REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11006, March 27, 2018
AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10596, ENTITLED: "AN ACT CONVERTING THE MINDORO STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF VICTORIA, PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL MINDORO INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE MINDORO STATE UNIVERSITY (MINSU) AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR"
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Section 26 of Republic Act No. 10596, known as "An Act Converting the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology in the Municipality of Victoria, Province of Oriental Mindoro into a State University to be Known as the Mindoro State University (MINSU) and Appropriating Funds Therefor", shall be amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 26. Compliance With CHED Requirements. - The provisions of this Act notwithstanding, the establishment or conversion of the institution into a state university shall become effective only upon the determination and declaration by the CHED, based on the recommendation of a panel of experts, that the institution has complied with the requirements for a university status. The CHED, through its regional office, shall regularly provide technical assistance to the institution and monitor compliance with the requirements of the Commission.
"The CHED shall designate a panel of experts who shall prepare a recommendation to the Chairperson of the CHED, on whether the institution has substantially complied with the requirements for the grant of university status.
"The following are the operational requirements for a university:
"(a) Level III accreditation or its equivalent under CHBD policies for at least four (4) of its undergraduate programs, one (1) in liberal arts and one (1) in the sciences, and two (2) of its graduate programs;
"(b) Ratio of qualified full-time faculty with requisite degrees to number of students;
"(c) Adequate library and laboratories;
"(d) Research and development output of practical and commercial application to the community;
"(e) Relevant linkages and outreach programs that are of service to the community; and
"(f) Relevant academic policies, system and processes.
"The institution shall retain its status prior to the effectivity of this Act until it is able to comply with the requirements provided herein."
SEC. 2. Repealing Clause. — All laws, decrees, proclamations, issuances or ordinances that are contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby amended, repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 3. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) AQUILINO "KOKO" PIMENTEL III
President of the Senate
(SGD.) PANTALEON D. ALVAREZ
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House of Representatives on May 2, 2017, amended by the Senate on December 11, 2017, and which amendments were concurred in by the House of Representatives on January 17, 2018.
(SGD.) LUTGARDO B. BARBO
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) CESAR STRAIT PAREJA
House of Representatives
Approved: MAR 27 2018
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President of the Philippines