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Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Thirteenth Congress
Third Special Session


Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the nineteenth day of February, two thousand seven.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9472 May 22, 2007

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9045, WHICH CREATES THE BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY (BSU) BY EXCLUDING FROM ITS COVERAGE THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (PUP) CAMPUS IN STO. TOMAS, BATANGAS

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

Section 1. Section 1 of Republic Act No. 9045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 1. The Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology in the City of Batangas, including its branches in Barangay Alangilan of the same City and those in the municipalities of Balayan, Bauan, Lobo, San Pascual, Rosario, Taysan, Padre Garcia, Lemery, Calaca, Taal, Tanauan, San Juan and Lipa City, the Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College in Malvar, the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries in Nasugbu, are hereby integrated into a state university to be known as the Batangas State University, hereinafter referred to as the University. The main campus of the University in the City of Batangas shall be named as the Pablo Borbon Campus."

Sec. 2. Sec. 16 of Republic Act No. 9045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 16. All assets, fixed and movable, personnel and records of the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology and its branches in Barangay Alangilan, Batangas City, the municipalities of Balayan, Bauan, Lobo, San Pascual, Rosario, Taysan, Padre Garcia, Lemery, Calaca, Taal, Tanauan and San Juan and the City of Lipa, the Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College in Malvar, the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries in Nasugbu, all in the Province of Batangas, as well as liabilities or obligations, are hereby transferred to the University: Provided, however, That the positions, rights and security of tenure of personnel employed therein under existing laws prior to the absorption by the University are not impaired: Provided, further, That the incumbents of existing positions shall remain in the same status until otherwise provided by the Board. All parcels of land belonging to the government and occupied by the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology, the Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College in Malvar, the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries in Nasugbu, are hereby declared to be the property of the Batangas State University and shall be titled under that name: Provided, finally, That should the University cease to exist or be abolished or should such parcels of land aforementioned be no longer needed by the University, the same shall revert to the provinces, municipalities or cities where they are located."

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Sec. 3. Section 21 of Republic Act No. 9045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 21. The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act shall be charged against the current year’s appropriations of the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology, the Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College and the Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries. Thereafter, such sums as may be necessary for the continued operation and maintenance of the Batangas State University shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act."

Sec. 4. The title of Republic Act No. 9045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"An Act Creating the Batangas State University (BSU) by Integrating the (1) Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology, including its Branches in Barangay Alangilan, Batangas City, in the Municipalities of Balayan, Bauan, Lobo, San Pascual, Rosario, Taysan, Padre Garcia, Lemery, Calaca, Taal, Tanauan, San Juan and Lipa City, (2) Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College in Malvar and (3) Apolinario R. Apacible School of Fisheries in Nasugbu, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes."

Sec. 5. Republic Act No. 9045, creating the Batangas State University, is hereby amended. All other laws, presidential decrees, executive orders and issuances or part thereof contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, modified or amended accordingly.

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in two newspapers of general circulation.

Approved:

MANNY VILLAR
President of the Senate

JOSE DE VENECIA JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on June 8, 2006 and February 19, 2007, respectively.

OSCAR G G. YABES
Secretary of Senate

ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Secretary General
House of Representatives

Approved: May 22, 2007

GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines