• Seminar-workshop, last wave

    by Michal M. Agudo

    The three-day seminar workshop on qualitative research methodology  has ended on July 14, 2017. 

    The workshop has been filled with learnings they call “a-not-everyday-experience with the internationally-acclaimed speaker”. They had activities which unravelled their creative minds which paved to the presentation of their outputs. The participants  were  overjoyed to have attended the said workshop.

    At the last wave of the seminar-workshop, Dr. Genaro V. Japos, resource speaker, Dr. Baceledes R. Estal, university president, research and development personnel took pictures together with the SDSSU faculty and non-teaching personnel researchers of the seminar-workshop.

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  • Dr. Estal puts premium to excellence and quality

    by Maria Lady Sol A. Suazo

    Dr. Estal articulated that it is with great expectations that through the concerted efforts of the faculty researchers, the University will become a leading University that puts premium to excellence and quality during his talk on the second day (July 13, 2017) of the Qualitative seminar-workshop. 

    He also reiterated that research is one of the determinants of SDSSU to maintain the University status; thus, he strongly encouraged that research culture should be viewed as a way of life. 

    Qualitative research as a method not often explored made the President hard-pressed the Research and Development Unit to look for the experts who can inspire faculty researchers to traverse the road less travelled. With the guidance of Dr. Genaro V. Japos whom the President described as someone who never invites negativity and has always been seen as someone who exudes the value of positivism was indeed the right person to bring everyone into the lens of qualitative research method. The President also lauded the speaker’s capacity to sustain the interest of the audience with his wit, humor and good-natured character.

    After his talk, there were several photo opportunities to highlight the participation of the different Colleges and Campuses. He also challenged the male participants with their active participation on research as they all joined him and Dr. Japos for a pose. But of course, after they had their picture taken, the female participants also claimed their all-female-participant photo opportunity with the President and the highly acclaimed speaker, Dr. Genaro V. Japos.

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  • Japos: What people release is the truth, you can’t fake it

    by Phebe Q. Menil

    “When people get emotional, they need release, and whatever they release, that is the truth and you can’t fake it,” Dr. Genaro V. Japos, resource speaker, has stated during the first day of the threeday seminar-workshop on Qualitative Research Methodology on July 12, 2017 at the Audio-Visual Center (AVC), Surigao del Sur State Univerty (SDSSU)-Main. 

    Dr. Ma. Lady Sol A. Suazo has stated the purpose of the seminar that is to gain insights; explore the depth, richness and complexities inherent to a specific phenomenon. Novice researchers need to be mentored on the elements that govern the design and implementation of qualitative research methodology. 

    Dr. Jennifer Montero has introduced the resource speaker as the man who finished five doctorate degrees and a national assessor on IQUAME for Commission on Higher Education from 2004 to present. 

    She added that Dr. Japos was the face behind many symposia, conferences, and others in which most of his talks centered on the management of scientific journal publications, Research Excellence Current Trends in Research, Internalization of the Philippine Higher Education Research, Scientific writing for online and printed refereed journals, quantitative and qualitative researches among others. 

    During the actual seminar-workshop, Dr. Japos staged different activities wherein the participants eagerly partook. First activity is simulating interview with conversational partners, and the second is rich-detailed description of the person sitting next to the other. In the end, Dr. Japos has impregnated the participants with new insights and avalanche of information which made them look forward for their forthcoming research endeavors.

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Research Activities

Research Workshop on Factor and Cluster Analysis | December 14-16, 2016 @ Kansilad, Surigao del Sur

December 14, 2016, 7 Photos


Two-day Research and Development Year-end Assessment and Agenda Setting | December 12-13, 2016 @ Old Boardroom, SDSSU- Main

December 12, 2016, 7 Photos


Seminar-Workshop on Invent School Program College Students | November 28-29,2016 @ Old Library Building, SDSSU-Main

November 28, 2016, 8 Photos


Seminar-Workshop on Intellectual Property Training on Patent Search, Drafting, Documentation Registration and Filling | November 14-18,2016 @ Old Library Building, SDSSU-Main

November 14, 2016, 8 Photos


Seminar-workshop on Supervised and Unsupervised Learning | November 7-9,2016 @ Old Library Building, SDSSU-Main

November 07, 2016, 3 Photos


Advanced Data Mining and Big Data Analytics | October 17-19,2016 @ Kansilad, Lianga, Surigao del Sur

October 17, 2016, 8 Photos


Seminar-workshop on General Linear Models: Data Mining | September 14-16,2016 @ Kansilad, Lianga, Surigao del Sur

September 14, 2016, 5 Photos


Seminar-workshop on Non-parametric Statistics for Research Part II | August 10-12, 2016 @ Kansilad, Lianga Surigao del Sur

August 10, 2016, 5 Photos


Seminar-workshop on Non-parametric Statistics for Research | July 13-15,2016 @ ASSCAT, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur

July 13, 2016, 8 Photos


Ideation Workshop | July 8,2016 @ Audio Visual Center, SDSSU-Main Campus

July 08, 2016, 6 Photos


Seminar-workshop on Statistics for Research (Part I) | June 15-17,2016 @ Kansilad, Lianga, Surigao del Sur

June 15, 2016, 8 Photos


Seminar-workshop on Project Development and Innovations | May 16-18,2016 @ ASSCAT, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur

May 16, 2016, 5 Photos


9th International Conference and Scientific Meeting | August 23-25, 2016 @ Sdssu-Main, Tandag City

April 26, 2016, 6 Photos


Regional Research Seminar-workshop and Paper Presentation | April 21-23, 2016 @ Kansilad, Lianga Surigao del Sur

April 24, 2016, 8 Photos


Research Production Using Agent Based Modeling | March 16-18,2016 @ ASSCAT, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur

March 16, 2016, 6 Photos


Seminar-workshop on Research Development for Publication | February 22-24,2016 @ Old Library, SDSSU-Main, Tandag City

February 22, 2016, 8 Photos


Editorial Committee Meeting | February 3, 2016 @ Old Boardroom, SDSSU- Main

February 04, 2016, 6 Photos


Seminar-workshop on Theory Development and Research Modelling II | Kansilad, Lianga, Surigao del Sur

January 23, 2016, 6 Photos


Cantilan Campus

SDSSU-Cantilan is located along the Pacific coast, 3 km. from the inter-island wharf in the town of Cantilan. It is situated 117 km. south of Surigao City, and 67 km. north of Tandag City.

The campus is considered the College of Technological Education. It offers ten (10) degree programs and eight (8) of which are accredited by AACCUP.

The campus boasts of its buildings and facilities in Architectural Drafting, Automotive and Mechanical Technology, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Home Economics, Food Trades, Garments, and Computer/Information Technology also the state-of-the-art laboratories (Chemistry Lab, Biology Lab, Speech Lab and AVR).

San Miguel Campus

SDSSU-San Miguel Campus, the College of Forestry and Agriculture, is located at Barangay Carromata, SNAS, Municipality of San Miguel. It is the biggest campus in terms of land area with a total of 779 hectares divided into 3 physical contour areas: 379 hectares-the lowland; 175 hectares-the upland and 207 hectares-the forest reserves. Viewed on its scenic plateau, the campus is overlooking the biggest lowland rice bowl of the Province.

The campus is identified by CHED as the Provincial Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (PIAF) under the NAFES program. With the present trend of Agricultural development, this college will cater the needs of the Province and the region as whole for skilled Agro-forestry workers.

Cagwait Campus

SDSSU-Cagwait is located in the heart of Poblacion Cagwait and a tricycle away from the Cagwait White Beach, a known tourist destination in the Province and the venue of the annual Kaliguan Festival.

Its flagship program is Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) with the following majors: Automotive Technology, Furniture and Cabinet Making, Civil Technology, Food and Garment Trades. In 2012, the program passed the preliminary survey prior to a Level I accreditation.

Lianga Campus

SDSSU-Lianga is the Campus that specialized in Fisheries and Marine Sciences. In September 2009, it was identified by CHED as the National University/College of Fisheries (NUCAF) in CARAGA Region under the National Agriculture/Fisheries Education System (NAFES) project with a grant of P1M per year in 5 years.           

The campus has a notable Research Culture especially in Coastal Resource Management. It has experts in Corals, Seaweeds, Seagrass, Fin Fishes, Holothurias and Mangroves. Its on-going externally-funded researches on seaweeds and mangroves, its fish farming activities (Bangus, Tilapia and Crab) and extension programs along the coastal barangays of Lianga are proofs of how far the campus have gone in the area of not just research but extension. Most of its programs are already accredited.

In 2010, its extension program gained national recognition when the Project Coastal Resource Initiative in Lianga Bay was awarded as Best HEI Extension Program in Caraga Region.

Tagbina Campus

SDSSU-Tagbina is the only campus located in the 2nd District 2 of Surigao del Sur. It has a total land area of 215,418 square meters of which 77.347 square meters is utilized for demo farm which include the Bioreactor Technology Processing Center, Pastureland and Coconut plantation.

SDSSU-Tagbina is the Campus for Agri-business and Commercial Sciences. It aims to lead in providing Agri-business and commercial education that will develop student’s entrepreneurial competence responsive to the needs of the agri-based industries.

In 2012, six (6) of its programs passed the preliminary survey visit by AACCUP. It has also established notable linkages for research like DA-BAR, AFNR and DOST-PCARRD.

Our History

Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU), formerly Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College (SSPSC), is composed of six campuses strategically located in the Province of Surigao del Sur. It achieved its status as a university throughRepublic Act 9998 signed on February 22, 2010. The leadership of its dynamic President, Dr. Remegita C. Olvida, and the dedication and commitment of its faculty and staff and other stakeholders for quality tertiary education and excellence all played a key role on the conferment of the status of a state university to the institution after 28 years of existence.

The history of the University dates back to 1982 when Bukidnon State College opened their extension in Tandag known as the Bukidnon External Studies Center. In 1992, it became the Surigaodel Sur Polytechnic College. The creation of the College integrated four DECS-supervised schools in the municipalities of Cagwait, Tagbina, Lianga, and Tago. Six years later in 1998, the College earned the status of being a state college by virtue of Republic Act 8628. In 2000, the Surigaodel Sur Institute of Technology (SSIT) in Cantilan became the fifth satellite campus of the University.

Vision, Mission, Goals

A leading "Glocal" University with widened academic perspectives that focus on attaining food security, supporting poverty alleviation, developing renewable energy and conserving natural environment.

SDSSU shall provide competency-based higher education training driven by relevant and responsive instruction, research, extension and sustainable resource management

These are the specific goals in the four-fold functions of the University:

INSTRUCTION: Develop highly competent, globally-competitive and morally upright graduates.
RESEARCH: Produce research for the advancement of knowledge, new technology and innovative approaches for competitive endeavors.
EXTENSION: Empower the rural poor to improve their lives through transfer of technologies and knowledge.
PRODUCTION: Sustain University operations through viable and profitable income generating projects. Goals

University Seal

Desription of the Seal

The seal conveys an appropriate emblem that speaks the personality of the university whose concentration of instruction focuses on business and technical/vocational training of students. In further conveys sense of prominence being the one to personify the attributes of the school as the pioneering state University in the Province of Surigao del Sur.


The seal depicts the big ring that reads: Surigao Del Sur State University or SDSSU. Te ring insures the continuity of strong volunteer leadership of the University. The SDSSU comprises six campuses namely: Tandag, Lianga, Cagwait, San Miguel and Cantillan which provide different degree programs. The ring serves as a bridge between the University and the world, bringing experience and perceptions gained outside the University.


The shield represents the University’s Educational purposes, its mission and vision. It is quartered into different courses offered by the University or SDSSU. The upper right shows the gear which indicates curses offered in Tandag such as Graduate Studies, Engeneering, HRM, and Computer Science. The lowerright shows an image of Leaf and Tree which represent Agriculture and Forestry in San Miguel Campus and Agri-Business and Comercial Sciences in tagbina Campus and displays Fish and Water symbolizing Fisheries and Aquamarine courses offered in Lianga Campus. The upper left shows an image for iapplied Sciences and Medical courses. The left quadrant contains T-Square and Ruler that symbolizes Trades and Industrial Arts courses offered in Cantillan and Cagwait Campuses.


The seal is set in sky-blue (as the official logo color) which stands for faithful courage among SDSSU teaching forces, students, administration and staff.

Open Book

The open book symbolizes knowledge offered by the University.

Torch and Laurel

The torch is the guiding light in the SDSSU community. The Laurel proclaims jubilant victory over global challenges faced by the SDSSU graduates.

University Hymn



LYRICIST: Prof Evelyn T. Bagood
Composer: Rex L. Ingotan
Music Arranger: Demeiboy T. Rosales

Hail! Oh our greatest pride, SDSSU
Hail! Oh our greatest pride
Surigao del Sur State University

The golden seeds of your education
Now spread to serve mankind
With labor, love and true dedication
Your name and splendor sublime

For thy honor and thy noble mission
Our hearts and mind sound resound
The virtues you adhere you carry on SDSSU our home

Hail! Oh our greatest pride, SDSSU
Your light guide SDSSU our loyalty reside
Here our loyalty resides!