Good news for Parañaque students going to college!
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), in partnership with the City Government of Parañaque opened on Thursday, May 12, 2011 its campus in the city.
The inauguration was graced by Parañaque Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr., 2nd Dist. Rep. Roilo Golez, PUP Pres. Dr. Dante Guevarra, PUP Vice-Pres. for Research and Dev’t. Dr. Pastor Malaborbor, PUP Exec. Director for Branches & Extension Services Prof. Randolph Alcantara, PUP-Parañaque Campus OIC-College Administrator Ms. Socorro Rivera and Rev. Fr. Vir Pedragosa.
The initial offerings at this newest Metro Manila PUP branch are courses in Information Technology; Hotel & Restaurant Management; and Business Management that can lead to baccalaureate degrees.
Situated in Brgy. Sto. Niño, this city, the PUP-Parañaque Branch Building has 24 ready classrooms that can accommodate 40-50 students each.
The establishment of the PUP Parañaque campus was made pursuant to City Ordinance No. 11-03 Series of 2011, “An ordinance converting the present “Pamantasang Bayan” Center of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Parañaque into a regular campus”, which was penned by Coun. Edwin Benzon.
Its history dates to May 10, 1990 when a MOA for the establishment of a PUP center in Parañaque under its “Pamantasang Bayan” Program was executed between the PUP, represented by its then President, Dr. Nemesio Prudente and the Municipality of Parañaque represented by then Mayor Walfrido Ferrer.
Due to the successful implementation of the aforesaid program, the people of Parañaque through Municipal Ordinance No. 91-107 expressed their great desire for the PUP to expand its courses to include technical and academic courses.
The subsequent local legislations particularly, Resolution No. 04-35 and No. 07-39 both authorized the city government to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the PUP for the early establishment of a PUP campus in the city. Under the MOA, the Parañaque City Government will start-up and maintain the initial offering of certain undergraduate courses that have been agreed upon; hire administrative staff, security and utility employees and pay their salaries, wages, bonuses and other usual monetary benefits granted by law, among other responsibilities.
It will be the duty and responsibility of the PUP to offer an academic program perceived to be “in-demand” which are mutually agreed upon; select, hire and remove academic personnel; charge and collect tuition and miscellaneous fees as determined by the PUP; and assist the city in tapping resources and scholarship donors for economically-disadvantaged-but-deserving students, among others.
“With a PUP campus in Parañaque, we will be able to bring affordable quality education to our youth, especially to those from poor families.”, Mayor Bernabe said.
Coinciding with the inauguration of the PUP Parañaque Campus is the opening of the new home of the city’s prime public high school, Parañaque Science High School also in the same school campus.
* Please be advised that Alabang Bulletin is just reporting this and that we are in no way connected to PUP Paranaque therefore we cannot help you with requirement inquiries or follow up of applications.