Eastern Samar State University Campus
Brgy. Maypangdan, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines

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National Budget Circular 542

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.


DBM Compliance with Sec. 91 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10633 (General Appropriations Act FY 2014)

I. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information

  1. The agency's mandates and functions
  2. Position, designation and contact information

II. Annual Report




III. DBM approved budgets and Corresponding Targets

IV. Major program/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 (Not Applicable)

VI. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports

VII. Annual Procurement Plan, Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

  1. Annual Procurement Plan
  2. Contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants

VIII. Compliance of Performance-based Bonus (PBB)

  1. MFO Accountability Report Card (MARC-1)
  2. Good Governance Accountability Report Card (MARC-2)
  3. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
    1. Academic Delivery Units
    2. Non-Academic Delivery Units

IX.Manual of Operations

  1. Quality Manual with Procedures and Work Instructions Manual
  2. Manual Of Operations Academic Affairs Manual 2011
  3. Manual Of Operations Extention Services
  4. Manual Of Operations Finance Services
  5. Manual Of Operations Research Services 2013
  6. Manual Of Operations Research Services 2015
  7. Policy on Intellectual Property
  8. Student Manual


  1. Memorandum - Quality Management Review
  2. Minutes - Quality Management Review
  3. Audit Plan Memorandum
  4. Audit Plan Certification

Excellence. Integrity. Accountability.


A synergistic multi-campus university producing competent, value-laden and globally competitive graduates who are proactive in promoting the economic prosperity of the country.



The University shall primarily provide advanced education, higher professional and technological instruction and training in the fields of agriculture, arts and sciences, business and industry, computer and information technology, education, engineering, environmental sciences, fishery, forestry, law and criminal justice, medicine and allied sciences, and other related fields of study. It shall intensify its research and extension, and production functions and provide progressive leadership in its area of specialization.


The Eastern Samar State University had its incipience on February 14, 1960 (as the Eastern Samar National Regional Agricultural School or ESNRAS) through R.A. 2434. Its pioneer classes started with 120 students holding sessions in a rented building in Borongan. Before the school year ended, the school site was relocated and established in Malbog, a far–flung barrio of Borongan, reachable only by climbing steep mountains and by crossing creeks. In 1967, the school was resettled to its present site, approximately seven kilometers away from the capital town of Borongan.

ESNRAS’s thrust then was primarily on agricultural science instruction so as to improve the largely agricultural way of life in the province of Eastern Samar. Livelihood of Estehanons depended mainly on rice production, coconut farming and fishing with the use of traditional practices and tools. ESNRAS offered secondary vocational agriculture and thereby provided training for upgrading traditional agriculture in the area.

In 1973, the school was converted into the Eastern Samar Junior Agricultural College (ESJAC) in response to the clamor of many parents for the school to offer collegiate courses. ESJAC promptly opened a program in Associate in Agriculture. Consequently, a program in B.S. in Agriculture was instituted with specialization in Crop Science and Animal Science. Notable was the sharp rise in enrolment in the ensuing years reflecting the high demand for the above – mentioned programs in the college service area. As the enrolment in these degree programs steadily increased, ESJAC was converted into the Eastern Samar College of Agriculture (ESCA).

As the global scenario became highly technological and complex, the state deemed it fit to convert ESCA into the Eastern Samar State College (ESSC) by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 394 on May 18, 1983. This conversion eventually paved the way to rapid expansion in program offerings with courses in teacher education, vocational post–secondary education, business and commerce, engineering and law.

Most recently, the Republic Act 8292 mandated the integration of CHED– supervised institutions (CSIs) of a province to be integrated into state colleges and universities. This immensely broadened the services of the College. ESSC became the ESSC System with the original ESSC campus in Borongan serving as its main campus. The ESSC System had three external campuses which are strategically situated in the province, namely, ESSC–Can–avid, ESSC– Salcedo, and ESSC–Guiuan.

On August 7, 2004, the President of the Philippine Republic, her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, approved and signed Republic Act No. 9312 converting ESSC into Eastern Samar State University (ESSU), integrating therewith the Maydolong National Agricultural School in Maydolong, Eastern Samar.

The other campuses integrated into the university have their own histories to tell. The salient events in their foundation are:

From merely promoting secondary agricultural education when it was founded on June 18, 1961, ESSU Can–avid which is located in the northern part of Eastern Samar province now offers post–secondary course, collegiate courses and is an extension training center for master’s degree courses.

ESSU Guiuan, which was established as a trade school on June 19, 1962, now offers Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education, Industrial Technology, Civil Engineering, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, and Masters Program as extension of the graduate school of the Main Campus.

Established in 1960 as the Southern Samar National Agricultural School at present ESSU Salcedo offers a diploma course in agriculture and computer science, degree programs in agricultural engineering, agricultural homemaking, agribusiness, agriculture, industrial education, secondary education, elementary education, and master’s degree programs in education, educational management, and in teaching vocational education courses.

Since its establishment in 1962 by virtue of Republic Act No. 3411, ESSU Maydolong continues to offer basic secondary education curriculum. However, it has always been the dream of the school to offer courses beyond the secondary level, believing that it is the way by which it could serve fully the community. Thus, in 1974, it offered a two–year terminal course in agriculture – Associate in Agricultural Technology. In the same year it offered, the first three years of the collegiate course leading to B.S. in Agricultural Education major in Agronomy and, in 1980, it entered into a consortium with Southern Samar Agricultural College, now ESSU Salcedo, for the offering of the fourth year of the same course. In 1993, the school was authorized to offer the first two years of the leadership curriculum of the DAT–BAT program but in 1995 it abolished the B.S. AgEd course. In 1996, it also offered one–year courses in Institutional Housekeeping and Home Industry (Apparel) under the supervision of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). However, in 1997, it became solely a DepEd supervised school offering secondary course up to the present.

Today, the University is a true measure of strong leadership, hard work, tenacity, aspirations, and commitment to public service of all its institutional members, coupled with the unwavering support of parents, private individuals/groups, local/national government officials, and other significant agencies.


Eastern Samar State University
Brgy. Maypangdan, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines
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