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PSU opens gate for 24 Indo exchange studes

The entire community of Pangasinan State University (PSU), led by Dr. Sally A. Jarin, Director for Local and International Linkages wholeheartedly welcomed the Indonesian Exchange Students who will be staying in the five different PSU campuses [Urdaneta City, Lingayen, Sta Maria, San Carlos City, Lingayen, and Binmaley Campus] for a 28-activity-filled days last January 31 at the PSU Convention Hall, Lingayen Campus.

During the Welcome Program and Orientation for the 3rd batch of the exchange students on 2019, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel, Vice President for Academic Affairs, said in his speech that it is through the exchange students that PSU is able to put in place its vision to become an ASEAN Premier State University and so he considers them PSU’s blessings.

On the other hand, at the end of the Welcome program, Dr. Renato E. Salcedo, SHS principal, oriented them about the similarities and differences of the two ASEAN countries (Philippines and Indonesia) to prevent misunderstandings and to foster unity amidst diversity.

Accordingly, the twenty four Indonesian exchange students were grouped as to where they will be having their internship in the five mentioned PSU campuses with the guidance of the assigned internship coordinators: Ms. Marmie R. Poquiz for San Carlos City; Mr. Aurelie A. Peralta for Urdaneta City; Dr. Glynda F. Pariñas for Sta. Maria; Dr. Rosie S. Abalos for Binmaley; and Dr. Regina F. Santos for Lingayen Campus.

Meanwhile, the students were deployed in PSU partner agencies: Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic and Resources in Dagupan, Purina Cargill, Department of Public Works and Highways and Pangasinan Electric Cooperative in Urdaneta, Sunflower Garden in Sta. Maria, Food Innovation Center in Bayambang, Tourism Office and Management Information Services Office in Lingayen, and Landbank of the Philippines in San Carlos.


Fulfilled for the success of the program for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET, Dr. Jarin, welcomed back all the Indonesian students in the PSU Convention Hall for the closing program on February 22.

A representative from State Polytechnic of Padang, Edriwan, and a Business Administration graduating student agreed to share his thoughts through a short interview during the closing program.

“I was really trained to communicate well to customers especially to the Senior Citizens using of course the English language”, Edriwan gratefully narrated. Likewise, Edriwan said he is open to coming back in the Philippines after his graduation because he was greatly convinced on the superiority of the Filipino culture in the entire ASEAN community.

Afterwards, awarding of certificates to SEA-TVET Students and awarding of PSU Symbol were conducted by PSU President, Vice Presidents, Campus Executive Directors and Partner Agencies.

The program was concluded with a closing remarks delivered by Dr. Jarin containing the resounding congratulatory message to all of the Indonesian SEA-TVET International students.

This semester, Indonesian Universities have placed 24 exchange students. Below is the table containing the list of students for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET project:

University of Muhammadyah Purwokerto-Mr. Fakhri Brillians Arpa Putra; Mr. Fajar Muhammad Fauz; Ms. Chichi Dwi Rismawati; Ms. Desi Amelia Ahmad Yani Hermansyah; Ms. Muflihatun Hanifah Abdul Rauf; Toraja Christian University of Indonesia- Ms. Ningoy; Mr. Reksian Bunga Sarrang; Mr. Yermia Sampe Toding; Mr. Arfin Mani Poting; Mr. Eko Patrio; Sebelas Maret University- Ms. Anisa Larasati; Mr. Nur Arif Suko Juliyanto; Bogor Agriculture University- Ms. Weni Pratiwi; Ms. Dwi Mifta Khairumnita; State Polytechnic Banduung- Ms. Sarah Siti Jubaedah; Ms. Miftah Ulfania Fajrin; Mr. Edriwan; State Polytechnic of Padang- Mr. Rafly Refizar Aziz; Mr. Mitaahul Arzaaq Arfi Effendy; Ms. Zilvia Ikhwani; State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya- Ms. Nur Aina; Ms. Leila Utarina; Ganesha University of Education- Mr. Bramudya Ananayta Dutu; Mr. Krisna Bayu Komang.

BC dominates 2018 FTLE top posts

PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Binmaley Campus once again produced topnotchers in the recently held 2018 Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination (FTLE) in the personas of 2018 Bachelor of Science in Fisheries graduates Mr. Elmer B. Abarra, who notched the second spot, Mr. Jomark D. Parana and Ms. Laila U. Ubando, who were positioned in Top 5 and 7 respectively.

For the past years, PSU Binmaley has consistently produced topnotchers in the Fisheries Technologist Board Examinations, giving prestige and reputation to the university and producing skilled and conversant graduates.

These graduates are able to contribute to the development of agriculture and aquaticbased industries which the Philippines needs most in order to properly harness its aquatic resources towards economic development. All of these were made possible because of the strong commitment of the university to lead the region and the nation as well in terms of various technologies applicable to fisheries education.

BS Fisheries program is also recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Center of Excellence. More so, as a university policy, topnotchers are awarded with monetary incentive with the Top 7 given Php 80,000.00 and Top 5 and 2 Php 100,000.00 each.


In the observance of the National Women’s Month, the PSU Binmaley Campus holds a one-day seminar for women on March 22, 2017 at the Campus Social Hall. This year’s celebration focused on the theme, “We Make Change Work For Women”.


Four distinguished women from different fields served as the Resource Speakers of the said event. Atty. Geraldine U. Baniqued, Legal Provincial Officer of the Province of Pangasinan, talked on the Magna Carta of Women while Mrs. Grace M. Festiken, Gender and Development (GAD) Coordinator of Labrador District, shared an Inspiring Story of Women for Positive Change. The other two speakers are Mrs. Jesusa M. Sanchez, Coordinator of Student Services, Alumni Affairs, Admission, Guidance and Testing and Mrs. Mylene R. Abalos, faculty member, both from the PSU Binmaley Campus. Mrs. Sanchez inspired the students with her success story being a cancer survivor while Mrs. Abalos shared her views on Women Empowerment through Personality Development.

Dr. Marcelo C. Gutierrez, Jr., Campus Executive Director gave his welcome remarks to the participants of the seminar. He was impressed by the concerted efforts of the faculty and staff in the realization and success of the celebration. Special mention was addressed to Mrs. Gina S. Millamina and Jean Camille C. Ermino, GAD Coordinators for spearheading the seminar.

Dr. Rosario B. Miguel, College Dean of the Teacher Education and Mr. Jonathan R. Jose, Administrative Officer, also graced the occasion.

History of Pangasinan State University Binmaley Campus

The College of Fisheries, one of the ten campuses of the Pangasinan State University is located in Binmaley, Pangasinan. It is approximately 100 meters away from the intersection of the two main roads going to two barangays San Isidro Norte and Buenlag. The six buildings stand on a 3.8 hectare land, while the fishponds used for instruction and research spread out on 2.4 hectares of land. The College of Fisheries as to its emergence, went through stages of transformation. Originally, it started as the Binmaley School of Fisheries by virtue of R.A. 685 in 1966 and later became the Pangasinan College of Fisheries in 1969. Course offerings were then focused on both the secondary and tertiary levels.

With the creation of the Pangasinan State University in 1979 under PD 1497, the collegiate program of the PCF was integrated into the PSU system and likewise, marked the end of the direct supervision of the DECS. The degree programs, including the faculty, support staff, a portion of the school site and some buildings, were transferred to the PSU. The Secondary School meanwhile, remained with the Pangasinan College of Fisheries which is now under the supervision of the Department of Education and the post-secondary/technical education being under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Region I.

The PSU Binmaley Campus is committed to its mission by providing quality education. It continues to put the campus into the new heights, achieving more recognition.

The 23 years of existence, PSU-BC has undergone several local administrations. Mr. Adolfo Aldana was designated as the first Dean of the College from (1979-1983). During his term, the Arts and Sciences Building and the Marine Laboratory Research Station were constructed. Mr. Victorio Sison succeeded Mr. Aldana and spearheaded the construction of fishponds and the completion of the Administration Building. During his term, the college has maintained the offering of two (2) four-year courses, namely, the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (BSF) and Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education (BSFE), both offering three specializations – Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries and Fish Processing Technology. He served as Officer-in-charge of the College from 1983-1986.

Later, the college offered three additional approved courses: the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (BSES) which started in SY 1996-1997; the Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (BSMB) and the Bachelor of Science in Shipping Business Management (BSSBM) which started in SY 1998-1999.

In 1986, Dr. Porferio L. Basilio was designated by President Rufino Eslao as the next College Dean, which he held for 9-years. During his term, he had strengthened the Research and Extension programs of the College. His efforts succeeded as the college was chosen as the Aquaculture Training Center for Region I by the Philippine Council Marine Aquatic Research and Development (PCAMRD) and the Regional Training Center on Prawn Culture by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Region I.

In 1995-1996, Prof. Ceferino Toledo, served as the officer-in-charge from August 1995 to May 1996. His strong leadership and determination coupled with the full support of all faculty, staff and students, the college passed Level I Accreditation for its programs by the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines, Inc., (AACCUP) in January 1996.

When Dr. Teresita C. Perez was designated as the New College Dean in 1996, the College underwent tremendous change and rapid development. She was strict, disciplinarian and workaholic. Her efforts paid off as enrolment increased by about 70%. The new course offering of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (BSES), the construction of the Student Lounge and Microbiology Laboratory, collectively attributed to the enrolment surge.

Dr. Josephine P. Arquillano, took over the deanship in March 1998-1999. Through her strong leadership, the college became the first College of Fisheries in Region I that passed the Level II Accreditation of BS Fisheries Program. Two undergraduate courses were offered during her term; the Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Bachelor of Science in Shipping Business Management and one graduate course in the PSU Open University System- Master in Aquaculture. In June 1999, Dr. Antonio M. Bautista was designated as College Dean for one year. Despite his hort stint as head of the Campus, he had fortified the research unit and strengthened local and foreign linkages. Dr. Leonardo E. Monje, Vice-President for Research and Extension, was designated as the College Dean for six months. In October 2000, Dr. Josephine P. Arquillano was again designated as the College Dean up to March 31, 2004. Her significant milestone as the Campus Dean was the awarding of the College as the Center of Excellence for Fisheries in Region I by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). This put PSU Binmaley Campus in the fisheries map of the country. The Board of Regents, through Resolution Number 12 (d), series 2000 approved the proposals for new curricular offerings and programs for adoption by PSU-Binmaley Campus. The new courses approved were: Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim), Bachelor in Food Technology (BFT) and the Ladderized BS Fisheries Curriculum. In consonance with Executive Order 694, programs approved for adoption were: Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSE) (Majors in English, Math, and Biological Science) and Information and Communications Technology (BSICT).

On April 1, 2004, Prof. Rolando B. Cerezo became the Officer-in-charge and assumed the Deanship on August 2, 2004 until October 5, 2009. He was the first alumnus of the college who became the Campus Dean. During his term, he had made the Campus as the Regional Institute for Governmental Governance (IEG), Regional Fish Processing Livelihood and Training Center and Regional Research and Development for Bangus. Two new curricular programs were offered; the BS Criminology and BS Hospitality Management.

Dean Cerezo initiated the revision of the BS Fisheries and BS Environmental Science Programs relative to CHED Memo Order 43 and CMO 35 respectively. Likewise, a revision and revival of the MS in Aquaculture Program under the PSU OUS as per recommendation from the Board of Regents was made leading to a massive campaign for new students in Region I, 3 and CAR.

Corollary to the development in the Campus, Dean Cerezo has recommended the participants of the faculty and staff to several local, regional and national as well as international conferences, seminars and trainings. Some participants who had their paper presentations in these conferences garnered national and international awards.

During Cerezo’s Administration, there was a massive training of LGU Officials of Coastal Cities and Municipalities of Pangasinan from TEAM Energy Foundation, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Pangasinan. Hence a P3.2M was worked out by him to finance the said endeavor. The first tranche of which was P1.7M which was handed during the Opening Program of the Biennial Celebration.

Likewise, more scholarship slots were enjoyed by poor but deserving students in the campus. Dean Cerezo and Dr. Rosie S. Abalos, were the proponents of the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Modified Scholarship Scheme which grants full tuition scholarship to qualified students.

Further, he sought the sponsorship of the Local Government Units to shoulder the student’s miscellaneous fees. The latest of which was the sponsorship of the Municipal Mayors of Bani and Dasol, with 31 and 3 students, respectively. Further, he supported the attendance of student leaders in various seminars, conferences and trainings.

On October 6, 2009, Dr. Honorio L. Cascolan, VP for Research, Extension and Auxiliary Services, was designated as OIC of the College. Research program of the College was intensified during his short term. The campus landscaping was one of his major contributions to the college.

On August 15, 2011 up to this date, Dr. Rosie S. Abalos was designated as the Officer-in-Charge Campus Executive Director. In just a year, Dr. Abalos had made significant accomplishments, namely; the renewal of IEG Partnership (Upland), approval of Criminology program (1st and 2nd level and on the process of evaluation for the full grant of the BS Criminology Program), implementation of the National Aquasilviculture Program in partnership with BFAR.

Schedule for the level III accreditation of BSF Program on September 2012, Preparation of document in bringing back the title “Center of Excellence”, First and Second tranches of 500,000 as Provincial Institute of Fisheries, Establish linkages with National and International Partnership. Enrolment sprouted to 604 and hiring of additional faculty in the different programs. Procurement of new computers and laboratory equipment, rehabilitation and repair of different laboratories (e.g. fishery sciences lab, ichthyology lab, capture fish lab, wet lab and computer lab) and construction of Crime Scene Laboratory building are some of the tangible projects she made.

The Administration established many linkages with different agencies from the time it was established to the present. Among which are the selection PSU Binmaley as the Regional Institute for Environment Governance in partnership with Tanggol Kalikasan Provincial Government of Pangasinan. The Regional Fish Processing Training and Livelihood Center in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region I and Office of the Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr; the Solar Salt Demo Project in Las Pinas City, Metro Manila in partnership with the Office of then Sen. Manuel Villar and Cong. Cynthia Villar; the integrated Fish Farming Project Research I partnership with the BFAR-National Fisheries Research Development Institute; and the Provincial Coastal Resource Management Plan in partnership with the Provincial Government of Pangasinan and NEDA Region I. In 2008, PSU-Binmaley Campus became the Bangus Regional Research and Development Council No. 19, s2008. Relative to this, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan through Gov. Amado T. Espino Jr. has awarded the former Manat Oyster Demonstration Farm in Binmaley to convert as the Regional Bangus Center. To date, the administration is working out a P5.6M program for the renovation of the PSU Marine Research Laboratory Station in Baquioen, Sual, Pangasinan and the training of LGU officials for all Coastal Cities and Municipalities of Pangasinan from MIRANT Foundation Inc. in partnership with Tanggol Kalikasan and recently a budget amounting to 3.46M was granted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Office for the community outreach specifically for the “National Aquasilviculture Program” which will be transferred to the indigent beneficiaries within the coastal barangays in Pangasinan. In collaboration with DA-BFAR Asian Fisheries Academy and the Philippine Council for Aquatic Marine Research and Development. BS Fisheries students are actively participating in the implementation of the school on the Air which is aired over radio programs different technologies in fisheries.

The different administrators have put the campus into the new heights, achieving more recognition. As a manifestation, the College was awarded as the Center of Excellence for Fisheries in Region I by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for a period of three years, 2002-2004 and was extended for another 3 years from 2005-2007. It has gone through numerous accomplishments in various areas of concern like infrastructure and human resource and curriculum development. The campus had produced six (6) topnotchers; (4) in 2005 and (1) in 2006 and 2007. The program had a 56% Passing Rate in the LFT. This made PSU-BC as the top performing Fishery School in the entire Philippine Archipelago.

Pangasinan State University Binmaley Campus Officials


Campus Executive Director DR. MARCELO C. GUTIERREZ JR.
Campus Executive Secretary MR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE T. RAMOS
Unit Head, Administrative and Finance Services  MR. JONATHAN R. JOSE  
Dean, College of General, Teacher Education and Allied Sciences DR. ROSARIO B. MIGUEL
Dean, College of Fisheries DR. ROSIE S. ABALOS
Dean, College of Criminology MR. ROMMEL G. CRUZ
Department Chair, General and Teacher Education, and Allied Sciences DR. CORNELIA E. IBARRA
Department Chair, Aquaculture and Capture Fisheries DR. SOTERO M. ABAN
Department Chair, Post-Harvest DR. DOMINICA J. SAJONAS
Department Chair, Criminology MR. ROMEO A. CALOZA
Coordinator, Public Relations, Publication and Information Office and Quality Assurance MR. GERONIMO R. ROSARIO
Coordinator, Student Services, Admission Guidance and Testing MRS. JESUSA B. SANCHEZ
Coordinator, Research DR. SHELLA C. PARREÑO
Coordinator, Extension and Training DR. DOMINICA J. SAJONAS
Coordinator, Vocational Technology MR. RAUL C. DELA PEÑA
Coordinator, Local and International Linkages MRS. MYLENE R. ABALOS
Coordinator, Alumni MR. LEMARK M. BAUTISTA
Coordinator, Practice Teaching and Field Study MRS. JOSEPHINE C. GONZALO
Coordinator, Culture, Arts and Pangasinan Heritage Studies MRS. JENNIE B. FERNANDEZ
Coordinator, Sports and Physical Fitness DR. EMMANUEL FEDERICO C. CAPINPIN, JR.
Coordinator, Statistics Center DR. ARLENE N. MENDOZA
Coordinator, Product Development and Commercialization MRS. MARGELITA D. GORIMBAO
Coordinator, Gender and Development MS. GINA S. MILLAMINA
Coordinator, National Services Training Program (NSTP), On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Disaster Risk Management MR. REY S. RAGUINDIN
Coordinator, Production, Resource Generation, and Auxiliary Services MR. RICARDO A. DE GUZMAN
Coordinator, Physical Plant and Facilities MR. JONATHAN R. JOSE
Coordinator, Planning and Management Information System MR. RENE B. DE VERA
In-charge, Aquaculture Laboratory MR. ARMANDO C. GARCIA
In-charge, Capture Fisheries Laboratory MR. GERONIMO R. ROSARIO
In-charge, Fish Processing Laboratory MR. LEMARK M. BAUTISTA
In-charge, Fisheries Science Laboratory MR. FRANCIS ALBERT T. ARGENTE
In-charge, Criminology Laboratory MR. ROMEO A. CALOZA
In-charge, Chemistry Laboratory MR. REY S. RAGUINDIN
In-charge, Computer Laboratory MR. RENE B. DE VERA
In-charge, Hospitality Management Laboratory MS. MARMIE R. POQUIZ
In-charge, Finance Division MRS. ALICIA C. SANGALANG
In-charge, Security Services MR. ROGER B. BELTRAN
In-charge, Farm Machineries and Equipment MR. BIENVENIDO A. BRAVO
Liaison Officer MR. BENJAMIN V. SARENO