DO 37, s. 1988 – Operationalizing the Agricultural Technology Education Project as Part of the National Agriculture Education System (NAES)

May 17, 1988
DO 37, s. 1988
Operationalizing the Agricultural Technology Education Project as Part of the National Agriculture Education System (NAES)

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. Pursuant to the 1986 Constitution and Executive Order No. 117 (1987) directing the establishment of an integrated system of education as state policy and DECS Order No. 96, s. 1987 providing for the establishment and maintenance of the National Agriculture Education System (MAES), agricultural education and training shall be upgraded and rationalized.
  2. In conformity with Loan Agreement No. 884 PHI (SP) between the Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Philippines, the Agricultural Technology (Agri-Tech) Education Project is hereby operationalized. One National Agricultural University (NAU), three Zonal Agricultural Universities (ZAUs), four Regional Agricultural Colleges (RACs), thirteen Provincial Technical Institution of Agriculture (PTIAs), eleven Farmer Training Centers (FTCs) and three Equipment Maintenance and Repair Units (EMRUs) are established to initially constitute the Pilot Institutions on NAES in their respective categories as follows:
    National Agricultural University (NAU)
    University of the Philippines at Los Banos College, LagunaZonal Agricultural Universities (ZAUs)
    Central Luzon State University
    Munoz, Nueva EcijaVisayas State College of Agriculture
    Baybay, LeyteCentral Mindanao University
    Musuan, Bukidnon

    Regional Agricultural Colleges (RACs)
    Benguet State University
    La Trinidad, Benguet

    Camarines Sur State Agricultural College
    Pili, Camarines Sur

    Aklan Agricultural College
    Banga, Aklan

    University of Southern Mindanao
    Kabacan, North Cotabato

    Provincial Technical Institutes of Agriculture (PTIAs)
    Ilocos Sur Agricultural College
    Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur

    Isabela State University – Cabagan
    Cabagan, Isabela

    Western Luzon Agricultural College
    San Marcelino, Zambales

    Rizal College of Agricultural College
    Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal

    Palawan National Agricultural College
    Aborlan, Palawan

    Bicol University – College of Agriculture
    Guinobatan, Albay

    Panay State Polytechnic College – Pontevedra
    Pontevedra, Capiz

    Bohol Agricultural College
    Bilar, Bohol

    Southern Samar Agricultural College
    Salcedo, Eastern Samar

    Katipunan National Agricultural School
    Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte

    Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology
    Ampayon, Butuan City

    University of Southeastern Philippines Tagum Campus
    Apokon, Tagum, Davao del Norte

    Upl National Agricultural School
    Upl, Maguindanao

  3. Loan Agreement SSA PHI (SF), Schedule 6 between the ADB and the Philippine Government identifies the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) as the Executing Agency for the Project and the Educational Development Projects Implementing Task Force (EDPITAF) as the Project Management Unit (PMU). As executing agency, the DECS shall be responsible for: a) supervising, approving, and monitoring the Project-related activities of the Project institutions; b) coordinating Project-related activities of other government agencies and departments; and c) liaison with the Bank and OPEC Fund. The Project Management Unit is charged with the responsibility for day-to-day management of Project implementation. The Executive Director of EDPITAF shall be the Project Director. He is authorized to appoint the managerial, technical and support staff as well as the consultants necessary for the successful implementation of the Agricultural Technology Education Project.
  4. By virtue of this Order, the Undersecretary for Technical-Vocational Education and Non-Formal Education, the Undersecretary for Higher Education and Foreign-Assisted Projects, the Technical Panel for Agricultural Education (TPAE) and the Projects Management Unit shall assist the above-mentioned institutions in implementing at the PTIAs the Diploma in Agricultural Technology-Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (DAT-BAT) in lieu of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA).
  5. All DECS rules, regulations and other issuances or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

Reference: DECS Order No. 96, s. 1987
Allotment: 1-2-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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