This period brought about a dramatic change in the University firming its
commitment to the role of education as an equalizing factor.
In April 1986, the PUP presidency was reassumed by Dr.
Nemesio E. Prudente, who has seen university education as an equalizing
instrument that would enable the children of the economically disadvantaged
to climb up the ladder of society - and to counterbalance the dominating
influence of the affluent few in the nation's day-to-day affairs as well as
help greatly in charting its long-term destiny.
Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente
Dr. Prudente had the PUP philosophy, mission, and strategies
formulated by a multi-sectoral committee; a new PUP logo designed; a new PUP
hymn composed; and the administrative/academic organization restructured.
This led to the renaming/raising of the following departments of the
Processing (an area in the College of Business)
||College of Computer
Management and Information Technology (CCMIT)
|Institute of Hotel
and Restaurant Management
||College of Hotel and
Restaurant Management / Food Science and Technology (CHRMFST)
||College of Physical
Education and Sports (CPES)
Economics, Banking, and Finance
||College of Economics
and Politics (CEP)
Engineering and Architecture (CEA)
It also led to the creation of the College of Languages and Mass
Communications (CLMC), the Institute of Social History (ISH), and the
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR).
New graduate programs were introduced:
Master in Industrial Engineering and Management (MIEM),
Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP), and
Master in Educational Management (MEM).
Aside from this, the nontraditional masteral programs in
Business Administration were strengthened.
In PUP Manila, the Community Relations Office was created
under the Public Affairs Office and the community outreach programs of the
branches were strengthened.
University governance was democratized. The Academic Council
was expanded to include not only full professors but associate and assistant
professors as well. The open-door policy was institutionalized, the
University Code revised, and the PUP Five-Year Development Plan (1987-1992)
The University increased enrollment at all levels as well as
the number of scholarships and financial aid grants; it also offered
short-term technical-vocational courses and maintained its laboratory high
The University improved its instructional, co-curricular,
and administrative facilities; it also acquired more and bigger campuses.
Trends, the institution's official professional journal of
ideas was revived.
The developments during this school year include:
- Recognition of KAWANI, an employee's union;
- Offering in Doctor in Educational Management (DEM), Master in
Physical Education, Dance, and Recreation (MPEDR), and Master in
- Purchase of Hasmin Hostel in Sta. Mesa;
- Initial offering of PUP Maragondon of baccalaureate programs in
Accountancy, Business Education, Electronics and Communications
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering;
- Offering at PUP Manila of new baccalaureate programs in Mathematics,
Applied Sociology, Advertising and PR, Transportation Management,
Information Technology, Political Economy, Internal Trade Management,
Political Science, Public Administration, Architecture, Chemical
Engineering, and Filipino;
- Initial offering by PUP BEPZ / Bataan of baccalaureate programs in
Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering,
Electronics and Communications Engineering, and Computer Data Processing
- Initial offering by PUP Lopez of BCDPM;
- Strengthening of the University's technical-vocational programs in
Manila, Maragondon (Cavite), and Unisan (Quezon);
- Appointment of Prof. Ofelia M. Carague to the SGV Professional Chair
in Computer Science Output;
- Improvement of physical facilities in PUP Manila and its branches;
- Enhanced co-curricular programs, upsurge in cultural activities, and
maintenance of a dynamic physical education and sports program,
including retention of overall championships in the SCUAA (State
Colleges and Universities Athletic Association) and the PICUAA;
- Implementation of national government circulars effecting salary
adjustments based on merit;
- Sending of personnel, on official time, to seminars / workshops and
conferences outside the University;
- Granting of scholarships to incoming freshmen who were
editors-in-chief or journalists of the year while in high school;
- Revival of Memorabilia, the official yearbook of graduating
- Increase of faculty / student newsletters;
- The degree Bachelor in Information Technology (BIT) was offered;
- Establishment of the University Center for Human Rights Education
- Improved physical set-up / acquisition of more facilities for the
PUP Printing Press.
The Administration stepped up efforts to develop the
physical facilities for PUP Manila and the branches. It also followed up the
acquisition of the 10-hectare lot of the National Development Company which
is adjacent to the University's A. Mabini Campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila. It
likewise followed up bills in Congress, such as those...
- Seeking to grant faculty members and students participation in
University decision-making as full-pledge members of their school's
Board of Regents and Trustees;
- Granting financial autonomy to state universities and colleges;
- Establishing PUP extensions / branches in Taguig (Metro Manila),
Romblon, and Masbate; and
- Establishing a national mass communications center in PUP Manila.
The University established centers and institution for special studies
with their respective academic journals as well as consortia, linkages, and
joint projects with local and international agencies. It implemented its
yearly evaluation and merit promotion scheme for the faculty and
administrative staffs. And it conferred doctoral degrees, honoris casua, to
four prominent personages.
- Offering of a graduate extension program in PUP BEPZ;
- Offering of more nontraditional courses
- Adoption of the policy requiring a masteral degree for a faculty
member to qualify for permanent position;
- Getting by PUP graduates of a passing mark of 81.5% in Licensure
Examination for Nutritionists / Dieticians, which was twice the national
passing mark of 40.5%;
- Offering of refresher courses by College of Accountancy (CA) and the
College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) to prepare PUP students
for board examinations; and
- Printing of more publications, such as Trends, Bisig, Journal of
Economics and Politics, Journal of Social History, PUP Profiles, PUP
Campus Observer, and the Graduate Forum.
PUP continued to dominate the SCUAA and the PICUAA. The PUP Banda Kawayan
was made the official entertainer of the Philippine Pavilion Hotel during
the opening of the World Exposition '88 in Brisbane, Australia, and the
Bagong Himig again emerged as the champion in the national choral singing
The PUP Graduate School introduced a nontraditional
program to the degree of Master in Economics.
PUP Manila started to offer traditional baccalaureate degree programs in
Sociology, Political Science, and Cooperatives. PUP Lopez, on the other
hand, introduced two additional courses: Bachelor of Science in Civil
Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The Board of
Regents approved the offering of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor
of Science in Criminology, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forest Ranger
Certificate, and Diploma in Fisheries Technology.
The University, furthermore, continued to explore the "Open University"
concept. It also started to develop the 17-hectare campus in Taguig, Metro
The University conferred an honorary doctorate in Public Administration
on former Pres. Diosdado Macapagal and in Arts and Letters on Prof. Renato
Faculty members teaching the same subjects were required to use a common
syllabus, for this would facilitate departmentalization of final
examinations, particularly in the basic subjects.
The University Textbook Board was established.
The University adopted the policy that only students who pas the
qualifying examinations in the third year of the particular specialization
may continue to enroll in courses with board / licensure examinations.
Also established were Professional Chairs in Political Economy, Banking
and Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, and Marketing, as well as the
Research Institute for Politics and Economics (RIPE) and the Center for
International Relations (CIR).
The University got elevated to level one status, which meant, among other
things, higher salary rates for University personnel.
It was also able to complete the P.E. Bldg. on A. Mabini Campus, the
Graduate School Bldg. at M.H. del Pilar Campus, and a two-storey building in
PUP Lopez. It rehabilitated the old PNB Bldg. for the use of PUP Bataan.
The initiatives of the University in School Year 1990-1991
include the following:
- Establishment of the "Open University" or Pamantasang Bayan of
degree and non-degree programs in San Pedro (Laguna), Calaca (Batangas),
Lopez (Quezon), Mulanay (Quezon), Lagro Subdivision (Quezon City), and
Parañaque (Metro Manila)
- Granting of professorial chairs to duly selected accomplished
professionals as follows: Political Economy, Hector R. Villanueva;
Banking and Finance, Antonio P. Gatmaitan; Computer Education, Hector M.
Morada; and Marketing / Advertising, Leonardo Garcia
- Retention of overall championship in both the SCUAA and PICUAA
- Assigning of the Student Union Hall, as well as certain rooms in the
Main Academic Building, to the Central Student Council and the
accredited organizations under its coordination, the cultural groups,
and the staffs of major student publications
- Completion of the construction of the new University Library
- Continuation of construction of the CEA Building
- Offering of non-formal education, medical services, sports training,
and values formation to 51 street children in the Sta. Mesa area.
- Signing with the Dept. of National Defense of a Memorandum Of
Agreement (MOA) which stipulates respect for the sanctity of the
University Campus, its academic freedom and autonomy as well as
detailing procedural agreements on police / military University
- Entering into an industry-education linkage program agreement with
the Philippine Computer Society for the furtherance of the development
of Information Technology through Practicum, faculty assistance,
office/plant visits, and training center use.
- Signing with the Dept. of Justice of a MOA for the offering of a
nontraditional graduate program in Human Behavior Technology.
- Appointment of the University as training center for ATS CAD/CAI
- Signing of a MOA with the Philippine National Historical Society for
the growth of a nationalist historiography and for the use of
disciplines to clarify current social and national issues.
- Conduct of a summer EDP training for public elementary and high
school principals in Metro Manila (in collaboration with the PSUCCESS)
- Setting up (through the COABTE) of a summer seminar on Court
Stenography for stenographers of the House of Representatives.
- Entering into an agreement with the Dept. of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) that it shall take active role in developing and
conserving environment and natural resources, specially at Mounts
Palaypay and Mataas na Gulod in Maragondon, Cavite.
- Introduction of a baccalaureate degree program in Entrepreneurial
- Signing of a MOA with the Philippine Historical Society, which
stipulates that both entities work for the development of the proposed
AB in Philippine History course as well as sponsor the first national
conference on Urban History and lecture series on History and Social
- Institution of several computerization projects