Hon. Salvador B. Belaro Jr., Representative, Ang Edukasyon Partylist, announced in the 1st Quarter Board of Trustees Meeting last February 22, 2017 that House Bill No. 5119 is filed in Congress converting Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges to Polytechnic University of Bicol. Said bill is co-sponsored by Hon. Salvio B. Fortuno, Representative, 5th District of Camarines Sur.
In his explanatory note, Hon. Belaro said that “Conversion to a university would entail prospective avenue for HEIs to provide intensive and collaborative researches and technological innovation benefiting not just the students, but the society and the country at large. This would afford CSPC additional appropriations and prioritization from the government.”
In an interview by ABS-CBN TV5 on March 10, 2017, Dr. Dulce F. Atian, SUC President II, said that the conversion would take time, but she is determined to meet the challenges alongside universityhood, together with the synergy of CSPC’s Power Team to provide highly technical and quality professional education through ladderized curricula in the fields of trades and technology, arts and sciences, generating technology, and initiating sustainable community development efforts in accord with the mandate.