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The Batangas State University or BSU (Filipino: Pambansang Pamantasan ng Batangas), formerly the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology or PBMIT (sometimes called as Trade) is a government school having extensional campuses located throughout the Province of Batangas. The Main Campus I is located at Rizal Ave. Ext., Batangas City, Philippines; the center of BSU since its establishment as a university on March 22, 2001. The BSU is one of the few technology-based curriculum schools found in Philippines. The term "Borbonians" often refers to every students, faculties, officers and personnel of Batangas State University.
Batangas State University was established on 1903  as a Manual Training School, to train male youth for gainful occupations particularly woodworking under the leadership of the American Mr. Sheer, the first school principal. Other principals followed - Messrs. Schartz, Zacarias Canent, Isaias Maclang and Nad Pascual Magcamit. By the year 1905, the school was renamed as Batangas Trade School until it was destroyed by a fire on 1928. Classes were temporary held at the Basilica Immaculada Conception Parish, Batangas City's Roman Catholic Church until on 1932, when the reconstruction of the school was finally accomplished. By the start of World War II, classes were temporarily stopped due to the Japanese invasion and bombardment.
On September 10, 1945 after the Philippine Liberation classes resumed with Mr. Vicente J. Mendoza as the principal. Later, Batangas Trade School began admitting female students on 1948 when additional courses in food trades, garments and cosmetology were offered.
Pablo Porbon Institute Era
In 1953 the school was renamed Pablo Borbon Memorial National Trade School in honor of Governor Pablo Borbon of Batangas. The Republic Act 746 authored by the former Congressman Babao, bestowed upon the school national status. It was again renamed on July 1, 1957 as Pablo Borbon Regional School of Arts and Trades with its Superintendent Mr. Arsenio Gaularan. He was succeeded by Mr. Vicente Mendoza, who assumed the principal-in-charge and acted as the superintendent from November 1962 to June 8, 1963. He was followed by Mr. Rosario De Leon. An enactment of R.A. 4582 on June 19, 1965, authorized the offering of the Bachelor of Science in the Industrial Education Course. By 1968, the school ranked as the 23rd State College in the Philippines. By virtue of R.A. 5720 the school was again renamed, as Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology or PBMIT with Superintendent Rosaro de Leon, the first college president. The PBMIT started offering Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Courses.
The First BSU-Integrated School classrooms at Quezon Memorial Stadium, De Las Alas Street, Batangas City
The Secondary School known as the Laboratory School of the PBMIT adopted the Revised Secondary Education Program (RSEP) with Dr. Marcos Ato as the principal. It took effect from 1973 until 1989 when the New Secondary Curriculum (NSEC) replaced it. By 1974, Civil Engineering Course was added and the first Graduate School was opened for a master's program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Industrial Education, major in Administration and Supervision.
The Extension Trade Training Program was introduced in 1977, a 200-hour skills training for out-of-school youth in practical electricity, automotive, mechanics, food trades and woodcraft. By 1978, Master of Management with specialization in Business Management and Public Management was offered alongside with the UP College of Public Administration. In 1984, Mr. Rosauro de Leon was succeeded by Mr. Isabelo Evangelio, becoming the second college president and by again succeeded by Dr. Mariano O. Albayalde, the third college president.
From 1986 to 1990, the college expanded its undergraduate programs in Science, Mathematics and Home Economics. and introduced a pilot science class in the secondary department.
Batangas State University's College of Accountancy building
At the start of the leadership of the fourth college president, Dr. Ernesto M. De Chavez, new courses were added. It includes the Bachelor of Arts major in English, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Associate in Computer Science that led to the creation of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
By the year 1993, the Laboratory School was given a new Technology-Based Curriculum for Special Science High School of PBMIT devised by Science Education Department of Science and Technology or DOST and the former Department of Education, Culture and Sports (now DepEd) and the Philippine Science High School. By that time, PBMIT alongside with the Philippine Science High School and Quezon City Science High School were only three schools to have technology-based curriculum. As a result, new subjects were added for secondary students like Electricity, Electronics, Mechanical, etc. It envisions to produce students who are highly inclined top pursue technology and engineering courses. Professor Maxima B. Ramos assumed the leadership of being the principal during that time.
The Batangas State University's Student Center and Services
During the 1990s BSU began offering Bachelor of Arts in Development Communication, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Colleges of Liberals Arts, Science and Computer Studies, Statistics, Physics, Behavioral Science, Sociology, Public Administration and Information System Management, School of Accountancy, Business and Economics, Center of Gender and Poverty Studies and School of Food Science. Others includes the Dual Training System or DTS launched in 1990. The special program for future technicians is conducted on trimester class sessions with four days a week in industry and two days in the school.
In 2000, more courses were added - Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Fine Arts, Information System Management, Computer Education, Information Technology, Marine Biology, Psychology, Peace and Security Studies, Guidance and Counseling, Business Administration, and Secretarial Administration. The same year, The Grade School Department was established with Kindergarten I and II offered in the Pre-School and Grade I in the Elementary School.
Batangas State University and Onwards
The entrance of Batangas State University
The Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology or PBMIT was converted to Batangas State University or BSU by R.A. 90451 signed by Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on March 22, 2001, a few days ago after the Second People Power Revolution. This resulted into the unification of the Elementary and Secondary Departments in which the PBMIT Laboratory School was renamed as BSU Integrated School.
Dr. Ernesto M. De Chavez, serving as the college president at that time, became the first university president of BSU. From 2005 to 2006, he faced controversies that led to student's and even teachers' rallies and protests against his leadership. He was suspended and ousted for those issues and later succeeded by Nora L. Magnaye  on September, 2006. The Scholarship Program for selected students was largely supported under her leadership.
Further developements include the continuing construction of university buildings and the creation of DWPB 107.3 FM, the official radio broadcasting system of Batangas State University.
See also: Batangas State University, ARASOF, Nasugbu Campus
Batangas State University is subdivided into two main, two satellites and seven extension campuses located inside the Province of Batangas. Main campuses includes the Governor Pablo Porbon Campus I located in Rizal Ave. corner DJPMM St., Poblacion, Batangas City and Governor Pablo Borbon Campus II located in Brgy. Alangailan, Batangas City. The BSU ARASOF Nasugbu and the JPLPC Malvar were the two satellite campuses. Extensional Campuses includes the Don Claro M. Recto Lipa City Campus, Balayan Campus, Lemery Campus, Lobo Campus, Rosario Campus, San Juan Campus and the Taysan Campus.
Locations of BSU campuses throughout the Province of Batangas
The first acquisition of extensional campuses began on 1984 when the Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology or PBMIT acquired three-hectare of land in Brgy. Alangilan, Batangas City through the efforts of Mr. Isabelo Evangelio, the second college president who assumed the college presidency in now the present Governor Pablo Borbon Main Campus II. Since then, PBMIT began admitting extensional campuses throughout the Province of Batangas. This was followed by Balayan campus established in 1994. Courses include Welding Fabrication, Electrical, Automotive and Electronics Technology. In 2000, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed that paved way for the establishment of other extension campuses located at Lipa City, Rosario and Taysan.
To maintain close ties between the campuses, Batangas State University has promoted activities like the Quiz Bees and Intramurals for the students every September 25, 26 and 27 a year, the school's foundation day. The venue is held at the Governor Feliciano "Sanoy" Leviste Memorial and Multi-purpose Gymnasium on the Main Campus 1.
The Integrated School
Since from its foundation as a Manual Training School on 1903, Batangas State University was an overwhelming secondary school for male and female youths. After the school was admitted to become a university, the name for the Secondary Department; Laboratory School was changed to BSU Integrated School, having technologically-based curriculum education. the first BSU-IS Rooms was founded at Quezon Memorial Stadium, De Las Alas, Batangas City, west of the main campus in which it was moved at present site now. Today, the BSU Integrated School holds more than 800 students with an adequate number of faculty members held by the school principal, Professor Vilma R. Aguda, the successor of Dr. Lorna L. Gappi that formerly served from the year 2005 to 2006.
The BSU-IS Corridor at Main Campus I
The Integrated School known as IS in short have their own Student Publication called as "The Lathe", rules, programs and activities like intramurals, dance and singing contests, elections, gatherings etc., generally different and separated from the student of the colleges. Out of this, there a more than 400 EBD (Eduardo B. Dimacuha-current mayor of Batangas City) Scholars in BSU-IS, which daily receives P2,000.00 a year.
Several Organizations and Clubs are now presence and active in BSU-IS. This includes the Integrated School Student Council (ISSC) ,Integrated School Elementary Council (ISEC), Action Towards Modernization Through Science (ATOMS), Students' Linguistic Group of Mathematics Achiever (SIGMA), Students' Linguistic Association of the New Generation (SLANG), Association of Responsible, Creative and United Innovative Technology Students (CIRCUITS), Honor Society, Campus Ministry, Interact, Integrated School's Notion For Technology Through Computer (INTEL) and the IS Cultural Guild (called as Kulto). These organizations and clubs are aimed to promote better relationship and participation of IS students for different academic activities. Further, some of BSU IS references can be found on Youthshine.com.
BSU IS yearly activities performed by those organizations and clubs includes the local and official field trips done every December a year. Others were the intramurals or IS Week, altar making, most organized section and parol making contests. External curriculums for selected students includes the quiz bees of mathematics, science, general information, journalism, Batangas City Meet, USCAA, etc.
The University's Philosophy
Batangas State University's Official Vision, Mission and Core Values Statements
Batangas State University's Philosophy includes the official vision, mission and the core values. However on June 2008, the university's administration officially changed the school's vision and mission under the inproving quality of education of Batangas State University.
A university which shapes a global Filipino imbued with moral courage nurtured through values and excellent education.
Batangas State University is committed to implement its mandates of quality and excellence, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity, and efficiency and effectiveness through instruction, research, extension and production to meet the growing needs of the country and the world for globally competitive and morally upright professionals, scientists, technologists, technicians, skilled workers and entrepreneurs.