Palompon Institute of Technology is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Palompon Institute of Technology (PIT)
Address: Evangelista St., Palompon, Leyte, Philippines
Telephone Number: (053) 338 2196
The Palompon Institute of Technology was established in 1964 as the Palompon School of Arts and Trades (PSAT) through House Bill 1105, otherwise known as RA 3394, authored by then Congressman Marcelino R. Veloso of the 3rd District of Leyte. As provided for in the said act, PSAT functioned as a secondary trade school under the Bureau of Vocational Education and offered only the 4-year secondary trade curriculum. With the enrollment of 184 students in the first year high school, the school started operating on August 3, 1964, initially holding classes at the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) building adjacent to the town hall as well as in rented private houses. Not so much later, a 5.8 hectare school site was acquired through the efforts of Mr. Evaristo Salvoro, Vocational Department head of the Leyte Institute of Technology, who was designated officer-in-charge of the school. But it was Mr. Conrado G. Mercado, upon his assumption to office as the school principal in 1965, who started the construction of the first two permanent buildings: the 2-storey related subjects building and the boy’s shop building. Mr. Mercado was succeeded in 1968 by the next principal, Mr. Salvador Arandia, who was instrumental in the construction of a temporary administration building and a girl’s shop building.
On July17, 1967 the Palompon School of Arts and Trades was converted into a chartered state college by virtue of RA 5101 authored by Congressman Marcelino R. Veloso and was consequently renamed Palompon Institute of Technology. As a chartered state college, its purpose is set forth in Section 2 of RA 5101. However, PIT could not immediately function as a chartered state college due to many constraints, so for a time it continued to operate as a non-chartered state institution directly under the Bureau of Vocational Education. With the passing away of Mr. Arandia on July 24, 1972, Mr. Antonio D. Sanica, then head of the school’s vocational department, became the school-in-charge pending the appointment of a new principal. During his short stint in office (1971-1972), Mr. Sanica made possible the leveling of the southern portion of the school site and the construction of a small permanent stage for programs, convocations, and socio-cultural presentations. On May 8, 1972, Mr. Juanito S. Sison, fresh from his stint as secondary school head teacher of Hilongos, Leyte, took over as principal. But no sooner had he assumed office than Dr. Paulino I. Villagonzallo was assigned to administer the Institute, first as superintendent and school-in-charge and later as acting President. Finally, on August 31, 1972, PIT was formally organized and operated as a chartered state college. Now with an independent governing Board of Trustees, it ceases to be under the management and supervision of the Bureau of Vocational Education. With Dr. Villagonzallo at the helm, the Institute began to move rapidly forward. Through his initiative, the first set of motor vehicles for instructional purposes was acquired without cost from the Leyte Institute of Technology.
The expansion of the school site was undertaken and a long-range development plan was formulated. The plan provided for the construction of a number of buildings for academic classes, a science laboratory, library, shops, student dormitories, auditorium, gymnasium and an athletic grandstand. Furthermore, the Institute’s academic program was expanded to make it relevant and responsive to the needs of the times. With an initial enrollment of 28 students, the 2-year collegiate technician curriculum was offered in SY 1973-1974. In the years that followed enrollment increased as several other degree courses came to be offered. As part of the Institute’s curricular expansion efforts, graduate courses started to be offered in the summer of 1977 by virtue of Board Resolution No. 4, s. 1977. The courses were foundation or basic courses for a master’s degree for teachers, principals, supervisors and other school officials. This laid the groundwork for the establishment of the PIT Graduate School in the next few years. Even with Dr. Villagonzallo’s retirement in 1982, PIT continued to grow and develop under the direction of progressive-minded and forward-looking leaders who administered the Institute in various capacities. Dr. Samuel S. Go of VISCA, who served as officer-in-charge from 1982 to 1984, was responsible for the construction of the multi-purpose gymnasium, the ladies’ dormitory, and a new machine shop. He improved the academic set-up with the creation of instructional departments, each of which was headed by a chairman, and was the driving force that led to the formulation of the Faculty Development Program which, since its inception, has helped in the professional advancement of many faculty members. Dr. Go was succeeded in 1984 by Dr. Gil R. Dagami, who served as acting President and later as President until his retirement from government service in 1992. During his years in office, Dr. Dagami worked for further expansion and enrichment of the Institute’s academic programs. The construction of the new college library and the science building was also undertaken under Dr. Dagami’s administration. While the Institute awaited the appointment of a new President, Dr. Antonio E. Reposar, then Director of Instruction, took the reign as officer-in-charge from 1992 to 1993. Through his efforts, a research study was conducted to determine the feasibility of PIT’s establishing its own graduated programs.
The next President, Dr. Jose Sal Tan, assumed office in 1993 and served until 1999. His 6-year stint was marked by many accomplishments, among which was the repair and renovation of the 3-storey building which presently houses the administrative offices and the Marine Transportation classrooms. His greatest legacy, however, is the PIT Graduate School, now the College of Advanced Education, which was established, through his initiative, by BOT Res. No. 37, s. 1993. Dr. Tan was succeeded by Dr. Juanito S. Sison, who was elected to the presidency by the Board of Trustees on October 29, 1999. Among Dr. Sison’s outstanding contributions to the Institute’s growth and development was his being largely instrumental in making the PIT maritime education program the recipient of a comprehensive assistance package from the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) and the Shipping and Transport College (STC) of Rotterdam. During his term of office, PIT’s teacher education, industrial technology, and graduate education programs attained AACCUP Level II-Reaccredited status. Its maritime educaiton programs passed the IMO STCW standards, the CHED requirements of the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) of Norway. He was also responsible for a highly improved campus landscape, road network, water drainage, electrical and local area network service lines, an internet cafe and other facilities and services, not to mention highly intensified research, extension and production activities. Upon Dr. Sison’s retirement and subsequent demise in December 2005, about two years short of his second term, Dr. Delia T. Combista, then Vice-President for Academic Affairs, was appointed officer-in-charge of the Institute. She was later elected as President by the Board of Trustees to serve the unexpired portion of Dr. Sison’s second term. Today, under her guidance and direction, PIT continues to forge ahead to meet the challenges and prospects of the future.
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Palompon Institute of Technology” in the Province of Leyte.
List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs
|Automotive Servicing NC II||524 Hours|
|Programming NC IV||936 Hours|
|RAC Servicing NC I||242 Hours|
|RAC Servicing NC II||242 Hours|
Palompon Institute of Technology – Tabango Campus
Address: Otabon, Tabango, Leyte, Philippines
Telephone Number: (053) 338 2196
|Automotive Servicing NC I||292 Hours|
Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:
- At least 18 years of age
- At least High School Graduate
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- With good moral character
- Undergone a pre-training assessment
- Can communicate both orally and in written form
Training Fees and Schedule
The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.
For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.
Location and Contact Information
For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number (053) 338 2196. You can also visit Palompon Institute of Technology. The assessment center is located at Evangelista St., Palompon, Leyte, Philippines.