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Components of the DSSC Seal

 

 

 

  1. The 10 MAROON TRIANGLE SHAPES represent the municipalities of Davao del Sur - Matanao, Bansalan, Magsaysay, Padada, Malalag, Kiblawan, Hagonoy, Sta Cruz, Sulop and the component city of Digos.

 

  1. MT. APO, the highest mountain in the country. Davao del Sur sits at the foot of the highest mountain in the Philippines. It is the source of the province's rich alluvial soil - the reason for Davao del Sur's abundant harvest. Mt. Apo is also the home to the indigenous peoples of the Davao region who greatly contribute to its rich culture and heritage. Below the mountain is an abstract representation of agricultural land.

 

  1. The "HAGDANG PALAYAN" represents the school's contribution to agriculture. Davao del Sur State College continues and will continue to produce quality graduates in the field of agriculture who will serve the province, our country, and even beyond the Southeast Asian Region. The stairs also represent the school's quest for constant improvement toward academic excellence. Aside from agriculture, the school also produces top-notch students in other fields like Education, Governance, Communication, Engineering, and Information Technology.

 

  1. The LIGHT BULB represents academic innovation in enhancing knowledge and skills. Davao del Sur State College always strives for excellence in training and teaching the future professionals and technocrats of this province. It aims to provide learning of the highest standard.

 

  1. The TEN (10) LIGHT RAYS of the bulb represent the 10 ASEAN Countries. Davao del Sur State College always strives to provide competitive professionals needed in the development of our region—the ASEAN region. It aims to be at par with other top educational institutions not only in our country but in the entire world.

 

  1. The FOUR (4) GEARS represent Davao del Sur State College's dedication towards science and technology. Davao del Sur State College always strives to produce graduates proficient in today's technologies. These 4 gears also represent the four-fold functions namely- instruction, research, extension, and production.

 

  1. The CIRCLE SHAPE of the logo represents the unity among the people of Davao del Sur towards achieving sustainable progress for all.

 

  1. The STARS represent the role of Davao del Sur State College as a guiding light to the people of Davao del Sur in achieving their dreams through quality education.

 

 

 

 

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VISION

 

Internationally-recognized Quality-driven State Institution of Higher learning for innovative and inclusive transformation.

 

MISSION

 

Committed to provide an Innovative Academic Environment with Highest Standards in Instruction, Research, Extension and Production

while preserving the culture and ecosystem for a Transformative experience of our stakeplayers.

 

CORE VALUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davao del Sur State College, located in Digos City, Davao del Sur, was a satellite campus of Southern Philippines Agribusiness and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) whose main campus is located in Malita, Davao Occidental.

 

On October 3, 2016, Rep. Lorna P. Bautista-Bandigan filed House Bill 3927 entitled: "An Act Removing the Digos City Campus as Part of the Southern Philippines Agri-business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology(SPAMAST), Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for other Purposes".

 

Rep. Mercedes "Didi" C. Cagas filed House Bill 5243 (with Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado as co-author). The bill was titled: "An Act Converting the Southern Philippines Agri-business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) Davao del Sur Campuses Into a State College to be Known as Davao del Sur State College and Appropriating Funds Therefore." The bill was filed on March 14, 2017.

 

Rep. Cagas and Rep. Bandigan agreed to consolidate their respective bills, which gave rise to House Bill 6715 An Act Separating the Southern Philippines Agri-business Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST)-Digos City Campus in the City of Digos, Davao del Sur from the SPAMAST in the Municipality of Malita, Davao Occidental, and Converting it into A State College to be known as the Davao del Sur State College, And Appropriating Funds Therefor". The bill was approved by the House of Representatives on December 11, 2017.

 

On August 28, 2018, The Senate Accepted the request by the Lower House for a conference on House Bill 6715. The Senate approved the conference committee report on November 27, 2018. It was also approved by Congress on the following day. They agreed on the final title-"An Act Separating The Southern Philippines Agri-business Marine and Aquatic School of Technology(SPAMAST)-Digos City Campus in the City of Digos, Davao del Sur from the SPAMAST in the Municipality of Malita, Davao Occidental, And Converting it into A State College to be known as the Davao del Sur State College and Appropriating Funds Therefor".

 

The bill was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on February 21, 2019. It is now known as Republic Act 11220. Through this law, Davao del Sur State College became the 112th Public Higher Education Institution in the country.

 

Having complied with all the requirements, the conversion of the college was approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)en banc through Resolution No. 494-2019, on August 13, 2019.

 

On September 28, 2020, after a thorough search, the DSSC Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Augie E. Fuentes as the first president of the institution.