1. Students must present their school ID upon entering the computer laboratory. 
  2. Computer usage is strictly for academic-related activities only.
  3. Students are expected to use the computers and laboratory equipment properly and with utmost care.
  4. No one is allowed to alter the configuration settings of any computer laboratory equipment without proper authorization from the Information Technology (IT) personnel. This includes the following:
    1. Moving or detaching of lab equipment, peripherals and cables;
    2. Installation or uninstallation of programs; and
    3. Modifying the computer and lab equipment settings.
  5. Any malfunction or damages in computers and lab equipment must be immediately reported to the laboratory assistant on duty. Otherwise, the “Last Touch Policy”, will be applied.  In case of deliberate damage to equipment or installed software, the user shall be held liable for the cost and shall be subject to disciplinary action.
  6. Playing games are prohibited inside the computer laboratory. This includes all computer-related games, either web-based or stand-alone except when allowed by the subject instructors.
  7. Users are responsible for their own personal possessions and belongings. The Computer Lab staffs are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen while inside the laboratory.
  8. Students are not allowed to bring in food and beverages, including bottled water, inside the laboratory.
  9. Users are expected to help in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the Computer Laboratory.
  10. Students will not be allowed to enter the laboratory, even during their class periods, without their instructor. Assigned instructors / personnel should be present during the hands-on activity of his class.  The “No Teacher, No Hands-on” policy shall be adopted.
  11. The computer lab staffs have the right to order any user to leave the premises in case he/she violates any of the policies.


 “I want to be remembered as someone who has good direction for BISCAST.” This was uttered by the president of the first ever Applied Sciences and Technology College in the country. By virtue of BOT Resolution No. 3, series of 2013, Engr. RICHARD HERRERO CORDIAL, Ph.D., the former campus administrator of this college, and the man of the hour, is the first president of this newly converted Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology. His experience since 1999 as Chairperson of the Engineering Department of the then Bicol College of Arts and Trades (BCAT) seems to be the training ground for him towards presidency. He also became the Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) from 2003-2010 at the same time the OIC campus director in 2006. In 2011, he served as the Campus Director during Dr. Atian’s presidency when it was still Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges. The young Richard started his educational career at Caramoan Central School and graduated in 1975. He finished his secondary years in United High School, Caramoan. He studied both Radio/TV Electronics and BS Engineering at Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, Manila. In 1990, he took up MAT in Engineering Technology (with 24 units) at CSPC-Nabua and MAT Electrical Technology, 1996 at CSPC-Naga campus. In 2000, he finished his Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Education at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Pili Main campus. As the first president, he ensures that all plans are guided by the BISCAST core values, an acronym BISCAST, which stands for Brilliance, Innovation, Student-Centeredness, Collegiality, Accessibility, Service and Transparency.            


The whole BISCAST community congratulates him on this new challenge he will face. Through this new leadership, everybody also wishes that the college’s vision and mission will be achieved during his term. -Jasper R. Catanduanes

We, the officials, faculty members and non-teaching staff of BICOL STATE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY, do hereby commit to

•Render our services within the set time frame to ensure immediate attention and response to filed request for services

•Support each other as we collectively share in the responsibility of making our services readily available and functionally delivered to ensure the satisfaction of our clientele.

•Consistently devote our time, resources and energy with the ultimate goal of providing the most assistance and service delivery to our identified clientele given the limits of our resources and capabilities.

•Provide our services with utmost concern for integrity, good manners, accountability, and productivity

•Respond to our clientele’s comments, suggestions and complaints

•concerning the quality of our services and initiate corrective actionsthe soonest time possible

•Conscientiously implement the state policy of full public disclosure

•of all our official transactions to operate with utmost concern for transparency in service delivery

•Perform our work tasks and responsibilities with the highest zeal of professional civility, courtesy and respect due our fellow-Filipinos and clientele

•Manifest genuine concern for the welfare of our target clientele

           National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

           Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.

           The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

           A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.


           A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.

          The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

           This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.



Welcome to the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology and to our online community.

In this webspace you will have a feel of what it is like to be part of the BISCAST community and why we are the Center for Applied Sciences, Technology Innovation & Commercialization thru stories of our leading research enterprise, our remarkable students, dedicated staff, and even stories of our alumni.

Imagine the college life you want to have by reading on the experiences our colleges, library, organizations, and classes can offer.  Know more our talented and dedicated team of faculty, administration and staff who share our common and over-arching goal: to produce quality graduates who are highly competitive and socially responsive to the needs of the community along instruction, research, extension and entrepreneurial undertakings through excellent applied science & technology education.

We wish to create a learning experience that challenges and inspires our students to succeed. Hands-on learning opportunities allow research and discovery—of not just facts, but also a sense of self. Service and leadership opportunities make us better people and our community a better place. Professional experiences and connections made here last a lifetime.

All these and many more speak of how honored I am to work in a community who strives to make far-reaching and positive differences in the Bicol region or even in the country – through the education of our students and through our pioneering research. So, I invite you to take a few minutes and browse through the remarkable array of information available here.

Whether you visit BISCAST for the first time as a prospective student or parent, or return for a school event as an alumni, you are sure to feel the sense of warmth and community that is BISCAST.

Thank you for your interest, and on behalf of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends we hope you visit us often, on campus or on the Internet.


Richard H. Cordial, Ph.D.


SUC President I

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