“We cannot detach our personal life on the global context
lest we lose our spot in the academic community. The PUP
must be an epistemic community – an institution that
produces and manages knowledge – for it to become relevant
in the world.”
Message from the President
greetings to all!
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), our
Sintang Paaralan, welcomes you as you embark on a journey to
academic excellence and personal and professional growth. For
your information, around 50,000 students regularly take our
entrance tests but we only accept around 7,000 to 8,000
freshmen. You are part of this new batch of Iskolar ng Bayan and
for this you deserve a rousing congratulation.
Allow me to tell you that this is an interesting and
fortunate time to be a freshman in this University – the first
polytechnic university in the country.
First, the University continues to charge P12.00 per unit in
tuition in the undergraduate courses except in the Institute of
Technology. Since the start of my term, I have committed that
there will be no tuition increase in the undergraduate courses
until my presidency expires. This commitment is consistent with
our mission and vision to make PUP the genuine home of scholars,
the great educational institution which offers affordable
quality education to the sons and daughters of the poorest
families of our country.
In our drive to produce the best graduates and alumni, we
continue to score outstandingly in the various professional
licensure examinations, particularly in Engineering,
Accountancy, and Nutrition and Dietetics. It is also this
pursuit to achieve academic excellence that PUP’s Journalism and
the Batsilyer ng Artes sa Filipinolohiya programs were recently
awarded as Centers of Development (COD) by the Commission on
Higher Education (CHED).
We are also happy that PUP was also recently included in the
QS World University Rankings regarding subjects offered in
Natural Sciences, Economics and Econometrics and Communication
and Media Studies.
We are also proud to announce that your batch will see and
enjoy the physical rehabilitation that the Administration has
done in the past few months. You can now use our newly-renovated
classrooms, comfort rooms and mini-libraries. You will
also witness the rehabilitated PUP Oval, swimming pool, tennis
court, Alex Marteja Hall and Bulwagang Bonifacio and Balagtas.
Meanwhile, to ensure quality instructional materials for
students, we in the Administration will personally monitor the
studies and reports of the Quality Evaluation Team regarding
books and other reading materials that will be used in
I also would like to register that I am in the second year of
my term as president of this university. Like what I requested
last year to the freshmen, I encourage everyone to 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 the PUP into an epistemic community or a network of
knowledge-based experts who help decision-makers to define the
problems they face, identify various policy solutions and assess
the policy outcomes.
We would also like to reiterate that a liberal atmosphere
exists in the university, wherein ideological, political,
cultural and religious beliefs are upheld and respected. We 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.
For your parents, our country, our university, our world and
for yourselves, please study hard. Make us proud of what you
will accomplish here in the university.
Again, congratulations and welcome PUPians.
Emanuel C. De Guzman, Ph.D
The President's Report
The PUP Community's Accomplishments covering the period from
March 2012 to March 2013
Portable Document Format (PDF, Adobe Reader)
4.86 MB, 12 pages, Paper-size: 8.5 x 11 (Letter)