Friday, November 20, 2009

Siquijor State College

Siquijor State College is the only state college in the island province of Siquijor in the Central Visayas Region, Philippines. Siquijor Island is geographically located 30 kilometers East of Negros Island and 565 kilometers from Manila.

Siquijor State College, was founded by Lt. Governor Vicente Villanueva. It was then called as the Larena High School (LHS) that offered only the first and the second year levels, one section per curriculum year level with only two teachers including the principal which was under the supervision of the Negros Oriental Provincial High School (NOPHS) in Dumaguete City.
On March 3, 1995, LNVC was converted into the Siquijor State College (SSC) through the joint efforts of 'Hon. Orlando B. Fua Sr', Representative of the Lone District of Siquijor. When Dr. Tan retired December 31, 1999, Dr. Rosita T. Bidad, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) of the College was appointed by the Board of Trustees as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) until Dr. Dominador Q. Cabanganan was appointed as the second College President on August 15, 2000. He was re-appointed as College President effective August 14, 2004.
When Dr. Cabanganan retired from the service on August 14, 2008, he was bestowed by the Board of Trustees as Professor Emeritus. On August 21, 2008, a new College President was elected by the Board of Trustees in the person of Dr. Baldomero R. Martinez, Jr.
In summer 2003, a cooperative program among Siquijor State College, the Philippine Physics Society, the Silliman University Center of Development in Physics and Ateneo de Davao University Physics Department was initiated. About 20 Physics teachers participated in the program. In June 2005, a special graduation ceremony held at Siquijor State College granted the degree Master of Arts in Science Teaching (Physics) to ten of the participants and the degree Master in Teaching (Physics) to three of the participants.
A new campus is named as Siquijor State College-Lazi Campus was added in 2006.

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