Bicol University Guinobatan

    1. Produce employable graduates of relevant and responsive curricular programs in agriculture, forestry, environment and other agriculture-related programs;
    2. Generate and transfer scientific knowledge and technologies that are responsive to poverty alleviation, food security, economic productivity and sustainable development of resource-limited communities;
    3. Generate and expand the productive resource capacity and entrepreneurial capability of the college;
    4. Provide efficient and effective organizational support service delivery system and management;
    5. Provide adequate physical facilities and utilities that are supportive of the mandated institutional functions of instruction, research, extension and production.



    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. 



    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.

  • MS in Agriculture

    • Major in Animal Science
    • Major in Agronomy
    • Major in Agricultural Extension

    Master in Rural Development

    Master of Science in Biodiversity and Environmental Management

    MS in Forestry

      Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Forestry program are professionals who:

    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 multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
    4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
    5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
    6. Respond to the changing needs needs of conservation, management and sustainable development;
    7. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
    8. Establish and manage plantation forest and woodlots as business enterprise;
    9. Conduct comprehensive assessment and accounting of forest ecosystem services and resources and social processes using appropriate ICT and related tools and methods;
    10. Assess climate change impact, risk and vulnerabilities on forest ecosystems and resources and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction plans;
    11. Formulate, package, implement and evaluate forest management related research, development, extension programs and projects;
    12. Interpret, asses and formulate forest related policies and laws; and,
    13. Utilize IT and other traditional and modern tools, approached, and methods in problem solving, planning, management, and other related activities.

    MS in Agribusiness

    Graduates of  BS Agribusiness program are professionals who:

    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 multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
    4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
    5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
    6. Create, generate and share knowledge as it apply to specific problems in the 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;

    MS in Agricultural Engineering

    Graduates of  BS Agricultural Engineering  program are professionals who:

    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 multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
    4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
    5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
    6. Create, generate and share knowledge in agricultural engineering.
    7. Formulate sustainable and productive agricultural development plans
    8. Provide agricultural engineering solutions in the context of socio-economic, environmental, and ethical contributions.
    9. Demonstrate techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
    10. Exhibit knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles,to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

    Diploma in Agricultural Technology

    Graduates of Bachelor in Agricultural Technology program are professionals who: 

    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 multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
    4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
    5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
    6. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
    7. Apply technologies in crop and animal production and relate activities according to industry standards;
    8. Teach agricultural technologies to students and various clients for manpower development in agriculture;
    9. Engage in agricultural enterprise; and,
    10. Employ relevant technologies in utilizing organic waste to produce economically viable products;
    11. Assess climate change impact, risk and vulnerabilities on forest ecosystems and resources and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction plans;
    12. Formulate, package, implement and evaluate forest management related research,development, extension programs and projects;
    13. Interpret, asses and formulate forest related policies and laws; and,
    14. Utilize IT and other traditional and modern tools, approached, and methods in problem solving, planning, management, and other related activities.

    Bachelor in Agricultural Technology Major in Agricultural Technology Education

    Graduates of Bachelor in Agricultural Technology program are professionals who: 

    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 multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
    4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
    5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
    6. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
    7. Apply technologies in crop and animal production and relate activities according to industry standards;
    8. Teach agricultural technologies to students and various clients for manpower development in agriculture;
    9. Engage in agricultural enterprise; and,
    10. Employ relevant technologies in utilizing organic waste to produce economically viable products.
    11. Assess climate change impact, risk and vulnerabilities on forest ecosystems and resources and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction plans;
    12. Formulate, package, implement and evaluate forest management related research, development, extension programs and projects;
    13. Interpret, asses and formulate forest related policies and laws; and,
    14. Utilize IT and other traditional and modern tools, approached, and methods inproblem solving, planning, management, and other related activities

    BS Agriculture
    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 multi-disciplinary 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 scientific method in the conduct of research activities;
    9. Demonstrate understanding and apply the concepts of agricultural productivity and sustainability in the context of motivational, regional and global developments;
    10. Engage in agricultural production and post-production activities;
    11. Promote sound and agricultural technologies to various clients and in the manpower development in agriculture; and
    12. Employ relevant tools in information technology in solving agriculture-related problems.

    BS Forestry
    Program Learning Outcomes

    1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in Forestry;
    2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
    3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary teams;
    4. Act in recognition of forestry professional, social and ethical responsibility;
    5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
    6. Respond to the changing needs of conservation, management and sustainable development;
    7. Formulate sustainable forest land use management plans;
    8. Establish and manage plantation forest plantation forest and woodlots as a business enterprise;
    9. Conduct comprehensive assessment and accounting of forest ecosystem services and resources and social processes using appropriate ICT and related tools and methods;
    10. Assess climate change impacts, risks and vulnerabilities on forest ecosystems and resources and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction plans;
    11. Formulate, package, implement and evaluate forest management related research, development, extension programs and projects;
    12. Interpret, assess and formulate forest related policies and laws; and
    13. Utilize IT and other traditional and modern tools, approaches and methods in problem solving, planning, management and other related activities.

    BS Agribusiness
    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 multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
    4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
    5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
    6. Create, generate and share knowledge as it apply to specific problems in the discipline;
    7. Formulate sustainable and productive agricultural development plans;
    8. Apply technical, entrepreneurial and managerial competencies;
    9. Provide and apply appropriate quantitative 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.

    BS Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
    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 an 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.

    Ladderized Bachelor in Agricultural Technology
     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 multi-disciplinary 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.

    Bachelor in Technical Vocational Teacher’s Education
    Program Learning Outcomes

    1. Demonstrate the competencies required of the Philippine TVET Trainers-Assessors Qualifications Framework (PTTAQF);
    2. Demonstrate broad, meaningful, and coherent knowledge and skills in any of the specific fields in technical and vocational teachers’ education;
    3. Apply with minimal supervision, specialized knowledge, and skills in any of the 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 teacher in facilitating these processes in their students;
    6. Show a deep and principled understanding of how educational processes relate to larger historical, social, cultural and political practices;
    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 process in the students, the nature of content/subject matter and other factors affecting educational processes to continually improve their teaching knowledge, skills, and practices.
  • SEVELLA T. ALMORFE

    BS Agriculture, UPLB

    MS Environmental Science, UPLB

    PhD in Soil Science, UPLB

    LUIS O. AMANO

    BS Agriculture, UPLB

    MS Agronomy, UPLB

    PhD in Plant Science, CSSAC

    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

    EDDIE J. GONZALES JR.

    BS Agriculture, Bicol University

    MS in Agriculture, CBSUA

    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

    MYLA L. NIRO

    BS Forestry, UPLB

    MS in Resource Management, CBSUA

    PhD in Forestry, UPLB

    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)

  • Bicol University
    College of Agriculture and Forestry
    Guinobatan, Albay

    E-mail Address: bucaf100@yahoo.com
                             bucaf-dean@bicol-u.edu.ph 

  • Research

    A. Externally-Funded

    Water Security Under Climate Risks: A Phil. Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Agriculture Sector

    (Bicol Agri-Water Project)

    Dr. Antonio P. Payonga, Prof. Sarah D. Sambajon

    On-going

    National Research and Development Project for Watershed Management in the Phils. (Phase II)

    Dr. Antonio P. Payonga, Engr. Alberto Bonde Gonzalez, Engr. Virgil B. Bilaro

    On-going

    Technology Development and Promotion for the Conservation, Production and Commercialization of Indigenous Organic Upland Rice in Selected Areas in the Bicol Region (Bicol Upland Rice Project)

    Dr. Antonio P. Payonga, Prof. Jose T. De Leon, Dr. Marissa N. Estrella

    On-going

    Program: Reinvigorating the Phil. Coconut Industry through the Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis Technology(CSET)

    Dr. Marissa N. Estrella, Prof. Glenrose B. Belen

    On-going

    Revitalizing the Abaca Industry through Science and Technology Interventions for Higher Crop Productivity Using High-Yielding and Bunchy Top Resistant Abaca Hybrids

    Dr. Marissa N. Estrella, Prof. Alwin Joseph M. Maceres

    On-going

    Research Program for the Development of a Coconut Processing Facility in the Bicol Region

    Dr. Marissa N. Estrella, et. al.

    On-going

    Project: Pro-water: Promoting Water and Sanitation Access, Integrity, Empowerment, Rights & Resiliency

    Prof. Arvin G. Malonzo, et. al.

    On-going

    Project: Systematization of Albay Province Capacities on Disaster Risk Reduction Management

    Prof. Arvin G. Malonzo, et. al.

    On-going

    Study: Commercialization of Selected Agroforestry Technologies in Selected Communities in Albay

    Engr. Alberto Bonde Gonzales, Prof. Ma. Julieta C. Gonzales

    On-going

    Program: Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as an Industry (SARAI)

    Study: Integrated Crop Management for Corn

    Prof. Maria Lara B. Balingasa

    On-going

    Genetic Characterization, Gap Documentation and Germplasm Establishment of the Bicol Pride Vegetable Commodity: Gabi (Colocasia esculenta L.)

    Prof. Maria Lara B. Balingasa, Dr. Luis O. Amano

    New

    Bamboo Groove Establishment for Climate Change Resiliency in Quinali: A Sub-watershed in the Province of Albay

    For. Jeffrey R. Sapillar, Prof. Sevella G. Tabayag, Prof. Glenrose B. Belen

    New

    Community eCenter as Venue for Science and Technology-based Climate Smart Initiatives for Resiliency and Sustainability of Vulnerable Upland and Lowland Communities

    Dr. Leilani D. Pavilando, et. al.

    New

    Bicol University Bamboo Utilization and Technology Development (BUbuted)

    For. Jeffrey R. Sapillar, et.al.

    MOA in progress

    Development of a Climate Resilient Mt. Malinao Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation Project

    Prof. Ma. Julieta C. Gonzales, Engr. Alberto Bonde Gonzales, Dr. Gerardo O. Ocfemia

    MOA in progress

    Field Assessment of Actinomycete Inoculant for Enhancing the Growth and Yield of Rainfed Lowland and Upland Rice in Albay

    Ms. Jayvee A. Cruz, Ms. Judith R. Chavez

    MOA in progress

    B. Internally Funded

    Value Chain Analysis of Pen Shell in the Bicol Region

    Dr. Viola L. Amano, Prof. Julieta V. Mojados

    New

    Extension

    “ Program on Climate Resilient Initiatives for Sustainable Watershed Management in Albay”

    DAS-Farm, Family and Community-Managed Food Security and Biodiversity Coinservation Along the Slopes of Mt. Mayon Project

    DF- Development of BUCAF Mauraro Campus as a resilient Micro-watershed management Model in Albay

    Dab- Farm Enterprise Development Project

    DAEn- Establishment of a Climate-Smart energy Efficient Aquaponics System Project

    ATD- Scienceand Technology and Promotion for the Conservation, Production and Commercialization of indigenous Organic Upland Rice in Selected Areas in the Bicol Region (Bicol Upland Rice) Project

    DF- Commercialization of Selected Agroforestry Technologies in Selected Communities of Albay

    DAS, DF & DAEn- National Research and Development Project for watershed Management in the Philippines.

    Other projects:

    Camarines native chicken project

    Farmer entrepreneurship project

    Bicol agri water project

Dr. Roscefe B. Dy, PhD

Dean, College of Agriculture and Forestry
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