|Section 1. The Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Vocational School
in the City of Calbayog is converted into an institute of science and
technology to be known as the Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of
Science and Technology, hereinafter referred to as the Institute.
Sec. 2. The Institute shall primarily provide
higher technological, professional and vocational instruction and
training in trade, fishery, agriculture, science, education, commerce,
and engineering. It shall also promote research, advanced studies and
progressive leadership in its areas of specialization.
Sec. 3. In addition to its present evening
opportunity classes, short vocational courses, secondary courses, and
collegiate offerings in trade and industrial education, the Institute
shall offer graduate courses leading to the degrees of Master of Arts
in Industrial Education, Master of Arts in Vocational Education, Master
of Arts in Teaching Vocational Education, Master of Arts in Education;
the five-year engineering courses, particularly those leading to the
degrees of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Industrial
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine
Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Architecture,
and such collegiate courses as Commerce, Agriculture, Fishery, and
other offerings in various fields of specialization as the Board of
Trustees may deem necessary. Evening classes in the above-mentioned
courses shall be offered.
Sec. 4. The governing body of the Institute shall
be the Board of Trustees of the Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of
Science and Technology, to be composed of the Minister of Education and
Culture, who shall be the Chairman of the Board; the President of the
Institute, Vice-Chairman; and, as members of the Board, the Regional
Director of Ministry of Education and Culture for Region VIII, the
Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority
for Region VIII, the President of the Alumni Association of the
Institute, and two prominent citizens of Region VIII who shall be
appointed by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation of
the Minister of Education and Culture. Of the two appointed members,
one shall be an authority in science and technology, and the other, a
successful industrialist of Region VIII. In the absence of the Minister
of Education and Culture or in the event that there is no incumbent
Minister of Education and Culture, his functions as Chairman of the
Board shall be temporarily performed by the Deputy Minister of
Education and Culture. In the absence or inability of both the Minister
and the Deputy Minister of Education and Culture or when these
positions are vacant, the other members of the Board may elect from
among themselves a temporary Chairman of the Board.
Sec. 5. The Board of Trustees shall exercise
policy-making functions in accordance with the general policies, plans,
and programs on education as may be formulated by the National Board of
Education and the Minister of Education and Culture as well as the
general policies, plans, and programs on national and regional
development as may be issued by the National Economic and Development
Sec. 6. Subject to the provisions of Section five
hereof, the Board of Trustees shall have the following specific powers
and duties in addition to its general powers of administration and the
exercise of all powers of a corporation as provided in Section
thirty-six of Batas Pambansa Blg. 68, otherwise known as the
Corporation Code of Philippines:
a. To receive and appropriate for the purposes
specified by law such amounts as may be provided for the support of the
b. To confer degrees upon successful candidates for
graduation from the Institute. It may also confer honorary degrees upon
persons in recognition of learning, statesmanship, or eminence in any
of the fields of specialization of the Institute, or in recognition of
public service; Provided, That such degrees shall not be conferred in
consideration or reciprocation of some personal favor;
c. To authorize the President of the Institute to
award certificates or diplomas to students who satisfactorily complete
d. To appoint, upon recommendation of the President
of the Institute, the deans, directors, registrar, heads of
departments, professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers,
and other officials and employees of the Institute; to fix their
compensation subject to Presidential Decree No. 985 and other pertinent
budget and compensation laws, hours of service, and other duties or
conditions as it may deem proper, to grant them, in its discretion,
leaves of absence under such regulations as it may promulgate; and to
remove them for cause after an investigation and hearing pursuant to
civil service law governing disciplinary action;
e. To establish chairs in the Institute and to
provide maintenance or endowment for them as may be necessary;
f. To approve the curricula and rules of discipline
drawn by the College Council;
g. To provide fellowship for qualified faculty
members and scholarship to deserving students.
h. To prescribe rules for its own government and to
enact for the government of the Institute such rules and regulations,
not contrary to law, as may be necessary to carry out the purpose and
functions of the Institute;
i. To receive in trust legacies, gifts, and donations
of real and personal property of all kinds and to administer same for
the benefit of the Institute or the departments thereof, in such manner
as the Board of Trustees may, in its discretion, determine. All such
donations shall be exempt from all taxes and shall be considered as
deductible items from the income tax of the donors;
j. To authorize the President of the Institute to
undertake the construction or repair of its buildings, machineries,
equipment, and other facilities: Provided, That funds for the purpose
shall come from the authorized appropriation of the Institute.
Sec. 7. The members and the Secretary of the Board
of Trustees shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to a
per diem of two hundred pesos (P200.00) per meeting actually attended:
Provided, That the aggregate amount of per diem shall not exceed four
hundred pesos (P400.00) during any month for each member and the
Secretary. The Institute shall reimburse them for actual and necessary
expenses incurred either in attendance of meetings of the Board or on
official business authorized by resolution of the Board, subject to
existing budget laws on honoraria and allowances.
Sec. 8. A quorum of the Board of Trustees shall
consist of the majority of all members holding office at the time the
meeting of the Board is called.
Sec. 9. All processes against the Board of
Trustees shall be served on the President of the Institute.
Sec. 10. On or before the fifteenth day of the
second month after the opening of regular classes each year, the Board
of Trustees shall submit to the President of the Philippines, through
the Minister of Education and Culture, a detailed report setting forth
the progress, conditions, and the needs of the Institute.
Sec. 11. The head of the Institute shall be known
as the President of the Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science
and Technology. He shall be appointed by the President of the
Philippines upon recommendation of the Board of Trustees. His salary
shall be fixed by the Board, comparable to that being received by
president of similar institutions, subject to Presidential Decree No.
985 and other pertinent budget and compensation laws. The powers and
duties of the President of the Institute, in addition to those
specifically provided for in this Act, shall be those pertaining to the
Office of the President of a state college.
Sec. 12. The Treasurer of the Republic of the
Philippines shall be the ex officio Treasurer of the Institute. All
accounts and expenses of the Institute shall be audited by the
Commission Audit or its duly authorized representative.
Sec. 13. There shall be a Secretary of the
Institute who shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees upon
recommendation of the President of the Institute. He shall also be the
Secretary of the Board of Trustees and shall keep such records of the
Institute as may de determined by the Board.
Sec. 14. There shall be a College Council
consisting of the President of the Institute and all the members of the
faculty with the rank of professor. The Council shall have the power to
prescribe the curricula and rules of discipline, subject to the
approval of the Board of Trustees. It shall fix the requirements for
admission to, and graduation from, the Institute as well as the
conferring of degrees, subject to review by the Board. The Council
alone shall have the power to recommend students or others to be
recipients of degrees. Through the President of the Institute or a duly
authorized committee, the Council shall have disciplinary power over
the students within the limits prescribed by the rules of discipline.
Sec. 15. The body of college deans, registrar,
heads of departments, professors, and instructors shall constitute the
faculty of the Institute, with the President of the Institute as the
presiding officer. Members of the faculty shall be conveyed by the
appropriate civil service rules and regulations.
In the appointment of members of the faculty, no party loyalty check or
religious test shall be applied, nor shall religious opinion or
affiliation be a matter of inquiry: Provided, That no member of the
faculty shall teach for or against any particular church or religious
Sec. 16. No member of the faculty of the Institute
shall attempt directly or indirectly, under penalty of dismissal by the
Board of Trustees, to influence students or any other person in the
Institute towards any ideology, political, or otherwise, which preaches
the overthrow of the government through violence of subversion.
Sec. 17. No student shall be denied admission to
the Institute by reason of sex, ethnic consideration, religion, or
Sec. 18. The President of the Institute, in
cooperation with the City Schools Superintendent of Calbayog, may use
once or more of the city elementary or secondary schools as training or
laboratory for student teaching of the Institute.
Sec. 19. Heads of bureaus and offices of the
national government are authorized to loan or transfer, upon request of
the President of the Institute, such apparatus, supplies, equipment,
and buildings as may be needed by the Institute and to detail employees
for duty therein, when in the judgment of the bureau or office such
apparatus, supplies, equipment, buildings, or service of such employees
can be spared without serious detriment to the public service.
Employees so detailed shall perform such duty as is required under such
detail, and the time so employed shall be counted as part of their
regular official service.
Sec. 20. In order not to disrupt the smooth
functioning of the present curricula of the Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial
Vocational School, the faculty and other personnel of said school shall
be absorbed by the Institute with the incumbent Vocational School
Superintendent as the first President of the Institute until after such
time when the President of the Philippines appoints the head of the
Institute upon recommendation of the Board of Trustees sitting en banc.
The salary of the first President of the Institute shall be fixed by
the Board in accordance with Section eleven of this Act. Salaries of
the personnel of the Institute shall be determined in accordance with
Presidential Decree No. 985 and other pertinent budget and compensation
laws. Salary increases of office personnel, where their performance
warrants, may be effected by the Board, subject to Presidential Decree
No. 985 and other pertinent budget and compensation laws.
Sec. 21. All assets of the Tiburcio Tancinco
Memorial Vocational School, whether fixed or movable, its present sites
as donated by the City of Calbayog, the timberland under rental by the
school from the Bureau of Forest Development, and its records are
transferred to the Institute.
Sec. 22. The Ministry of Education and Culture is
directed to take such steps as are necessary for the conversion of
Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Vocational School, the operation of the
Institute, and the immediate implementation of this Act.
Sec. 23. All existing appropriations for the
Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Vocational School are hereby transferred to
the Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology, to
be disbursed in accordance with the provisions of this Act. The
necessary sum for the operation and maintenance of the state college
shall be provided for in subsequent General Appropriations Acts.
Sec. 24. All provisions of law inconsistent with
this Act are repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 25. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: November 14, 1982.