Culture and Arts

The Office of Culture and Arts was established to cater to the different socio-cultural groups in the university and provide opportunities for the enhancement of talents and development of skills towards holistic development. CHED Memorandum Order No. 09 series of 2013 serves as a basis for the university's Culture and Arts program.

There are six cultural groups in the university: BatStateU Adlibitum Chorus, BatStateU Band, Diwayanis Dance Theatre, BatStateU Dance Company, Dulaang Batangan, and the BatStateU Rondalla. These groups are under specific training programs designed by professional trainers.

Training and rehearsals are conducted every Saturday and scheduled practices days, especially during competition season. The training programs are closely monitored by the Culture and Arts Office through the designated heads and coordinators. In addition, the performers attend workshops to further polish their skills.

BatStateU Ad Libitum Chorus
The Batangas State University Adlibitum Chorus is the official choir of the university main I campus. As one of the organizations under the Culture and Arts Department, it's vision is to promote philippine culture through the art form of choral singing, discover and develop not only innovators but promising talents in Batangas City.

Facebook page: Batangas State University Ad Libitum Chorus

  • Here are the org's achievements and awards under its Conductor and Trainor Ms. Marivic H. Llamas
    2015
  • 3rd Place Choir Category BSU Culture and Arts InterCampus Competitions
    2017
  • Champion Choir Category BSU Culture and Arts InterCampus Competitions
  • 4th Place Mixed Choir Category STRASUC Culture and Arts Festival and Competitions
    2018
  • 2nd Place Treble Voices Category Patimpalak Parangal Kay Apolinario Mabini
  • Champion Solo Kundiman Category STRASUC Culture and Arts Festival and Competitions
  • 4th runner up Mixed Choir Category PASUC Culture and Arts Festival and Competitions
    2019
  • 3rd Place Solo Kundiman Category Patimpalak Parangal Kay Apolinario Mabini
  • 2nd Place Mixed Choir Category STRASUC Culture and Arts Festival and Competitions
  • Champion Solo Kundiman Category STRASUC Culture and Arts Festival and Competitions
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BatStateU Band
Batangas State University Band have always been true to its goal of creating music that inspires people. This group is founded few years ago and is still continuing its objective of helping students reach their fullest potential as an artist. This group is composed of vocalists, bassists, guitarists, keyboardists, drummers and a violinist. The instructor of Batangas State University Band is Mr. Xavier Villena, he has been part of the university for several years now and is still serving the university by guiding the Batangas State University Band Members.

E-mail: bsuband2020@gmail.com
Facebook page: Batangas State University Band

  • Cuta Looban Battle of the Bands (Champion)
    2019
  • Batangas City Day Battle of the Bands (Participant)
    2019
  • STRASUC Battle of the Bands (4th place)
    2019
  • Intercampus Battle of the Bands (Champion)
    2019
  • Intercampus Battle of the Bands (Champion)
    2018
  • STRASUC Battle of the Bands (4th place)
    2018
  • PASUC Battle o the Bands (Participant)
    2017
  • STRASUC Battle of the Bands (Champion)
    2017
  • Batangas City Battle of the Bands (3rd place)
    2016
  • Rocktober Fest (3rd place, People's Choice Award)
    2016
  • 2015 Charterweek Intercampus Battle of the Bands (2nd place)
    2015
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BatStateU Dance Company
The Batangas State University Dance Company was born in 1991 and is the official modern dance group of the university. It specializes in different genres of dance such as jazz, hiphop, urban, contemporary and dance sports. Highly trains not just talented students but academically inclined individuals. We continue the legacy of being one of the prides of the university.

Contact number: +63 945 145 9428
Facebook page: BatStateU Dance Company

  • Regional STRASUC, Contemporary (1st Runner Up)
    2019 – Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan
  • Regional STRASUC Contemporary (1st Runner Up)
    2018 - Laguna
  • USCAA Cheerdance (1st Runner Up)
    2018 – Batangas City
  • Regional STRASUC, Contemporary (4th Runner Up)
    2017 - Marinduque
  • Regional STRASUC, Hiphop, (2nd Runner Up)
    2017 - Marinduque
  • USCAA Cheerdancem, (1st Runner Up)
    2017 – Batangas City
  • Regional STRASUC, Contemporary (3rd Runner Up)
    2016- Lucban, Quezon
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition, (3rd Runner Up)
    2016 – Batangas City
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (3rd Runner Up)
    2015 – Batangas City
  • Regional STRASUC, Contemporary (1st Runner Up)
    2014 - Cavite
  • Showtime Intertown Edition Abs Cbn (Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly Winner)
    2012 - Manila
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (Champion)
    2011
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (1st Runner Up)
    2010
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (1st Runner Up)
    2009
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (Champion)
    2008
  • SCUAA Dancesport Competition - Latin (2nd Runner Up)
    2008 - Romblon
  • SCUAA Dancesport Competition – Standard (3rd Runner Up)
    2008 - Romblon
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (Champion)
    2007
  • Kotex Cool Groove (Champion)
    2006 - Lipa
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition, (1st Runner Up)
    2006
  • National E Club @ Studio 23 (Champion)
    2005
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (1st Runner Up)
    2005
  • Penshoppe Dance Slam (Champion)
    2004
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (2nd Runner Up)
    2004
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (Champion)
    2003
  • National Green Cross Funky Dance Competition (Bronze Award)
    2003 – Manila
  • Globe Gentext Dance Invasion (Champion)
    2003 - Lipa
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (2nd Runner Up)
    2002
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (Champion)
    2001
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (Champion)
    2000
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (1st Runner Up)
    1999
  • CCYA Modern Dance Competition (Champion)
    1998

BatStateU Diwayanis Dance Theater
The BatStateU Diwayanis Dance Theatre was formerly known as “Folkloric Performing Arts” of Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology. It was established and organized last 2002 headed by Asst. Prof. Normelinda M. Arias and trained by the late Mr. Francis Arce in attempt of preserving and sharing Philippine cultural heritage in the dance art forms among the youth of Batangas Province.

 Year 2011, the organization was renamed as the BatStateU Diwayanis Dance Theatre exclusive for college students to compete and join several competitions, celebrations which gain awards and recognitions with the supervision of Engr. Jojo V. Conti together with Asst. Prof Normelinda Arias. 

Diwayanis, a school-based organization, was derived from two tagalog words “Diwata” which is said to be the guardian or the protector of the forest and “Bayani” a person who possesses great courage and remarkable strength to protect his people and his country, two words that defines and symbolizes the bravery and beauty of the people who nurtures and values the richness of our country. 

The Diwayanis Dance Theatre shares their talent to every members of the group to preserve and showcase the potential of every individual through performing newly learned dances through every school activity, intermissions and even competitions. They are not just performing inside the University but even outside of the vicinity of the school. Diwayanis improves a person’s confidence by giving them the exposure, the knowledge, thoughts and even experiences, which opens every member’s mind and thought that we should always dance not just by using only our feet, smile and movement that is only memorized, we should never forget the heart and the reason why we are dancing. Because of the bond that was strongly built by every member, the outcome of every performance even the smallest and shortest dance will always bring perfection and touches the audience’s heart.

Facebook page: BatStateU Diwayanis Dance Theatre

  • Pista alay kay Apolinario Mabini (Collegiate) "Komintang" (Champion)
  • Sublian 2018 (Collegiate) "Talumpok" (Champion)
  • Sublian 2018 (Community) "Sinala" (Champion)
  • STRASUC 2018 Folk dance "Jota Bal" (3rd Place)
  • Pista alay kay Apolinario Mabini (Collegiate) "Alitaptap" (Champion)
  • Sublian 2019 (Collegiate) "Talumpok" (3rd Place)
  • Sublian 2019 (Community) "Sinala" (2nd Place)
  • STRASUC 2019 Folk dance "Pasigin" (Champion)
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BatStateU Dulaang Batangan
The BatStateU-Dulaang Batangan is an artistic collegiate student group founded by Mr. Mark Emmanuel S. Magsino in 2015 and was recognized as the official theater organization of Batangas State University. It aims to widen the knowledge of its members on subjects concerning theatrical productions, artistic exploration and drama studies. It also envisions to uplift the level of local theatre into a higher spectrum.

Facebook page:Batstateu - Dulaang Batangan

  • Tumba-Tumba (STRASUC 2016 Champion)
  • Tumba-Tumba (PASUC 2016 Champion)
  • Rizal Is My President (Best Cultural Activity 2017)
  • Halukipkip (STRASUC 2017 2nd Palce)
  • Boatless Badjao (STRASUC 2018 2nd Place)
  • Butil (STRASUC 2019 3rd Place)
  • Forever And Ever - The Musical (STRASUC 2018 Champion)
  • Sta. Cruz Ng Sinala - The Musical (STRASUC 2019 3rd Place)
  • Balintataw Champion (2017 - 2018)
  • Created And Formed Community Theater Named: Teatro De Juan, Teatro De Talahib And Teatro De San Pedro
  • Two-Time Champion In Dswd Regional Community Theater Development Contest
  • Consistently Winning Regional STRASUC Culture And Arts Festival
  • The Only Undisputed Theater Group Among Region Iv-A Who Bagged National Champion In The PASUC Culture And Arts Festival
  • NCCA Accredited
  • 2016 STRASUC And PASUC Champion
  • 2017 STRASUC 1st Runner Up
  • 2018 STRASUC - Short And Sweet Play (Dialogue) 2nd Place
  • 2019 STRASUC - Short And Sweet Play (Dialogue) 3rd Place
  • 2016 Gawad Pablo Borbon Excellent Award As An Org
  • 2017 Gawad Pablo Borbon Excellent Award As An Org

BatStateU Rondalla
BatStateU Rondalla is one of the cultural group of Batangas State University that aims to develop talents and potential skills of the students when it comes to playing rondalla instruments. It was established by Mr. Nelson G. Espejo, together with Ms. Abegail A. Pasia with the help of Culture and Arts office.

  • Musikahan sa Tagum (Second Runner Up)
    March 2019
  • National Music Competition for Young Artist known as NAMCYA (Finalist)
    2019