Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Kolehiyong Pampamahalaan sa Aeronautika ng Pilipinas (Filipino)
Seal of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Former names
  • Basa Air Base Community College (1967–1977)
  • Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics (1977–1992)
TypeState College, Aviation School
Established1969; 55 years ago (1969)
PresidentProf. Marwin M. Dela Cruz[1]
Vice-president
List
  • Dr. Rowena S. Navera (Academic Affairs)
  • Darby P. Esperanzate (Administration and Finance)
Dean
List
  • Engr. Jeq Zyrius P. Sudweste (OIC - Institute of Engineering and Technology)
  • Bely B. Apostol, MEAM (Institute of Computer Studies)
  • James Albert G. Obispo, J.D. (Institute of Liberal Arts and Science)
  • Dr. Rene E. Bersoto (Institute of Graduate Studies)
  • Asst. Prof. Garlie G. Gonzales (Student Affairs)
DirectorDr. Roderick C. Santiago
(Flying School)
Location
Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay
,
Philippines (main campus)

14°31′36″N 121°01′25″E / 14.52655°N 121.02369°E / 14.52655; 121.02369
CampusUrban, approx. 16,500 m²
Hymn"Oh Philsca Dear"
Colors Blue  and  White 
NicknamePhilscans, Iron Eagle
Affiliations
Websitephilsca.edu.ph
Philippine State College of Aeronautics is located in Metro Manila
Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Location in Metro Manila
Philippine State College of Aeronautics is located in Luzon
Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Location in Luzon
Philippine State College of Aeronautics is located in Philippines
Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Location in the Philippines

The Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilSCA [ˈfɪlskɐ]; Filipino: Kolehiyong Pampamahalaan sa Aeronautika ng Pilipinas[2]) is a state college in the Philippines specializing in aeronautics and aviation. Its main campus is in Pasay, Metro Manila, with other campuses located across the country: Floridablanca, Pampanga; Lipa, Batangas; and Lapu-Lapu City. It is the only institution in the Philippines that offers masters programs in aeronautical education and management.[citation needed]

In 2012, PhilSCA was awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as the Number 1 Aeronautical School in the Country as it gained high percentage of board passers and for being Top 1 in the PRC Aeronautical Engineering Board Examination for almost 7 years in a row from 2004 until October 2012.[3]

History

The school was initially established in 1968 as Basa Air Base Community College under AFP Regulation G.168-342 issued by the Armed Forces of the Philippines dated April 1968 under the Department of National Defense to address the problem plaguing the 5th Fighter Wing of the Philippine Air Force stationed at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga.

In 1977, Basa Air Base College (BABC) established an annex in Nichols Air Base (currently Villamor Air Base) in Pasay known as BABC-Annex using the classroom of the Pasay City South High School for afternoon and evening classes.

In the same year, a satellite campus was established in Fernando Air Base in Lipa, Batangas.

Also in the same year, President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Presidential Decree No. 1078 converting Basa Air Base Community College to Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics with its main campus at Villamor Air Base, Pasay, Metro Manila.[4] Although with state college status, its charter did not provide for government subsidy as it was considered as a non-profit and non-stock educational institution. It was envisioned by Philippine Air Force authorities to be the Philippine Air Force Academy to solve its problem in the procurement and training of its officer pilots through the merging of the Philippine Air Force Flying School and the Philippine Air Force Regular Officer Procurement Program.

In 1979, another satellite campus was established in Mactan Benito Ebuen Air Base Campus in Lapulapu City in Mactan, Cebu.

On June 3, 1992, House Bill 26650 was signed into law as Republic Act. No. 7605 by then President Corazon C. Aquino converting Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics into a state college known as the Philippine State College of Aeronautics.[5]

In 1994, its Board of Trustees approved the creation of its own flight school that will train students for private pilot and commercial pilot. In 1997, it acquired its first trainer plane --- a SOCATA TB-9C Tampico aircraft (RP-2200) which was donated by Senator Raul Roco from his country-wide development fund and another was purchased for P10 million from PhilSCA Development Fund on June 3, 1992.

In 2009, Dr. Enerico M. Sampang was dismissed as College President of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics by the Office of the Ombudsman and immediately replaced by Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison, CHED Deputy Executive Director as an OIC (Office in Charge) of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics.[6]

June 1, 2010, Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez, former Vice-President for Administration and Finance, was appointed as the new and 5th College President of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics replacing Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison as an OIC.

On July 8, 2010, the college was transferred from its original location at Manlunas St. Villamor Air Base, Pasay (currently Newport City) to its new site at Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay (in front of South Luzon Expressway Sales Exit)

On December 15, 2011, the PhilSCA-BAB campus made a groundbreaking ceremony of the newly donated lot for the relocation of the said campus at the Resettlement Area, in Floridablanca, Pampanga. When the said campus relocated to the new site, it was no longer BAB Campus, it became Basa Palmayo Campus.[7][8]

In June 2014, Governor Lilia Pineda inaugurated the new constructed two-storey building of the PhilSCA Basa-Palmayo campus funded by the local government of Pampanga through the approval of the Provincial Board Members.[9]

Former names

Campuses

PhilSCA main campus in Villamor, Pasay
Campus Campus Director Founded Address
PhilSCA – Villamor Campus Prof. Marwin M. Dela Cruz 1977 Piccio Garden, Villamor, Pasay
PhilSCA – Basa Air Base Campus Prof. Felix L. Alegado 1967 Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga
PhilSCA – Basa-Palmayo Extension Campus 2014 Palmayo Resettlement Area, Palmayo, Floridablanca, Pampanga
PhilSCA – Fernando Air Base Campus Dr. Rowena S. Navera 1977 Fernando Air Base, Lipa, Batangas
PhilSCA – Mactan Campus Dr. Warlito B. Caro 1979 B/Gen Benito N. Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
PhilSCA – Mactan-Medellin Extension Campus 2014 Barangay Curva, Medellin, Cebu
Upcoming campuses

Organization

Board of trustees

Under the Republic Act 8292, Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997, the governing body of state universities and colleges is hereby in the Board of Regents for universities and in the Board of Trustees for colleges which shall be composed of the following:

Board Member
Chairperson Hon. Marita R. Canapi Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education
Co-Chairperson Hon. Marwin M. Dela Cruz Ph. D. College President, Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Member Hon. Joel Villanueva Chairperson, Senate Committee on Higher, Technical and Vocational Education
Member Hon. Marquez Go Chairperson, House Committee on Higher and Technical Education
Member Hon. Allen T. Paredes Commanding General, Philippine Air Force
Member Hon. Karl Kendrick Chua Acting Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority
Member Hon. Ramon A. Ragasa Representative, Private Sector
Member Hon. Isidro T. Macaranas Representative, Private Sector
Member Hon. Rolando F. Capacia Alumni Trustee
Member Hon. Ramsey S. Ferrer Faculty Trustee/President, PhilSCA Federated Faculty Association
Member Hon. Maria Arcela S. Maga Student Trustee/President, PhilSCA Supreme Student Council Federation
Board Secretary Mrs. Ma. Sisa T. Dela Cruz, MaEd

Academic programs

Institute of Engineering and Technology

Certified Approved Training Organization (ATO) by the CAAP
Level II AACCUP accredited: Aeronautical Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Level I AACCUP accredited: Aviation Electronics Technology

Institute of Computer Studies

Level II AACCUP accredited: Information Management major in Airline Operation
Level II AACCUP accredited: Aviation Information Technology

Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Institute of Graduate Studies

PhilSCA – Basa Palmayo, Floridablanca, Pampanga

Publications

The official student publication of the College is known as Aeronautica[12] in Villamor Campus, Aerodite in Basa-Palmayo Campus, Aeropioneer in Fernando Air Base Campus and Aerotalk in Mactan Air Base Campus.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Homepage". Philippine State College of Aeronautics. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  2. ^ Direktoryo ng mga Ahensiya at Opisyal ng Pamahalaan ng Pilipinas (PDF) (in Filipino). Kagawaran ng Badyet at Pamamahala (Department of Budget and Management). 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  3. ^ JK. "Top 4 Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Philippines 2011". Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Presidential Decree No. 1078, s. 1977". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. January 26, 1977. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "R.A. No. 7605: An Act Converting the Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics into a State College to be Known as the Philippine State College of Aeronautics and for Other Purposes, Amending P.D. No. 1078 Entitled, "Converting the Basa Air Base Community College into the Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics, Providing for a Charter for This Purpose"". The Corpus Juris. June 3, 1992. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "INQUIRER.net". Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PHILSCA)". Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "PHILSCA thanks Pampanga officials for P10-M building | Headline Gitnang Luzon". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Pampanga guv opens 2 new PhilSCA buildings – Sun.Star". archive.sunstar.com.ph. July 16, 2012.
  10. ^ "Aviation school to open in Guimaras". Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Aviation School in Guimaras to rise". Iloilo Metropolitan Times. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Aeronautica". Facebook. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  13. ^ "Former Air Force general is new Civil Aviation Authority head". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved March 15, 2015.