Cebu Technological University – Moalboal

Campus History

The Cebu Technological University (CTU) Moalboal started as Moalboal Province High School by authority of a Moalboal Municipal Council Resolution No. 87, on December 31, 1947 through the efforts of the late Mayor Petronilo Babiera.

The school was originally housed in a makeshift structure of wood, bamboo, nipa and sawali on a 4,384 sq. meter site. This was administered by Mr. Guillermo Y. Trazo assumed the principalship on July 7, 1948 under the supervision of the School Division of Cebu Province.

At the start of the operation in 1948, the school was staffed by a principal, eight teachers, one clerk, and a janitor with an enrollment of 253 students from the first to the third year since it was a junior high school. It turned out its first batch of graduates in the school year 1949-1950 with a total of 49.

By virtue of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 3613 which was officially approved in January 1963, the former MPHS was converted officially to Moalboal Southern Cebu School of Fisheries. The school formally began its operation on February 15, 1967 headed by Mr. Sulpicio G. Lapa when its administration and supervision were transferred to the Cebu School of Arts and Trades for being a National Vocational School for the Division of Cebu.

A massive Integrated Reorganization Plan in 1975 abolished the Bureau of Vocational Education so the supervision of the institution was passed to the Department of Education, Culture and Sports Region VII. The name of the school was shortened to Moalboal School of Fisheries and the principal’s designation became Vocational School Administrator. In the same year, a post-secondary curriculum known as the Three-Year Diploma in Fishery Technology was offered.

After turning out of the first batch of graduates in the school year 1977-1978, the request for the offering of the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (BSF) and the Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education (BSFED) was granted.

The first crop of BSF/BSFED graduates came to light in the first semester of 1978-1979. The Two Year Trade Technical Courses: 1) Building Construction, 2) Electrical Technology were offered in 1981 and had its first batch of graduates in the school year 1982-1983.

The year 1983 marked an important milestone in the history of the school. By virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 412, it became a satellite campus of the Cebu State College of Science and Technology, a system of College consisting of the former Cebu School of Arts and Trades or the Main Campus and nine other vocational trade-industrial, agricultural and fishery schools in the province of Cebu.

The legislative action transformed the school into a tertiary institution with programs in fisheries as its main thrust. It also ceased to be under the MECS and started to be an independent charter college in 1984. Its name was changed to Cebu State College of Science and Technology- College of Fisheries, Moalboal Cebu Campus.

The CSCST-CF was administered by a Vocational School Superintendent II, Mr. Andres T. Melencion, who swore to office in 1988. The overall operation of the school, including personnel and fiscal management was under the control of the CSCST system.

The curricular offerings were the Four-Year Secondary Fishery Curriculum; Two-year Trade Technical course in Practical Electricity; Three-Year Course in Diploma in Fishery Technology; Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education leading to Elementary and Secondary Education. The Secondary Department which was having the greatest number of enrollment was gradually decreasing, serving principally as laboratory classes only for the teacher-training program of the College.

During the transition period of almost eight months, with Dr. Severino Romano at the helm, and with the initiative of Mr. Albert Malig-on, the PTGEA President, the long-dreamed computer literacy program was realized. It started with a negligible number of units until the term of Dr. Reynaldo T. Gabales, who assumed as Executive Dean from October 1996 until there were 20 units of computer. It's not only the students who were given the basic learning because it stretched further until computer literacy was already integrated with the regular academic and technology programs. As such, the computer literacy program was extended to the CSCST-CF, MCC family and the community folks as well, including those from neighboring towns.

The retirement of Dr. Reynaldo T. Gabales had paved the way for the administration of Dr. Panfilo Ciriaco who assumed office on September 16, 2003 as OIC College Superintendent.

Dr. Romeo G. Pableo was installed to the office as OIC College Superintendent on August 16, 2004, who later became College Superintendent on July 3, 2006 and was appointed as Campus Director on December 1, 2007 to date. Since then, various improvements had been undertaken in the college, construction of the Kapisky Haus, face lifting of the old buildings, tiling of the façade and hallway, putting up a speech and computer laboratories, the election of the Pergola, and the construction of the Pre-Elem. Building.

During his administration, the following are the curricular offerings in the College of Technology Teacher Education: Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED) major in Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE); Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSED) major in Industrial Technology (IT) and Home Economics Technology (HET); Diploma in Professional Education (DPE) 18 units Education with Student Teaching; Certificate in Professional Education (CPE) with 18 units in Education.

The College of Technology and Engineering Department has the following curricular offerings: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Ladder-Type with majors in Electricity, Drafting, Welding and Fabrication, Computer and Automotive Technology; Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE); Bachelor in Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) Ladder-type with majors in Hotel and Restaurant Services Technology and Tourism (HRST) and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE).

The College of Fishery Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (BSFI).

For the Graduate School, the courses offered include: Doctor in Development Education (M. Ed.) Major in Administration and Supervision; Master in Education Major in and Early Childhood Education (MECE), Master in Public Administration (MPA); Master of Science in Industrial Technology (MSIT) and Master in Technician Education (MTE) Major in Electrical Technology.

Night classes are offered to students in BEED major in Content Education; BSIT major in Computer Technology and (BSHM) major in Hotel and Restaurant Services Technology and Tourism.

The special offerings include the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) Review Classes, Computer Literacy and Pre-school Learning Program.

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed on February 11, 2008 and entered between Cebu State College of Science and Technology (CSCST) System, Cebu City represented by Dr. Bonifacio S. Villanueva, SUC President IV and the Municipality of Malabuyoc, Malabuyoc, Cebu, the Philippines represented by Hon. Daisy L. Creus, Municipal Mayor to open CSCST Malabuyoc Extension Campus. The operation started during the academic year 2008-2009 under the supervision of Dr. Romeo G. Pableo, the Campus Director of CSCST-Moalboal Campus. The courses offered are: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM), Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED) and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT).

The year 2009 marked the most significant event in the memoir of the school. By virtue of the Republic Act 9744, the former Cebu State College of Science and Technology was officially converted to Cebu Technological University signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on November 10, 2009. This was due to the unceasing efforts of the Dynamic University President, Dr. Bonifacio S. Villanueva.

The present status of the school has brought about the influx of students reaching 2,137.

AACCUP accreditation was undertaken on March 14-16, 2011. The Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED) and Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSED) had the 1st survey while the Master in Education, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) had the preliminary survey. The campus had passed the undertaking with flying colors.

It is envisioned that the present CTU Moalboal will be the center of development in Science and Technology Education and Training for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies so as to continually produce globally competent individuals.