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History (1991-1999)

To keep pace with changing conditions, the University underwent continuous change in this period. This is where the first lady president of the University was appointed and the first University president to undergo a selection.


1991
Important events that took place in that year:

  • Establishment of the Research Center for Peace, Justice, and Democracy.
  • Setting of special make-up classes in English
  • Inauguration of the new four-storey three-wing University Library.
  • Granting of teaching and research chairs in Management by the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines.
  • Publication of five Open University modules, Sinag of the CAS, IC Balita, Student Handbook, LBEC Handbook, RIPE monographs, STRDC monographs.
  • Signing of MOA with Palawan National Agricultural College, Quirino State College, and University of Southeastern Philippines for the offering by the University of Master of Educational Management.
  • Offering by the Pamantasang Bayan of vocational / technical and baccalaureate programs in 25 municipalities.
  • Signing of MOA with Bataan Shipyard and Engineering College, Inc., which agreed to become a training station of the College of Engineering, PUP Bataan.
  • Start of construction of Mass Communications Center of the Philippines Building.
  • Retirement of Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente, designation of Dr. Zenaida A. Olonan as Officer-in-Charge.
  • Appointment of Dr. Jaime Gellor as Acting President (April 3 - July 3, 1992), which created confusion.
  • Appointment of Dr. Zenaida A. Olonan as first lady President of the PUP.


Dr. Zenaida A. Olonan


1997
The PUPWebSite Project began.

This is the first insignia used for this site. It began as a feasibility project of a group of computer students who named themselves as the Abyss Creative Group

On October 11, 1997, Pres. Fidel V. Ramos conferred his support for the computerization project of the University.

The former Bachelor in Information Technology (BIT) was revised as Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) while the Bachelor in Computer Data Processing and Management (BCDPM) was improved and became Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT).


1998
The PUPWebSite Project was changed to PUPWebSite and it served as the official Internet site of the University.  It formally launched on January 27, 1998 in GeoCities.com.

On August 1998: Pres. Joseph Estrada visited PUP during its "Linggo ng Wika" Celebration.  During that time, his Excellency conferred his support for the construction of the Information Technology Center of the University.

On November 13, Dr. Ofelia M. Carague was appointed President of the University and the first to undergo Republic Act 8292 (or the Higher Education Modernization Act), wherein the selection was made through a committee


Dr. Ofelia M. Carague

A series of infrastructure projects started on this year spearheaded by the Special Projects Office.


1999
The University celebrated its 95th Foundation Anniversary with the theme:  "Sandaang Taon Para Sa Pilipino, Panimulang Pagdiriwang" (One Hundred Years for the Filipino, The Beginning of the Celebration).  This is the first of five countdown celebrations to the University's centennial.

The computerization program of the University that spearheaded the creation of new offices - the PUP Information Linkages Systems (PUPILS, headed by Prof. Rosicar E. Escober) and PUP Information Technology Center (PUP IT Center, headed by Prof. Mely R. Luya).


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