REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11281, April 12, 2019
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAMPUS OF THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (PUP) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BANSUD, PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL MINDORO, TO BE KNOWN AS THE PUP-BANSUD CAMPUS, MANDATING THE PUP TO OFFER THEREAT GRADUATE, UNDERGRADUATE AND SHORT-TERM TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL COURSES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. This Act shall be known as the "PUP-Bansud Campus Act".
Sec. 2. There is hereby established a campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in the Municipality of Bansud, Province of Oriental Mindoro, to be known as the PUP-Bansud Campus.
Sec. 3. The PUP shall admit students to its Bansud Campus who may avail of graduate, undergraduate and short-term technical-vocational courses within the University's areas of specialization and according to its capabilities as the Board of Regents (BOR) may deem necessary to carry out the University's objectives, particularly to respond to the needs of the province and the rest of the Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (MIMAROPA) Region.
The PUP is also mandated to undertake research and extension services in the Bansud Campus, and to provide progressive leadership in these areas, including the offering of graduate degrees under the PUP Open University System.
Sec. 4. The PUP-Bansud Campus shall be headed by a Campus Administrator who shall render full-time service and who shall be appointed or designated by the BOR upon the recommendation of the Search Committee and the President, subject to the guidelines, qualification and standards set by the BOR.
Sec. 5. The establishment of the PUP-Bansud Campus shall ensure that the minimum requirements for its operation and program offerings have been complied with as duly prescribed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Sec. 6. All assets, real and personal, personnel and records of the PUP-Bansud Campus, as well as liabilities or obligations, are hereby transferred to the PUP. The positions, rights, and security of tenure of faculty members and personnel employed at the PUP-Bansud Campus under existing laws prior to integration into the PUP shall be respected.
All parcels of land belonging to the government occupied by the PUP-Bansud Campus are hereby declared to be the property of the PUP and shall be titled under that name: Provided, That should the PUP cease to exist or be abolished, or would no longer need such parcels of land aforementioned, the same shall revert to the local govenrment units (LGUs) concerned.
Sec. 7. The provisions of Republic Act No. 8292, otherwise known as the "Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997" shall form an integral part of this Act and together shall serve as the governing charter of the University.
Sec. 8. All other powers, functions, privileges, responsibility and limitations to state universities and/or its officials under existing laws shall be deemed granted to or imposed upon the university and/or its officials whenever appropriate.
Sec. 9. The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act shall be included in he annual General Appropriations Act,
Sec. 10. If, for any reason, any part or provision of this Act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining parts or provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.
Sec. 11. All laws, presidential decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in any newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) VICENTE C. SOTTO III
President of the Senate
(SGD.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House of Representatives on May 28, 2018, amended by the Senate of the Philippines on February 6, 2019, and which amendments were concurred in by the House of Representatives on February 7, 2019.
(SGD.) MYRA MARIE D. VILLARICA
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) DANTE ROBERTO P. MALING
Acting Secretary General House of Representatives
Approved: APR 12 2019
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President of the Philippines