A transition point as the University heads for the future, grasps new and
emerging technologies, and prepares itself to become globally competitive.
2000April 2000: PUP Information Technology Center started its
operation with Prof. Mely R. Luya as the director. Later that year, it
changed its name to Information and Communications Technology Center (PUP
February 2000:The University was conferred by the Commission on Higher
Education (CHED) as a Center of Development for Excellence (CODE) in
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March 2000: PUP was designated by the Department of Science and
Technology (DOST) as a Virtual Center for Technology Innovation in
Information Technology (VCTI-IT) and during the Year-End Commencement
Exercise, PUP was declared an Information Technology Zone.
June 2000: The Master of Science in Information Technology program began
with Prof. Rosicar E. Escober as the chairperson.
On June 30, PUP ICT Center was declared as a Microsoft Certified
Government Technology Education Center (GTEC).
PUP celebrated its 96th Foundation Anniversary with the theme: "PUP @ 96:
Knowledge Connectivity to e-Economy."
2001Important developments during this year include:
PUP celebrated its 97th Foundation Anniversary with the theme: "PUP:
Kabalikat ng Pamahalaan sa Pag-aangat ng Antas ng Buhay ng mga Mamamayan"
(PUP: Together with the Government in Uplifting the Lives of the People)
2002PUP celebrated its 98th Foundation Anniversary.
2003Dr. Ofelia M. Carague completed her term as University
President on April 20, 2003. Through Board Resolution No. 202, Dr. Samuel M.
Salvador was designated as Officer-in-Charge.
Dr. Samuel M. Salvador
The offering of AB Theater Arts for school year 2003-2004 was unanimously
approved by the Board of Regents.
Consistent to existing Civil Service Rules and the PUP Merit System for
Faculty and Academic Staff, 176 faculty members and 30 administrative staff
were promoted one step higher in rank, and 36 faculty members and 7
administrative employee enjoyed permanent or temporary status.
2004On January 26, Dr. Salvador's designation was reclassified
as Acting President of the University. Preparations for PUP's centenary
became the most strategic agenda of his stewardship.
Developments during this year include:
On September 18, 2004, over 30,000 students, faculty and alumni of the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines create a "human rainbow" in a move
to boost the image of the school and a bid to set a new record for world's
largest human rainbow in the Guinness Book of World Records.
2005Through a Board Resolution, Dr. Dante G. Guevarra was
appointed Officer-in-Charge, which took effect on July 1.
Dr. Dante G. Guevarra
October 1, the University celebrated its 101st Founding Anniversary.
Through another Board Resolution, Dr. Guevarra was appointed Acting
President extending his term for another year.
Other events that took place on that year were: DBM e-budget Training
(July 11-29), Training on Computer Literacy and Proficiency Training Program
of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Development (OVPRD),
Philippine Educators Network for Training, Research, and Development, Inc.
(PENTRAD) and The Rotary International (Oct.13-14, and 17 and 18), Microsoft
Office Specialist PUP Faculty Training (Partners in Learning Program, July
13-27), Microsoft Faculty and Student Ambassador Program Cascades (Technical
and Business Management trainings) to A. Maceda Integrated School Teachers
and Students (November 10-11), First ever PUP Technology Day at PUP ICT
Center (November 18), Computer literacy program for the disabled military of
the Department of National Defense and Armed Forces of the Philippines
(September 24, October 8 & 15, 20).
PUPCET iApply, a Web-based PUP College Entrance Test (PUPCET) Application
System was pre-released on December to accommodate PUPCET applicants until
January 31, 2006.
2006PUP Participates In DOST's Technology Innovation
for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program. A research proposal “Development
of Design Mix of Asphalt Pavement Using Crumb Rubber Tire and Coal
Combustion by Products” of the College of Engineering with Dean Manuel M.
Muhi as project leader, was submitted for funding to DOST-TECHNICOM through
the RDU of the OVPRD. This research aims to utilize the coal
combustion by-products of the National Power Corporation Coal Fired Thermal
Power Plant in Calaca, Batangas and crumb rubber tire as material for
asphalt pavement. SCI-TECH, through its director, Dr. Lorna T. Enerva,
submitted a research proposal "Determination of the Fuel Oil (Bunker)
Properties of 1, 2 Benzenedicarboxylic Acid, Diisoocytyl Ester and
Antimicrobial Activity from Heterophyllus Moracea Lam (Jackfruit seeds)"
Meanwhile, another research proposal from the SCI-TECH, “Antimicrobial,
Antidiabetic and Fuel Oil (Bunker) Property of 1, 2 Benzenedicarboxylic
acid, Diisoctyl Ester of Eucalyptus Globules (Eucalyptus)”, has also been
submitted to the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) for
Focusing on strengthening research activities on alternative energy,
environment, food processing and other concerns, four HEI's composed of the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas, Dela
Salle University and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, as permanent members,
formed the Metropolitan Manila Industry and Energy Research and Development
Aleli Antinopo, a Bachelor in Business Management senior at the Taguig
Campus presented the winning business plan of the Pinatubo Dental Implant
Team that won the third prize in the Philippine Emerging Startups Open
Incorporatedâ€”sponsored PESO Challenge 2006.
PUP leads in the CHED-approved and funded study on Distance Education.
2007The College of Communication (COC) romped away
with the most coveted Grand Prize trophy as well as the viewer's
Choice Award in ABC 5's “DOKYU-Student Documentary Competition” thru its
The international radio program of CED aired over DZRP (Voice of the
Philippines) got a favorable evaluation from Philippine Broadcasting
PUP was chosen as South East Asia's first Railway Academy.
Geraldine Llera Gammad, a PUP BS Food Technology cum laude graduate
contributed to the success of the favorite KFC "hotshots" which she
formulated. A testimonial to the product's success is its realization of its
3-month targeted sales in barely a month and KFC USA (the mother unit) is
asking its Philippine subsidiary to share Gammad's formula with its other
Calamansi Soda of Zesto, the first fruit soda in the local market to
utilize the abundant tropical fruit was the result of a study made by Agnes
Nadres, a B.S. Food Technology graduate from the College of Nutrition and
The PUP ICT Center, in cooperation with the Advanced Technology Learning
Alliance for Students, PUP Junior Management Society and Microsoft
Philippines through the Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program, conducted
a festive all-day conference called “Technology Day 2007” on February 8,
Among the projects which were completed include the arc at the main gate,
visitors' lounge, new flagpole, Mabini Obelisk, Freedom Plaza, Sto. Tomas
Gymnasium, Hasmin CafÃ©, and classrooms and restrooms in PUP's branches and
September 28, 2007 was a red-letter day for PUP because it marked the
University's initial attempt at Unified Communications with the Main Campus
videoconferencing with the College of Engineering in the nearby NDC Campus,
the Sto. Tomas Campus in Batangas, and Polycom Singapore.
The Annual Research Awards (ARAW) was established. It aims to promote a
research culture and encourages the innovative-minded youth.
2008In cooperation with the Department of Energy
(DOE), PUP held a three-day energy fair from February 18 to 20, which
focuses on research for alternative energy and biofuels, creation of energy
thru cold nuclear fusion process, energy safety and efficiency, and energy
utilization and downstream.
PUP was designated as one of the sites for the entire nation's
commemoration of the 110th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Philippine
PUP, in partnership with the San Juan City local government, opened the
PUP San Juan Campus.
The PUP Technical School became the College of Technology and offered
short management technology courses in ICT, Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics Communications
2009Construction and inauguration of the executive
offices and conference rooms (Mateo, Olonan, and Carague) at the 2nd floor
South Wing of the main building. This brought PUP's past presidents back
home to the university they served for years.
PUP, in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology and the
Department of Energy, led the Engineering Research Conference 2009 with the
theme: "Forging Synergistic Partnerships with the Global Industry through
Market Driven Research Initiatives" held at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila
on March 9 and 10 and in PUP on March 11 and 12.
The PUP Open University launched the eMabini Learning Portal.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has chosen the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) as the model of the proposed
"Clean River Zone" as DENR, along with various organizations, intensify
their rehabilitation campaign for the Pasig River on their program "Kapit
Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig."
PUP, with SMART Communications as its technology partner, launched PUP
iText, a Short Messaging Service (SMS) that enables PUP students to receive
reminders, announcements and advisories from the University through their
mobile phones. The service uses SMART Infoboard.
PUP won the 1st College Debate Contest on Democracy and Political
Tolerance sponsored by the Senate of the Philippines in celebration of the
2009 International Day of Democracy held on October 14, 2009 at the Claro M.
Recto Hall of the Senate of the Philippines.
The University conducted a forum on Climate Change.
PUP Mulanay Bachelor in Business Teacher Education graduating student,
Joy P. Lamod, won third place in the 2009 National Essay Writing Contest.
Her winning entry has been published at the DSWD website.
2010The Philippine president, Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo, declared Polytechnic University of the Philippines as the
official permanent home of the Mabini Shrine. Through Proclamation 1992,
President Arroyo stressed the need for a permanent home of the Mabini Shrine
for the protection and preservation of its historical and architectural
value. The President said that the PUP Mabini Campus is the fourth site of
the Mabini Shrine. It was transferred in PUP through the National Historical
Institute's Board Resolution No. 01, s. 2008, to protect it from the flood
control project of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
College of Communication professor, Danny Pata, won third place at the
3rd Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT) Photojournalism Contest on
spot news category in Thailand.
PUP partnered with Beijing Hangweili Educational Technology, Ltd.
(BHETL), which aims to support the promotion of the Philippines as an
educational center of the ASEAN region.
The National Cheerleading Championship (NCC), the country's first and
only cheerleading competition that employs international rules and
regulations, held its championship tournament on March 6, 2010 where PUP
Taguig ranked 6th among the 19 cheerleading squads.
With its initiative to promote energy conservation, SM Supermalls
partnered with PUP and participated in an international advocacy - the Earth
Hour campaign on March 27.
PUP and Jollibee promoted ACE: Improving Access, Curriculum and
Employability in HRM Education Towards Poverty Alleviation â€“ where third
year PUP-HRM students interested to work and study at the same time, can
avail of a scholarship grant which they may enjoy until they reach fourth
year. This scholarship being offered by JFC is its corporate social
PUP conducted the 1st Gat Apolinario Mabini Awards held at the Manila
Hotel on October 11. Awards were presented to retired Chief Justice Reynato
Puno of the Supreme Court for law; Dr. Renato Labadan for agriculture; Dr.
Teresita Salva, for education; Edgar Taladhay for environmental leadership;
Ms. Gina Lopez, environmental advocacy; Brillante Mendoza, film; Angel
Cacnio, visual arts; Dr. Roel Cagape, medicine, science and technology; Kara
Patria David, broadcast journalism; Howie Severino, documentary reportage;
Norby Salonga, student leadership; Carlito Amalla, youth volunteer; DSWD
Undersecretary Celia Capadocia-Yangco, public service; DFA Undersecretary
Rafael Seguis, peace and social justice; and Andrew Tan for business.
The Bachelor in Advertising and Public Relations students of the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines received the Philippine
Association of National Advertisers Foundation (PANAF) Merit Award in it s
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Youth Congress Competition on
November 13, 2010.
The PUP Bachelor in Transportation Management students won 1st place in
the Annual Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) Interschool Quiz Bee Competition
held at the Ford Global City Taguig on December 4, 2010.
2011PUP participated in a nationwide
videoconference. The event uses technology to connect large groups of young
people who are divided by distance, background and conflict, for the primary
purpose of creating understanding among them. It is a joint undertaking of
the PeaceTech Inc., a non-profit organization, PUP, Office of the
Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process, Department of Education and the
Engineering students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines won
the top spots in the Mech Expo 2011 with the theme "Hytec Robotics
Competition" and the Schneider Electric Philippines 2010 Energy University
Challenge with the theme "Green the World @ My Campus" , held on February 4,
2011 at the University of Santo Tomas and February 16, 2011 at the Fort
On February 10-12, 2011, the Department of Hotel and Restaurant
Management won one of the six competitions in the Chefs on Parade - the most
anticipated event in the field of the Hospitality and Foodservice Industry.
As a gesture of thanks to PUP for contributing talents to its workforce
and as part of its corporate social responsibility, Accenture set up an
Ideas Exchange Room (IER) for PUP students and faculty.
PUP launched Rizal@150 in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 150th birthday.
Conduct of various activities that relate to the theme “Rizal sa
Iba't-Ibang Persona: Haligi ng Bayan sa Makabagong Panahon” was held at
the PUP Main Campus from June 27 to July 1. Internationally acclaimed actor
Mr. Cesar Montano visited Polytechnic University of the Philippines' special
screening of the film Jose Rizal (1998) on June 27, 2011 at the Bulwagang
Balagtas, Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resources Center, PUP Main
Myro Jethro T. Tejedor, Davencci C. Fagtanan, Marlon E. Domagtoy and
Janine Carla C. Daliva, fourth year prime section students from the College
of Tourism, Hospitality and Transportation Management (CTHTM) of the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), won 1st place in the 5th
Manila Foods and Beverage Exposition (MAFBEX) with a green theme inspired by
the National Forest Month celebration.
PUP was awarded recognition by the Professional Regulation Commission
(PRC) as third best performing school in Nutrition and Dietetics along with
the University of Santo Tomas and the University of the Philippines-Los
The PUP Bagong Himig Serenata won 1st place in the 22nd Philippine Travel
Operators Association (PhilTOA) Travel Mart Competition held at SMX
Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay on September 4.
By virtue of PUP Board Resolution No. 846, series 2011 issued on
September 15, 2011 and embodied in CHED Special Order No. 71, series of
2011, Atty. Estelita Wi Dela Rosa was designated Officer-in-Charge.
Atty. Estelita Wi Dela Rosa
PUP, headed by the College of Communication, organized the 1st Young
Communicators' Congress (YCC) with the theme “Academe and Media: Partners in
Societal Transformation” held at the Bulwagang Balagtas, NALLRC, PUP Mabini
Campus on September 16.
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