Education Section  (Page 3)




Siquijor State College will be the center of excellence in higher and technical-vocational education in the province of Siquijor.


To provide effective and excellent Higher and Technical-Vocational Education in the different areas and serve as a catalyst and partner for local, regional and national growth and development.



1. To provide graduate, undergraduate and technician education which meet international standards of excellence;

2. To provide knowledge and skills which are relevant and responsive to the needs of business and industry both locally and internationally;

3. To broaden the access of deserving and qualified students of the immediate service area to higher education opportunities;

4. To strengthen school research and extension services in the community; and

5. To optimize social, institutional and individual returns and benefits derived from the utilization of Siquijor State College resources.



     The present Siquijor State College started in 1920 as a General High School offering only the first and second year levels, one section per curriculum year level with only two teachers including the principal. Then called the Larena High School, it was under the supervision of the Negros Oriental Provincial High School in Dumaguete City. Nine years later (1929) it operated as a complete secondary school and was renamed the Larena Sub-Provincial High School.

    On July 1, 1960, by virtue of Republic Act No. 2423, the school was converted into a vocational school offering the Secondary Trades Curriculum. This time the school was called the Larena National Vocational School (LNVS). As the only vocational school in the province, it offered collegiate technical courses and evening opportunity classes.

    The dream of the administration for the full conversion of the Larena National Vocational School into a college was realized when the National Assembly approved Batasang Pambansa Blg. 387 on April 14, 1983 and LNVS became the Larena National Vocational College (LNVC). Since this law authorized the offering of collegiate courses, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE) and the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) were offered in 1985 and seven years after (1992) the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. In 1994 additional courses were offered, namely: Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd), Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSEd), Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT), Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM) and the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA).

    To cater the needs of the employees in the province who had to cross the rough seas in order to upgrade themselves, the college offered Graduate Programs in 1993 with two degrees; namely: Master of Arts in Educational Management (MAEM) and the Master of Arts in Industrial Education (MAIE) and in 1997, the Master in Public Management (MPM).

    On March 3, 1995, the passage of Republic Act No. 7947 finally converted LNVC into a chartered state college. In answer to the call for higher technology additional courses were offered, viz: Associate in Computer Science (1996), Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology (1999) and very recently (2000) the Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology.


   The Siquijor State College is committed to develop its students into well-rounded and responsible citizens.  The College sees to it that students are provided with a conducive atmosphere for learning and campus activities.  The students are given the chance to participate in worthwhile undertakings that will develop them socially, physically and intellectually.

   The majority of the students come from within the province of Siquijor, and only a few come from Mindanao and some nearby provinces in Region 7.  The percentage ratio between male and female students is almost equal.  The most number of female students belong to the Bachelor of Business Administration while the most number of male students come from the BS Criminology Department.


Student Activities and Organizations

    Siquijor State College believes that training students to become responsible leaders in the community is an important aspect of service-oriented and relevant education.  The College provides the students with limitless opportunities for self-enhancement through the wholistic development of a student with effective and relevant student organizations and clubs.  The student activities and organizations entail social activities, leadership training and character building that provide avenues for social, emotional and intellectual growth and development of the student.

   Activities such as the election of officers for the Student Government, orientation programs, debates, symposia, leadership training, etc. were designed for student exposure and enhancement.  The Director of Student Affairs closely supervises these activities.

     Student Activities include:                                                  Student Organizations include:

     Siglakas                                                                                   SSC-Student Government

     Christmas Party                                                                     SSC Dance Troupe   

     Charter Day Celebration                                                      ABC Organization

     GSP/BSP Encampment                                                         Science Club

     GSP/BSP Seminar-Workshop                                              Senior Red Cross Youth - SSC Chapter                  

     Search for Miss GSP                                                               Junior Graft Watch Unit - SSC Chapter

     Linggo ng Wika                                                                       Girl Scout of the Philippines

     Ring Hop Ceremony                                                               Boy Scout of the Philippines

     Election of SSC Student Government Officials                 Math Club


Scholarship Program

   Siquijor State College offers scholarships to qualified and deserving students.  These scholarships include academic, cultural and sports, and also sponsored scholarships from congressional districts and generous alumni of the College. 

These are as follows:

Barangay Scholarship

Honor Scholarship

SUC-SAP (State Universities and Colleges-Students Alleviation Program)

Special Study Grant Program of the Congressional District of the Province of Siquijor

Special Study Grant Program of the Commission of Higher Education

Cultural and Sports Scholarship

Alumni Class' 75 Scholarship

(A total of 581 students had the opportunity to avail of the various types of scholarship grants during the school year of 2001-2002)


Student Assistantship

   The Student Assistantship Program in open to all students with good grades and who are willing to work in school during non-class hours or vacant periods.  Student assistants are assigned to the different administrative offices and departments within the College.  They render service for not more than 4 hours per day and are paid (at the time of this writing) PhP 10.00 per hour.


Student Publication and Information

   Campus writing is an important student opportunity to develop the skills of potential writers as well as enhance student development in public awareness, creativity and journalistic talents, thus, contributing to the intellectual, social, moral and mental growth of the students.

   The College publishes its own issue of the SPOTLIGHT, the official school paper.  SPOTLIGHT is released every school year.  It contains the campus beat as well as literary works by the students and major highlights and accomplishments of the students and the College for the school year.


Guidance, Counseling and Placement Services

   The Guidance, Counseling and Placement services play a vital role not only in the recruitment, admission and placement of students (in the OJTs and in the employment of graduates) but also as an important link between the students, parents and the administration.

   The Guidance office primarily functions in four service areas: Counseling, Testing, Information Dissemination and Job Placement.


Health Services

    The school clinic is the center for health services at Siquijor State College.  It caters to the health needs of the student populace as well as the entire SSC community.  The delivery of health services to the students, faculty and staff is one of the priority responsibilities of an educational institution.  A Public Health Nurse is in charge of the school health clinic and services.



    Siquijor State College has implemented highly competitive programs and resource management to anticipate the changes in the educational atmosphere and to cope with globalization and technological breakthroughs.

   Curriculum offerings are continuously reviewed, revised and enriched to enhance the performance of the students and prepare graduates to become globally competitive, particularly in their service area and fields of specialization.  Efforts are made to make the curricular offerings relevant and responsive to the needs of the students.

   The curriculum of Siquijor State College is comprised of 7 departments that are classified into the following:

Graduate School

College of Education

College of Business Management Education

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Technology

College of Maritime Education

National Service Training Program (NSTP)


Graduate Studies

   The Graduate School provides advanced opportunities to enhance quality, efficiency and effectiveness in higher education and professional studies, as well as promote effective leadership and research capabilities relevant to the contribution for global competitiveness.

   There are three graduate programs that are being offered:

Master of Arts in Educational Management

Master of Public Management

Master of Arts in Industrial Education


College of Education

   The College of Education envisions to become the Center of Excellence in Teacher Education turning out morally upright and globally competitive graduates who are imbued with the ideals, values, and traditions of Philippine life and improving the quality of life of the people as it responds to local and national demands and international challenges through an effective and excellent teacher education program.  Its mission is to provide effective and excellent teacher education that would contribute to the realization of the school's vision and mission and the attainment of the national development goals.

   The SSC College of Education provides quality and competitive teacher education to students aspiring to become professional educators in both elementary and secondary levels.  The college molds and enhances the students' professional skills as well as trains them according to their field of specialization.

   The major fields of specialization offered under the Teacher Education Program are:

Bachelor of Elementary Education with majors in English, Math, and Social Studies

Bachelor of Secondary Education with majors in Math, English, and Social Studies

   There are two other departments under "the "College of Education".  These are the Department of "Physical Education, Cultural Arts & Sports" and the "Laboratory School" (High School Dept.).

   The Laboratory School comprises the First to the Fourth Year Levels in High School.  The high school curriculum includes Technology and Home Economics with majors in Foods, Dressmaking, Building Construction as well as Furniture and Cabinet-Making.  These subjects provide students with the actual working conditions, experience and training, thus developing the students' potential and capability both physically and mentally.  In the School Year of 2002 - 2003 there were a total of 174 students enrolled under the Laboratory School Program.

   The Department of Physical Education, Cultural Arts and Sports molds and develops students' skills in the physical, social and cultural aspects of life as well as in the preservation of Filipino heritage and culture.  The Department provides a developmental program in sports, cultural dances and arts.  These programs are healthful, socially significant, and culturally enhancing to the students.


College of Business & Management Education

   The College of Business and Management Education has the role to train students who aspire to become future businessmen and entrepreneurs.  The college offers a solid foundation in general education, a thorough and basic background in economics, business, entrepreneurship and technology competence.

The College of Business and Management Education offers two programs:

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Management


College of Arts and Sciences

   The College of Arts and Sciences is intended to facilitate the integral development of an individual focused on producing highly disciplined graduates and useful citizens.  The sole course that is offered under this college is the Bachelor of Science in Criminology.  The course is geared towards the preparation and training of future law enforcers with responsible leadership qualities, critical but creative thinkers and wholistic attitudes.

   The Criminology Department envisions to produce graduates capable and prepared to address the vital problems of crime control, management and law enforcement through its rigorous and disciplined training.  The department prepares students to become effective police and law enforcers as well as being responsible citizens, equipped with critical knowledge and skills in crime prevention and proper work attitudes.  Thus, the department promotes a higher level of learning necessary to match the rigid requirements of law enforcement agencies in the country.


College of Maritime Education

   The Maritime Education Program of Siquijor State College is offered to train students and graduates with the highest standards of education to serve the local and global maritime community.  The College of Maritime Education envisions of becoming the center of excellence in Maritime Education in the Philippines.  The program is designed in accordance with the International Maritime Organization's objectives and in conformity with the regulations and standards of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED). 

Currently the Maritime Department has two programs of specialization offered:

Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation

Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.


College of Technology

   Education today is in the verge of technological "uplift" with the rapid technological "turn-over" and the volume of information instantaneously available through communication links.  The College of Technology caters to the needs of the students in different areas of specialization in technology.  It equips the students in computer literacy and the use of high tech tools and equipment.  The college also provides limitless opportunities to the students through actual work experience in and outside of the classroom. 

The College of Technology offers the following programs:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology


National Service Training Program

   The National Service Training Program (NSTP) is the umbrella program for three training programs, namely the: Naval Reserve Officers Training Course (NROTC), Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and the Literacy Training Service (LTS).

   The SSC NROTC is designated as the 563rd Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit under the Naval Reserve Command of the Philippine Navy.  The NROTC aims to train and develop students in the rudiments of military service to produce capable and well-trained reservists.  The highlight of the NROTC is the Regional General Tactical Inspection that is held annually.

   The CWTS program focuses self-awareness, value development, leadership, as well as community organization.  The CWTS was recently implemented during the first semester of 2002.  A total of 632 students (both male and female) were enrolled under the NSTP-CWTS for the first semester of 2002. 

The objectives of the CWTS Program are three-fold:

To promote the intellectual and social well being of the youth

To inculcate patriotism and nationalism of all youth

To encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.



   Research is a vital function of Siquijor State College.  From research, stems a knowledge base that plays an important role in every development initiative undertaken by an institution.  Research and Development activities of SSC promote and encourage "research culture" among the faculty and staff as well as embody a wholistic approach.  These R & D activities include capability building, resource management, socio-economic/resource profiling, ecological and environmental assessments as well as information, communication and education.

   The Research Services of SSC aims to develop effective researches adhering to local, national and global standards, conduct reliable research activities, develop the "research culture" among the faculty and staff, and establish strong linkages and networks.  The research component is continuously re-orienting its programs and activities along with the regional and national development agenda.


Linkages and Networking

   To strengthen the implementation of research and development initiatives, fostering and maintaining linkages and networks among institutions is important.  This past year the Research Office has maintained the linkages fostered by these institutions:

Commission on Higher Education-Zonal Research Center

Silliman University Angelo-King Center for Research and Environmental Management

Philippine German Development Foundation, Inc.

Central Visayas Consortium for Integrated Regional Research and Development

Siquijor Coastal Resources Enhancement Project

Department of Science and Technology

Farmer's Information Technology and Services Center

Local and Provincial Government Offices of Siquijor

Industry and Energy Research and Development - Central Visayas

Small and Medium Development Council - Siquijor

Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteer



   Extension is an inherent function of SSC with the purpose of initiating, catalyzing and substaining the development of various communities; specifically, the target clientele and pilot areas using the college expertise, research outputs and available resources for both academic and non-academic pursuits.

   As mandated by the constitution, the State College Extension Program has to respond aggressively in optimizing its effort to alleviate poverty, increase productivity and enhance social transformation with its limited resources.

   Extension Services of Siquijor State College is committed to provide training programs and other related activities for individual, groups and organizations who would like to acquire vocational and technical skills especially non-formal education and other community outreach activities necessary to enhance employability, productivity, efficiency and competitiveness in labor demand.



   DR. DOMINADOR Q. CABANGANAN, a professional lecturer on management, entrepreneurship and cooperative was president of Samar State Polytechnic College from August 9, 1993 to August 9, 1999. He has an academic rank of College Professor. He received his Elementary Education at Bagacay Elementary School in 1954, his secondary and the two-year technical education at SSPC with flying colors in 1959 and 1963, respectively, his BS degree major in Civil Technology from Cebu State College of Science and Technology, Cebu City, Cum Laude in 1965, his Master's degree major in Administration and Supervision from Marikina Institute of Science and Technology, Marikina, Metro Manila under DECS-MIST Scholarship Program in 1977, his Doctorate degree major in Educational Management from Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City in 1982 and his Bachelor of Laws from Samar College, Catbalogan, Samar under the Faculty Development Program of the College in 1988.

    A MAN OF ACTION and a peak performer, Dr. Cabanganan started his professional career in 1965 as a mere Shop Teacher at the Samar Regional School of Fisheries. In 1968 he was transferred to SSPC as a Shop and Mathematics Instructor where he rose from the rank and file. He has to his credit over 34 years of colorful teaching experience in Voch-Tech, Management and Professional courses. From a mere classroom teacher he was promoted to Junior College Instructor, Instructor II, Vocational Instruction Supervisor, Supervisor of Student Teaching, Dean of Graduate School, Vice-President and finally President of the College. He has also attended various trainings and travel grants in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia in the fields of Education, Management and Technology aside from his numerous in-service trainings in the country. As a professional lecturer he has presented and discussed in various fora position papers on management, thesis and dissertation writing, governance, in-plant training program, entrepreneurship and academe-industry linkages.


    HE HAS LIKEWISE PUBLISHED numerous articles in various professional magazines. He is an active member in various professional, government and non-Government organizations, such as but not limited to Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), Philippine Association of Vocational Education (PAVE), Philippine Association of Graduate Education (PAGE), Philippine Research Council for Cooperative Development (PRCCD), and the State Universities and Colleges Teacher Education Association (SUCTEA). He is the President of the Association of Resident Ombudsmen and NGO's in Region VIII (ARONE) and the People's Economic Council of Samar (SAMAR PEC) and that of Region VIII (Region VIII PEC). He is the Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 3342 of Catbalogan and past District Deputy of District V-36. A devoted catholic, he is an active Lay Minister of Catbalogan Parish.

    HE IS A RECIPIENT OF NUMEROUS AWARDS from various government and non-government organizations for his meritorious and outstanding achievements. Among these are: Most Outstanding Samareño in the field of Education, Outstanding Alumnus for Progress Award, Kabalikat Award, Media Achievement Award as Model Educator of the Year, Leadership for Progress Award, Balikatan sa Kaunlaran Award, Golden Scroll of Honor as Outstanding Educator of the Year, Special Media Award as Outstanding Disciplinarian Leader of the Year 2000, Golden Achievement Award of Excellence, and the International Who's Who of Intellectuals.

    HUMBLE WITH A LOW PROFILE but with an eagle eye and precise vision, he was the man behind the wheel of SSPC that propelled the institution to the heights of excellence and global competitiveness during his incumbency as SSPC President and PASUC Vice-President for the Visayas (Region VI, VII and VIII).

    His credo "Ang Tao Higit sa Lahat" earns him the admiration of the personnel and administrative staff. His policy of equity and transparency is the hallmark of his administration.

    HE IS HAPPILY MARRIED to Ms. Evangeline B. Babon, daughter of the former Mayor and Mrs. Tiburcio Babon of San Sebastian, Samar of whom they are blessed with five healthy and brilliant children namely: Eleniño,Vida, Nerie Dominador Jr. and Geline who are all professionals.

Significant accomplishments were made in terms of physical facilities projects that were undertaken in 2002:

Construction of the 2nd floor of the Admin. Bldg.

Continuation of the 5 story Multi-purpose Bldg.

Construction of the SSC Postal Station

Construction of the Guard's Quarters

Installation of the SSC Markers

Construction of a fishpond

Construction of railing for the water tank

Installation of Post Lamps

Various Concrete Fencing

Improvement to the Conference Room

Repair of the Cafeteria

Improvement of the Admin Support Services Office

Improvement of the Guest House and its surroundings
























Hear, we sing to thee our Alma Mater dear

As thy sons and daughters we will never fear

So we hail thy name so that the world will see

That we bind all our hearts for thee

Hail to thee Siquijor State College

You're our guiding star and we will never fail

Everywhere we go thy name will always be

In our hearts through every busy day


Oh, we love thee so much

more than we can say hear the beat of our hearts

as we work and play

we will sing thee our song

everywhere we go along

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