Polytechnic University of the Philippines | Wikipedia audio article

Polytechnic University of the Philippines | Wikipedia audio article

August 15, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Polytechnic University of the Philippines
(PUP; Filipino: Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) is a research and coeducational
state university in the Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila
Business School (MBS) and as part of Manila’s public school system. It was eventually promoted
to chartered state university in 1978, by virtue of Presidential Decree 1341. PUP has
more than 20 campuses and extensions across Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Metro Manila.
With over 70,000 enrolled students, PUP claims to be the largest state university in the
Philippines by student population.In 2013, PUP ranked 300+ in the QS Asia University
Rankings. In the same year, the QS World University Rankings Country File on the Philippines also
placed PUP third in Life Science and Medicine, fifth in Natural Science (Chemistry), fourth
in Economics and Econometrics, and fifth in Communication and Media Studies. 58 PUP programs
have been accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in
the Philippines (AACCUP) while 2 (Journalism and Filipino) were granted Center of Development
status by the Commission on Higher Education. A 2018 survey of 503 JobStreet employers ranked
PUP as the top choice of employers in general, the top choice in the business process outsourcing
(BPO) industry, and the second choice in the Manufacturing, IT, and Banking industries.
The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017 mandates free tuition and fees
for all students of state universities and colleges. Before the act was enforced, the
tuition was exactly ₱12 (roughly 24 US cents) per unit for undergraduate students. Students
may opt out of the subsidy and choose to pay the full tuition instead. PUP has a reputation
for student activism against tuition fee hikes.PUP’s athletic team is known as the Mighty Maroons
and plays in the National Capital Region Conference of the State Colleges and Universities Athletic
Association (SCUAA). The team also played in the National Athletic Association of Schools,
Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) in 2013. Its official volleyball team, the PUP Lady
Radicals, played in the Shakey’s V-League in 2015.==History==PUP traces its roots from the Manila Business
School which was founded by the Civil Government of the Philippines and was established on
October 19, 1904. It is also referred to as the Manila School of Commerce. The school
was delegated to create businessmen and businesswomen for government service and private employment.
It was a part of the city school system of Manila which was under the superintendence
of Gabriel A. O’Reilly. It held its first classes at a small two-storey building in
No. 38 Gunao Street corner Arlegui in Quiapo. The influx of students from different provinces
elevated the school’s status as an Insular (or national) school and was renamed as Philippine
School of Commerce in 1908. The school moved out from its Arlegui building and continued
its operation on Goldenberg Mansion located on Gen. Solano Street in San Miguel which
was formerly occupied by the Bureau of Audits and the Philippine Senate. Its faculty was
composed of Filipino and American teachers. For administrative purposes, the school was
placed under the administration of the Superintendent of City Schools but kept its status as a national
school. In 1933, the school was merged with the Philippine
Normal School and the Philippine School of Arts and Trades. During the merger that lasted
12 years, PSC was administered by the PNS Superintendent and its students who completed
their courses were considered graduates of Philippine Normal School. The existence of
the Philippine School of Commerce caught the attention of President Manuel L. Quezon. In
his graduation address on March 26, 1940 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, he promised a
new building for the school where its graduates can be recognized. Two years later, Congressman
Manuel A. Alazarte together with the Department Head of the Philippine School of Commerce
Luis F. Reyes, formulated a bill to this effect and present it to the Congress. Unfortunately,
the plan was not carried out because of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines that
occurred between 1942 and 1945 during World War II.Shortly after Philippine liberation,
Superintendent Luis F. Reyes resumed the task for the re-establishment and rehabilitation
of the school. The Bureau of Public Works released more than ₱8,000 for the repairs
and maintenance of public buildings of which the school is a beneficiary. The ruins of
the Normal Hall was reconstructed and the college resumed its classes there on August
4, 1946. In 1947, the Philippine Normal School converted the Normal Hall into a dormitory,
resulting in the Philippine School of Commerce to resign to its former lot, where it held
classes with overcrowded rooms. Because of its unbearable condition, the school made
representations in the Philippine Alien Property Administrator, through Malacañang and the
Department of Foreign Affairs, for the acquisition of the Lepanto site in Sampaloc. By August
4, 1947 the school transferred to its new Lepanto campus, and Luis F. Reyes was appointed
as its superintendent.The Philippine School of Commerce was elevated into a college and
was renamed as the Philippine College of Commerce in 1952 by virtue of Republic Act 778. Superintendent
Luis F. Reyes became the President of the college. It broadened its course offerings
and the Annex Building, which had formerly housed the Congress of the Philippines, was
turned over to the college. The Business Writers Association of the Philippines awarded the
college the title of “Business College of the Year” in 1955.In 1962, Dr. Nemesio E.
Prudente was appointed as President. He implemented numerous initiatives that greatly benefits
the students such as student loans and the inclusion of the student council in the policy-making
body of the college. Three years later, President Diosdado Macapagal proclaimed that the Pandacan
site of the Bureau of Animal Industry (which is a slaughterhouse) to be reserved for the
exclusive use of the college. In 1968, the college offered social science courses related
to business education. Also, the college was granted to use and dispose the A. Mabini Campus
in Santa Mesa, Manila adjoining the former site of National Development Corporation,
which will eventually become the main and flagship campus of the institution. It was
also awarded the title lot for its S.H. Loyola (Lepanto) Campus. As a hotbed of student activism,
a handful of its students participated in the First Quarter Storm, one of the factors
leading up to the declaration of Martial Law in 1972.
The college moved out from its Lepanto campus and completed its transfer to the A. Mabini
Campus in 1971. Through Presidential Decree 1341 that was proclaimed on April 1, 1978,
the Philippine College of Commerce became a chartered state university and was accordingly
renamed as the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. It strengthened PUP Manila campus’
hold as the main and flagship campus because it hosts the offices of PUP’s Executive Officials.In
1979, the construction of the Main Library, the University Canteen (Sampaguita Building),
the Interfaith Chapel, and the addition of 3rd-5th floors of the Main Academic Building
was completed (although the 5th floor finished its construction in 1984). The Institute of
Technology was also created, which was later known as the College of Engineering and Architecture.
Because of the addition of more technical, undergrad and postgraduate programs, PUP adopted
the “cluster colleges” setup in 1984, where each college prepared the program and supervise
all the subjects required in the degree program offered in the college.In 1986, Dr. Nemesio
E. Prudente re-assumed the presidency of PUP. Under his presidency, PUP developed its physical
facilities in Manila and in other campuses. He also formulated a new PUP logo, hymn and
philosophy and had the University’s organization restructured. PUP experience enhancement in
its academic and co-curricular programs, upsurge in cultural activities, and maintains a dynamic
physical education and sports program during his term. Because of what Prudente did, he
was credited with revitalizing public education in the Philippines by institutionalizing much-needed
changes in the state university he led, which will eventually become the largest state university. In the 1990s, PUP had its first lady president
appointed, Dr. Zenaida A. Olonan. PUP established its Information and Technology Center (ICTC)
in 1999. It started its operations a year later in 2000. By February 2000, PUP was conferred
by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Development for Excellence (CODE)
in Information Technology. PUP was also recognized as a Virtual Center for Technology Innovation
in Information Technology by the Department of Science and Technology.PUP celebrated its
Centennial Year in 2004. The countdown for the Centennial started in 1999. In 2003, President
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo proclaimed 2004 as the “PUP Centennial Year”. She also declared
that the PUP Mabini Campus be the official and permanent home of the Mabini Shrine. The
Shrine was transferred to PUP to protect it from the flood control project of the Metro
Manila Development Authority. As a part of its Centennial Year, plans were drawn to construct
the Diosdado P. Magapagal Law Center (College of Law Building) in Lepanto Campus and Freedom
Plaza. Only the Plaza was constructed and the lot at Lepanto Campus where the Law Center
is supposed to stand remains empty. PUP made the world’s largest human rainbow during its
centennial celebration held in Rizal Park to highlight the signing of the Declaration
of Peace to be put before the United Nations. PUP’s largest human rainbow is made of 30,365
students, faculty, staff and alumni.In 2005, Dr. Dante G. Guevarra was appointed as the
Officer-in-Charge of PUP. A year later, he became the Acting President. Notable achievements
during his term include the creation of the web-based application system PUP iApply, the
designation of PUP as Southeast Asia’s first railway academy in 2007, and PUP becoming
as one of the sites for the entire nation’s commemoration of the 110th Anniversary of
the Proclamation of the Philippine Independence. Among the notable structures built during
this time include the Mabini Obelisk, Freedom Plaza, and the Fort Santiago replica walls
of the Luntiang Pilipinas Forest Park. Despite these achievements, however, Dr. Guevarra’s
tenure was also controversial due to allegations of graft and corruption, which was linked
to the assassination of the Vice President for Administration during his term, Augustus
Cezar. Because of his unsatisfactory performance after the recent events, he was suspended
from his duty as the President of PUP along with other University officials that are believed
to be involved in the aforementioned the scandals. In March 2012, Emanuel de Guzman was appointed
as the new President of PUP after a painstaking transition period.PUP participated in a successful
attempt to set a world record for most organ donation pledges in 2014, a project spearheaded
by the Department of Health. It broke the record for most organ donation pledges in
one hour. 3,548 people signed up in the span of 30 minutes, beating India’s 2,755 pledged
organ donors. PUP placed 3rd in the “Go Green in the City” contest held at Paris, France
in June 2015, representing the Philippines. Engineering students John Paul Santos and
Christian Santa Romana won the award for their invention, the ELECTRIFILTER (Electricity
Generation from Filthy Water). It generates electricity from waste water, has the capability
to filter and cleanse water and is portable so that it can be delivered to places where
clean water and electricity are short in supply.In August 2018, it was announced that PUP was
in the process of getting a professional and national university status. Of all the State
Universities and Colleges, only the University of the Philippines and Mindanao State University
have a chartered national university status.==Campus==Polytechnic University of the Philippines
is located in Santa Mesa, Manila. Its campus lies adjacent to the banks of Pasig River.
Most of PUP’s building are designed as simple and modern. Some of the newest building in
PUP are the Tahan ng Atleta (Home of the Athletes) which was designed in modern Georgian style,
and the Engineering and Sciences Research Center designed by prominent Filipino Architect
and PUP alumnus Royal Pineda.===Mabini Campus (Main Campus)===PUP Main Campus was named after Apolinario
Mabini by Dr. Nemesio Prudente, when he reorganized the university in 1988. The sprawling A. Mabini
Campus, with 10.71 hectares, hosts the core cluster of academic buildings and services.
The first building built on the site is the Main Academic Building, which was originally
intended to be a military tenement. The Main Library, known as Ninoy Aquino Library and
Learning Resources Center is regarded as one of the largest libraries in Southeast Asia.
The historic Mabini Shrine located east of the Freedom Plaza, is the house where Apolinario
Mabini died. Parks inside the campus include the Luntiang
Pilipinas Forest Park, which contains a lagoon and is sealed by walls that imitates Fort
Santiago and its walls in Intramuros, and the PUP Linear Park that was constructed in
2006 at the banks of Pasig River. Freedom Plaza was built for PUP’s Centennial Year
that was celebrated in 2004. Its construction was finished in 2007. Sports facilities in
the campus include the PUP Gymnasium and Sports Center, an Olympic-size swimming pool, two
basketball courts, tennis courts, and the university oval (sports ground) and grandstand.===NDC Compound Campus===The PUP-NDC Compound Campus contains the Senior
High School, College of Architecture and Fine Arts, College of Communication, College of
Engineering, and the Institute of Technology. Among its notable landmark is the Carriedo
Mansion, which is popularly known as the Antique House. It was transferred by the National
Development Corporation to the National Government in 1989 which in turn transferred it to PUP.
It also contains the PUP BPO Center which was launched through a partnership between
PUP and the Civil Service Commission. The campus of PUP was given by the National
Development Corporation when it moved out in 1989, transferring all its assets to the
national government which in turn will be given to PUP. The campus of the National Development
Corporation is leased to several warehouses, factories and other government institutions
and private offices. The lessees have the option to purchase the land according to their
agreement with the company. When the National Development Corporation decided to move out,
however, it decided that all its assets be transferred to the National Government and
be given to PUP. This was ratified by President Corazon Aquino when she signed Memorandum
Order No. 214, s. 1989 on January 6, 1989. Firestone Ceramics, Incorporated is one of
the lessees of the National Development Company. It occupies 1.8 hectares adjacent to the A.
Mabini Campus. The company filed a case against PUP when the University tried to takeover
the land they occupy. Because the land was protected by a contract between the NDC and
Firestone Ceramics that enables the latter to purchase the land, the Supreme Court ruled
in favor of Firestone Ceramics and grant its right of first refusal. However, the Court
acknowledges the need of PUP to expand, but says it can do so in other ways. PUP unsuccessfully
tries to takeover lot measuring 2,407 meters owned by Golden Horizon Realty Corporation
inside the NDC Compound whose case is very similar to that of the Firestone Ceramics
years earlier.In 2007, PUP purchased two five-storey condotel-hostel buildings near its NDC Campus
from the Government Service Insurance System to accommodate its growing student population.
The buildings, known as PUP Condotel, was worth ₱575.7 million upon its purchase.
The Commission on Audit labeled it as a “waste of government funds” because the buildings
are in unusable condition at the time of its purchase. Only PUP Condotel Building A was
rehabilitated and is currently in use while Building B is still unusable. The rehabilitation
cost already amounted to ₱101.3 million as of 2013. The overall cost for the buildings,
including its rehabilitation, already amounts to ₱677.1 million and balloons higher as
rehabilitation continues.===M. H. Del Pilar Campus===
The PUP M. H. Del Pilar Campus contains the Graduate School and the College of Tourism,
Hospitality, and Transportation Management (CTHTM). It also contains the Hasmin Hostel,
formerly a budget hostel which was purchased by PUP in the late 1980s. Currently, it provides
the sleeping and residential quarters for the students and faculty of PUP. The hostel
also serves as the training grounds for CTHTM students. The current Director of the campus
is Joseph M. Lardizabal.==Administration==
Governance of PUP is vested upon the Board of Regents, which exercises policy-making
functions to carry out the mission and programs of the University by virtue of Republic Act
No. 8292, the Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997. PUP is administered by Dr. Emanuel
de Guzman, President and he is assisted by an Executive Vice President and six Vice Presidents.
As of December 31, 2016, PUP had a total of 3,078 personnel complement, composed of 2,236
faculty, 51 officials, 297 regular employees, 468 casual employees, 18 consultants and eight
job orders inclusive of the branches and campuses.==Academics==PUP is broadly organized into 14 colleges,
two high school departments (the Laboratory High School and the Senior High School), the
Open University System and a Graduate School. It offers an extensive selection of more than
90 undergraduate and graduate programs. The Graduate School and the College of Education
confers doctoral and master’s degrees. The PUP Open University System, which offers its
distance learning education programs, is the first institution of distance learning education
in the Philippines and is located inside the Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resources
Center. The Institute of Technology does not require passing the entrance test for admission
and offers six diploma programs. PUP formerly has the lowest tuition among
all the universities and colleges in the country. With the passage of Republic Act 10931, students
of all State Universities and Colleges will have a subsidized tuition. Students will now
only pay the miscellaneous fee. The oldest college in PUP is the College of
Education, tracing its roots back as a course in business education in 1904. From the entrepreneurship
courses offered in 1904 began the College of Business Administration, while the College
of Accountancy and Finance started in 1960 as a bachelor program in Commerce with major
in Accounting. The College of Computer and Information Sciences started in 1969 as an
Electronic Data Process course offered by the College of Accountancy. To develop the
culture of sports and athleticism, the present-day College of Human Kinetics was established
in 1978 as the College of Physical Education and Sports. The College of Engineering was
established in 1986 as the College of Engineering and Architecture. In 2001, several collegiate
departments were elevated into its own college which resulted in the establishment of the
College of Architecture and Fine Arts, College of Communication, College of Law, and the
College of Tourism, Hospitality, and Transportation Management. Its newest academic units are
the College of Arts and Letters, College of Political Science and Public Administration
and the College of Social Sciences and Development, all of which are founded through an organizational
restructuring in 2012.The PUP Laboratory High School, which is one of few high schools in
the country offering a commercial curriculum, is regarded as one of the best high schools
in the country and serves as the laboratory school of the College of Education where students
practice-teach. In 2015, the PUP Senior High School was created as a separate department
from the Laboratory High School and currently offers all the tracks in the K-12 curriculum.
PUP’s bachelor’s program in Filipinology and Journalism were recognized by the Commission
on Higher Education as Centers of Development. Its Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
program was recognized as a Center of Development for Excellence by the Commission on Higher
Education from 2000 up to 2006.===Student population, admission and enrollment
===Admission to PUP is selective. To be admitted,
aspiring students must pass the PUP College Entrance Test. Admission to selected program
is based on the test score and the availability of slots. A different admission test is given
to the entrance scholars, the PUP Scholastic Aptitude and Interest Test and they can enroll
in any program they like upon passing regardless of slot availability. Of an estimated 50,000
annual PUPCET takers, only 8,000 will be accepted due to the university’s limited budget. In
2018, it is estimated that roughly 66,000 took the college entrance exam according to
the Philippine Senate President Koko Pimentel. With a population of 71,963 students in 2016,
it is the largest state university in the Philippines.PUP claims to maintain an average
size of 40-50 students per class, but the lack of facilities and growing student population
causes overcrowding in classes. A total of 36,527 students in the Manila campus alone
are enrolled in the Baccalaureate Program, while 1,658 undergrads are taking up Diploma
Courses. About 897 students are also enrolled in the undergraduate programs of the PUP Open
University and ETEEAP/Non-Traditional Programs. PUP operates year-round with two semesters
and a summer. Following the shift to international school calendar, the classes for Academic
Year 2017-2018 was supposed to start in August, but was reverted to June due to the issues
regarding the proposed transitional semester by the administration. Summer sessions depend
on the program and on the campus. More than a hundred of the student population are foreigners
from China, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Ghana. Also,
students from South Korea visits PUP every summer to take up intensive English courses.===Research===Research is a major function of the university.
As a result, research undertakings in PUP is extensive. The Office of the Vice President
for Research, Extension, Planning and Development is the official research and planning agency
of PUP. PUP is a member of the De La Salle University–Commission on Higher Education
Zonal Research Center, and the Higher Education Research Consortium Philippines. Three of
its research publications are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, these
are the Mabini Review, PUP Journal Science and Technology and the Social Sciences and
Development Review.PUP organized the 2011 and hosted the 2013 International Research
Conference in Higher Education.The 4-storey Engineering and Science Research Center, designed
by Filipino Architect Royal Pineda, is the central research building of PUP. Once completed,
it will be occupied by the College of Computer and Information Sciences, the College of Engineering
and the Institute of Technology. It will enhance future research undertakings of the university.==Student life==
PUP has a variety of longstanding traditions and celebrations such as its month-long Founding
Anniversary held every October, with post-foundation anniversary events being held afterwards.
The Pylon Run, held annually at during founding anniversary by the PUP chapter of Alpha Phi
Omega is PUP’s own version of the Oblation Run.===Student organizations===PUP’s more than a hundred student organizations
and clubs cover a wide range of interests. Cultural organizations are under the University
Center for Culture and the Arts. The Central Student Council is the undergraduate student
government of PUP. Under the Central Student Council is the PUP Commission on Student Organizations
and Accreditation which have the mandate to accredit, re-accredit, or re-validate student
organizations. Notable political student organizations are
the Sandigan ng Mag-aaral para sa Sambayanan (SAMASA), PUP SPEAK, Laban COC, Tinig CAL,
and Lakas CSSD. Popular music organizations include the PUP Bagong Himig Serenata, PUPLHS
Chorale, Polysound, and formerly the internationally acclaimed bamboo orchestra group PUP Banda
Kawayan (now known as Banda Kawayan Pilipinas).The Federation of Alumni Associations in PUP,
Inc. (FEDAAPI) is the official alumni association of PUP. It oversees various activities for
alumni such as class reunions, local gatherings, alumni travel, and career services. The PUP
Tahanan ng Alumni Building was established through FEDAAPI.===Activism===PUP is known for its student activism. PUP
has many student groups focused on political reform. The militant national democratic partisan
groups are the cause of frequent protest and rallies in the campus. PUP’s variety of partisan
groups include liberal, socialist, social democratic, and several political organizations.
In March 2013, some activist students burned chairs in a protest regarding an alleged tuition
hike. The incident came in the wake of the suicide of a University of the Philippines
Manila freshman who allegedly could not afford to pay her tuition. The students involved
in the violent protest faced sanctions from the university. Student activist, however,
have already destroyed school properties way back in 2010, where hundreds of agitated students
walked out of the room and began throwing dilapidated chairs, tables, and examination
papers from the Main Building to denounce an allegedly 2,000% tuition hike.PUP is also
known for holding one of the first pride marches in Asia, with the first one organized in the
1990s. Since 2016, its LGBT organization Kasarianlan annually holds the PUP Pride March. Pride
events are held on March in the university to spread awareness on LGBT rights and push
for passage of policies including the Anti-discrimination bill.==Media==
PUP has a variety of media outlets. The Observer is PUP’s official publication and is published
monthly on print and online. The militant student-run newspaper is called The Catalyst.
PUP CreaTV is regarded as the first university-based online channel in the Philippines. It was
launched in February 2013 and its pioneer programs are “The Observer Flash Online” (newscast),
“PUP TV: Pinaka Usap-usapan sa Pamantasan” (feature magazine program), and “State U”
(web series). DZMC is the campus radio station operated
by the College of Communication. Its programming tentatively include news, sports, educational/children’s
programs, talk shows, commentaries, to music programs and request shows, mostly geared
towards the interests of students, faculty and the administration. All operations have
been put on hold, due to reasons of pending license application. DZ1PUP, an amateur radio
club, is known for its involvement in a wide range of amateur radio activities, including
contesting, research, and community involvement. PUPHAM-RCG, a non-profit university based
radio station, is known to assist those who need fast and rapid response communications
within the university and nearby areas.==Athletics==PUP’s varsity teams compete in the National
Capital Region Conference of the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association. The
university’s basketball team also played at the National Athletic Association of Schools,
Colleges and Universities in 2013. The athletic teams of PUP are called the Mighty Maroons.
Its volleyball and basketball teams plays at the PUP Gymnasium and Sports Center. Softball
is played at the PUP Oval field, which was recently rehabilitated in 2013. Non-varsity
student sports clubs that compete with other area universities include the PUP Ultimate,
which played at the 2011 University FriXbee Championship held at the University of the
Philippines Diliman. The university’s official volleyball team
also played at the 2nd Conference of the 12th Season of Shakey’s V-League and was known
as the PUP Lady Radicals; avoiding the usage of the name Mighty Maroons because of its
resemblance to the name of rival team UP Fighting Maroons. The team was the replacement for
the De La Salle Lady Spikers who pulled out of the league due to its commitment in other
tournaments.The PUP Stars Cheerleading Team, the official cheerleading team representative
of PUP, was formed in 1998 and was the champion in the 2011 SCUAA-NCR Cheerdance Competition.
They were also the champion in the 2006 and 2010 season of the Philippine Inter Schools,
Colleges and Universities Athletic Association cheerdance competition.==People==Persons affiliated to the university, either
as students, faculty members, or administrators, are called as “PUPians”. Like in all Philippine
state universities, students and graduates are also called “Iskolar ng Bayan” (Scholars
of the Nation).===Alumni===
Some of the most famous alumni of PUP includes Satur Ocampo, political activist and a member
of the House of Representatives of the Philippines; Romulo Macalintal, election lawyer; Celia
Capadocia-Yango, who once served as the Secretary of Social Welfare and Development; and Ted
Failon a former politician and a broadcast journalist. Former presidential candidate
and spiritual leader of Jesus is Lord Church, Eddie Villanueva. Other legal figures include
Miguel Cuaderno, first governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines, Antonieta Fortuna-Ibe,
the Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner and former Chairperson of the Professional
Regulation Commission, and Diosdado N. Silva, the Assistant General Manager of the Philippine
National Railways and a lawyer.PUP alumni serving as CEOs or company presidents and
executives include Fernando L. Martinez, the founder and CEO of Eastern Petroleum, Joey
Bermudez, the former President of the Philippine Veterans Bank, Olive Ramos, the CEO of South
East Asian Airlines (SEAir) (now called Tigerair Philippines), Henry M. Tan, a Certified Public
Accountant and the President of the PICPA Eastern Metro Manila Chapter, the former President
and CEO of Chowking. PUP alumni in the academia include Galcoso
C. Alburo, one of Metrobank Foundation’s Outstanding Teachers in the field of Filipino literature,
Ed Teovisio, one of Metrobank Foundation’s Outstanding Teachers for 2012, Francisco Dalupan,
Sr., the founder of the University of the East and Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, the Rector
Magnificus of the University of Santo Tomas.In the area of religion and theology, PUP alumni
includes Eddie Villanueva, the founder and Spiritual Director of the Jesus Is Lord Church
Worldwide. In film, entertainment, television, PUP is
represented by 2006 Binibining Pilipinas-International titleholder Denille Lou Valmonte; actors Bayani
Agbayani, and Tado Jimenez; singer Liezel Garcia; comedians such as Micheal “Pekto”
Nacua, Albert Sumaya Jr., popularly known as Betong, and James Ronald and Rodfil Obeso,
the duo brothers who are better known as Moymoy Palaboy. Filipino TV hosts that are graduates
of PUP include Love Añover, and broadcaster and former politician Mario Teodoro Failon
Etong. Notable reporters that are graduates of PUP includes Steve Dailisan, Maricel Halili,
Marc Logan, and Maan Macapagal, as well as radio disc jockey John Gemperle, better known
as Papa Jack. Nationally known remarkable alumni include Dr. Rustica Carpio, who was
entitled to the Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Awardee.==References====External links==Polytechnic University of the Philippines