REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11170, January 03, 2019
AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9718. ENTITLED: "AN ACT CONVERTING THE NAVAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NAVAL, PROVINCE OF BILIRAN INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE NAVAL STATE UNIVERSITY, INTEGRATING THEREWITH THE BILIRAN NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OP BILIRAN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR"
Be if enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. Section 1 of Republic Act No, 9718 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SECTION 1. Renaming of the Naval. State University. The Naval State University in the Municipality of Naval. Province of Biliran is hereby renamed as the Biliran Province State University (BiPSU), hereinafter referred to as the University, integrating therewith the Biliran National Agricultural College in the Municipality of Biliran, both located in the Province of Biliran. The main campus of the University shall continue in its present location in the Municipality of Naval, Province of Biliran."
Sec. 2. Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9718 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 5. The Governing Board. - The governing board of the University shall be the Board of Regents, hereinafter referred to as the Board, which shall be composed of the following:
"'(a) The Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Chairperson;
"(b) The President of the University, Vice Chairperson:
"(c) The Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture of the Senate, member;
"(d) The Chairperson of the Committee on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives, member;
"(e) The Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), member;
"(f) The Regional Director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), member;
"(g) The Regional Director of the Department of Agriculture, member;
"(h) The President of the federation of faculty associations of the University, member;
"(i) The President of the federation of student councils of the University, member;
"(j) The President of the federation of alumni associations of the University, member: and
"(k) Two (2) prominent citizens from the private sector who have distinguished themselves ' r in their professions or fields of specialization of the University, members.
"The Board shall appoint the two (2) prominent citizens from among a list of at least five (5) qualified persons in the Province of Biliran, whose nominations were submitted to the Board after publication for at least two (2) consecutive weeks, as recommended by the search committee constituted by the University President, in consultation with the Chairperson of the CHED and the other members of the Board, based on the normal standards and qualifications for the position set by the Board.
Sec. 3. Section 9 of Republic Act No. 9718 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 9. The University President. - The University shall be headed by a President, who shall render full-time service. The President shall be appointed by the Board, subject to the guidelines, qualifications and/or standards sec by the Board, upon recommendation of a duly constituted search committee: Provided, That in order to effect a smooth transition, the incumbent OIC President of the Naval State University shall serve as the first and full-fledged and duly appointed President of the University whose term is considered as a transition period for four (4) years.
Sec. 4. Section 10 of Republic Act No. 971S is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 10. Beads of University Campuses. - Campus Directors shall head the University campuses and they shall render full-time service. They shall be appointed by the University President, subject to the guidelines, qualifications and standards set by the Board: Provided. That the incumbent college administrators of the extension campuses shall serve as Campus Directors of their respective campuses.'"
Sec. 5. Implementing Rules and Regulations. - The Governing Board of the BiPSU, in consultation with the CHED, shall formulate the guidelines to fully implement the provisions of this Act within ninety (90) days from its effectivity.
Sec. 6. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect, fifteen 05) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) VICENTE C. SOTTO III
President of the Senate
(SGD.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(SGD.) MYRA MARIE D. VILLARICA
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) DANTE ROBERTO P. MALING
Acting Secretary General House of Representatives
Approved: JAN 03 2019
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President of the Philippines