Our Campus History
Bicol University Tabaco Campus(BUTC) traces its humble beginnings to Bicol School of Fisheries (BSF) in Tabaco, Albay, as founded in 1949 by the virtue of Republic Act No. 412, to offer Secondary Fishery Education to the Bicol Region.
On June 22, 1963 pursuant to Republic Act No. 3651, it became the Bicol College of Fisheries. However, the opening of collegiate courses were deffered due to financial constraints. On September 22, 1969 by virtue of Republic Act No. 522, the college was incorported with the first state university in the Bicol Region, the Bicol University. It then became the College of Fisheries of the newly instituted university. Consequently, the College started offering baccalaureate degree in Fisheries in addition to diploma courses.
Consonant with the trilogy functions mandated to educational institutions of higher learning, the Bicol University College of Fisheries(BUCF) expanded its program in research and extension. To meet the challenges of this new mandate, a massive staff development program was vigorously pursued. The performance and potential shown by the college in the field of research, led to its subsequent identification as the Regional Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, Research and Development Network.
In 1981, one of the seven (7) Regional Institute of Fisheries Technology(RIFT) under the World Bank, 6th Educational Loan was established at Bicol University College of Fisheries. Responding to the request of the constituents of the First District of Albay to greater access to education, the Bicol University College of Fisheries(BUCF) became Bicol University Tabaco Campus(BUTC) on November 1994 by virtue of the Board of Regents Resolution No. 28, series of 1994, allowing the unit to offer courses aside from Fisheries. Therefore, while still servicing the field (Fisheries) it was originally established for, it is now committed to the multi-disciplinary development needs to the region.
A University Excellence characterized by scholarship engagement for the community towards sustainable development.
The aforecited vision is rooted in Bicol University's mandates as provided in RA 5521 which is "to give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, besides providing for the promotion of technological researches, (Sec.30)". Hence, the BU graduates shall be distinguished by their industry, nationalism and integrity. Along its line, extension service to the community and resource generation trough its various productive endeavors shall complement the Univesity's mandated instruction-research function.
In order that the graduates of Bicol Univerity shall be proud flag bearers of the quality of education the university stands for, I shall pursue the the following goals:
Provide relevant and responsive curricular programs for undergraduate and graduate education which meet national and international standards of quality an excellence. The academic programs shall graduate employable citizens in their profession;
Generate and transfer knowledge and technology that shall address poverty in the region, integrating research and extension activities to improve the productivity of key economic sectors supportive of sustainable barangay, provincial, regional and national economic development;
Optimize the resource-generation capacity of the University pursuing academe-based entrepreneurship anchored on the core competencies of the faculty and the vast land resources of the University alongside with fund sourcing through partnership building and networking to support the delivery of quality instruction, research and extension functions of the university;
Effect timely administrative and academic support services through simplification of processes and actualization of the highest degree of effeciency and effectiveness in the administrative system and operation therefore, promoting the Univeristy's mandate of quality instruction, research, extension and production, and;
Provide physical environment supportive of the instruction, research, extension and production programs.