President's Corner

Arnulfo Mateum Mascariñas, Ph. D.
SUC President IV
Freshmen Welcome Message

Dear Freshmen, welcome to Bicol University – the premier state university in the Bicol Region! You have now entered a different kind of education – one that has adapted to the changing needs of our times – particularly with this pandemic that has turned our long-held beliefs and processes into the “new normal.”

August 9,2021 Monday

A Step Towards Pandemic Recovery

​​​​​​​A year into the pandemic, with the invisible virus constantly mutating, the implementation of the country’s vaccination program offers a new sense of hope to the education sector to get back some semblance of normalcy after a year of school disruption due to the ban on face-to-face classes.

June 22,2021 Tuesday

Protecting Our Shared Home

As the coronavirus continues to ravage the world with its virulent scourge, we now see the need to build a more sustainable post-COVID economy that is pro-people and pro-planet.

May 11,2021 Tuesday

President's Outbox for March

With the COVID-19 pandemic still wreaking havoc globally, little attention is given to the gender impacts of this crisis on public life. Emerging evidence, however, shows that this pandemic is disproportionately affecting women as they bear the brunt of the social and economic consequences of this global crisis.

April 12,2021 Monday

President's February Outbox

This month, I turned 60. As I am thankful for the gift of life, I feel apprehensive, because the threat of COVID19, still continues.  But with the resiliency, patience, and perseverance that the entire Bicol University community has shown, I am inspired to continue forging ahead amidst these difficulties and blazing new trails, particularly in our quest for being a “world-class University.”

March 22,2021 Monday

President’s Outbox for March

With the COVID-19 pandemic still wreaking havoc globally, little attention is given to the gendered impacts of this crisis on public life. Emerging evidence, however, shows that this pandemic is disproportionately affecting women as they bear the brunt of the social and economic consequences of this global crisis.

March 19,2021 Friday