This period brought about a dramatic change in the University firming its
commitment to the role of education as an equalizing factor.
1986In 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
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:
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.
1987The developments during this school year include:
1988The 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...
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.
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
1989The 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.
1990The initiatives of the University in School Year 1990-1991
include the following:
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