This is to inform the BiPSU community of the following updates regarding the operations of the BS Maritime programs of the University:
1. During the 2nd Quarter Board Meeting of Biliran Province State University held last July 12 at CHED-Central Office, CHED Chairman and at the same time the Chairperson of the BiPSU Board of Regents, Hon. J. Prospero De Vera III, advised BiPSU not to accept enrollees while waiting for the results of the request to reconsider the operation of the university’s Maritime programs before the Commission en banc which is composed of CHED and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA).
2. On July 15, Monday, Dr. Victor C. Canezo, Jr., University President, through Office Memorandum No. 66 series of 2019, immediately called a meeting with the Maritime instructors, incoming and continuing students, parents, and other stakeholders, informing them the instruction of CHED De Vera that BiPSU cannot accept enrollees under its Maritime programs. On the said meeting, Dr. Canezo emphasized that the students may: 1) shift to another degree program, or 2) transfer to other Maritime Schools
3. As of this time, the President is on travel for a series of dialogue with the government agencies such as the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI), National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) regarding possible consideration to proceed with the enrolment of the College of Maritime Education (COME), so as not to displace the students.
4. In light of the challenges that BiPSU College of Maritime Education is facing, we request the understanding and cooperation of the community. We further advise the public not to rely on information from unverified and unofficial sources while we are waiting with the official reply of our appeal from CHED.
More details regarding these updates will be discussed on July 29, 2019, Monday, 1:00 P.M. at the University Gymnasium. Everyone is enjoined to attend the said meeting.