Message from the PresidentEmanuel C. De Guzman, Ph.D., The PUP Observer, Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2012
Warmest greetings to all!
First of all I would like to welcome you in PUP, our Sintang Paaralan. Congratulations for now you are all Iskolar ng Bayan! I myself was once a student of this beloved university and I know what you are feeling right now. The excitement coupled with nervousness and some sort of anxiety are just natural feelings which will soon be transformed, hopefully, to a passion to be avid seekers of truth and students of life and society who work for my vision of an epistemic community.
I would like to reiterate that a liberal atmosphere exists in the university, wherein ideological, political, cultural and religious beliefs are upheld and respected. I also encourage everybody to join any student organization that you like but such undertakings must neither interfere with nor be a reason to neglect your studies and other academic pursuits.
As a leader of a new administration, I pledge meaningful changes for the betterment of the academic community. For the coming months and years to come, you will be a witness to a new PUP, wherein, all, including you the students, faculty members, employees, the alumni and all the stakeholders of this university will be very proud of. But, I would like to request that like any member of the academic community today, you should study my 8-point Agenda so that you can help me in guiding and leading the university. I need all the support that I can get for transforming PUP into an epistemic community or a network of knowledge-based experts who help decisionmakers define the problems they face, identify various policy solutions and assess the outcomes.
Again, congratulations and welcome to PUP. God bless us all.
DR. EMANUEL C. DE GUZMAN