Manuel L. Quezon University

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Manuel L. Quezon University
Pamantasang Manuel L. Quezon
Mlqu logo.jpg
Motto Pro Patria et Jure
Motto in English
"For Country and Law"
Established 1947
Type Private, Nonsectarian
President Dr. Isagani Germar
Location Quiapo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Campus MONZON HALL: 1015 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila
Hymn MLQU Hymn
Colors Maroon and White         
Nickname MLQU, Makyo
Affiliations CUSA,UCAA
Website Official site

The Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) is a private university in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines. It is a member of the Colleges and Universities Sports Association (CUSA) and Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA). It offers academic programs at the pre-school, elementary, high school, tertiary, and graduate levels. It is named for Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon.


It was founded in 1947.

On November 1, 1947 eighteen professors from the school where Dr. Monzon served as Dean joined him in an old building at the corner of Mendiola and Legarda Streets to begin training 643 students for the law profession. Thus was born the MLQU School of Law.

The fledging school produced its first batch of graduates the following year and in the Bar Examinations given in that same year, the school registered a passing average of 97.5%. In 1949, it exceeded its first record with a passing average of 100% with three of its graduates making it to the Top Ten.

The law school soon found it necessary to transfer to a new site on R. Hidalgo St. where other academic units were organized beginning with the School of Arts and Sciences followed by the School of Education, Commerce and Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture and Graduate Studies. With the addition of these units, the Law school became the Manuel L. Quezon Educational Institution. In 1958, the institution acquired University status.

Subsequently the Schools of Criminology, Architecture and Secretarial Education were separated from the School of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Commerce and Business Administration, respectively. The School of Information Technology is the latest addition to the University community.

The Manuel L. Quezon University has two campuses, namely, the Monzon Hall, located at R. Hidalgo St. and the Arlegui Compound at Arlegui St. where the Basic Education Department is located. Just recently, the Research Center was built adjacent to the Monzon Hall and which was named after Justice Arsenio P. Dizon.

University Research Institute[edit]

The University's Research Intitute is currently under Dr. Fely S. Castillo. it has been representing the University in Research Consotium of the University Belt where Research Directors meet every month to discuss matter related to research and its development.

University Official News Paper[edit]

The University's Official Newspaper is "THE QUEZONIAN" which is headed by the Dean of the Office of Student Affairs.


The Manuel L. Quezon University was founded on the principle of Know Thyself. On its logo is emblazoned the words, Pro Patria et Jure: For Country and Law. From these words are implied the ideals to which the Founding Fathers committed themselves:

  • Service to country and people
  • Acceptance of the supremacy of the Law
  • Untrammeled search for truth
  • Correct understanding and exercise of human rights
  • Wise use of freedom
  • Academic Excellence and professional competence enriched with Christian values.

Academic Schools[edit]

MLQU Cheering Squad

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, ARTS, AND SCIENCES (Educ:1949-Arts and Sciences:1948)

Headed by Dean Erlinda G. Dejarme, BSED, MA-History, Ed.D

PACU-COA Accredited; Level II (Arts)

PACU-COA Accredited; Level I (Education)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

(all arts courses are with 18 Units of Professional Education Units)

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in:
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Filipino
    • History
    • Physical Education
    • General Science
    • Islamic Studies (NEW PROGRAM)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education Major in:
    • Preschool Education
    • SPED
  • Bachelor in Library and Information Science
  • Certificate of Teaching Proficiency


Headed by Dean Nilda G. Woolsey; BSPsy; MA-EMP; Ph.D.

  • Doctor of Education
    • EMP
    • Guidance and Counseling
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Business Management
    • English
    • Filipino (Literature and Linguistics)
    • Psychology
  • Doctor in Public Administration
  • Masters of Laws
    • General Course
    • Taxation
  • Master in Public Administration
    • Thesis
    • Non-Thesis
  • Master of Science in Commerce
    • Mathematics
    • Taxation
  • Master of Science
    • Library Science
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Industrial Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Information System
    • General Management
    • Computer Management
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
    • Mathematics
    • Science
  • Master of Arts
    • History
    • Political Science
    • English (Language and Literature)
    • Guidance
    • Educational Management and Planning
    • Filipino (Literature and Linguistics)
    • English
    • Psychology
    • Special Education


Headed by Dean Antonio A. Agustin, AA;LLB

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor in Paralegal Studies


Headed by OIC Dean Atty. Norberto Ramos

PACU-COA Accredited; Level II

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Management
    • Financial Accounting


Headed by Dean Engr. Vinci Nicholas Villasenor

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering


Headed by Dean PSSUPT Angelito Q. Tan

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology


Headed by Dean Rudy O. Ferrer, BSArch, MSArch

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture


Headed by OIC Prof. Carlo B. Monterey, MBA

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information System
  • Associate in Computer Technology


Headed by Professor Minerva Feria, BS Biology, MA

  • Senior Highschool Education
  • Junior Highschool Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Pre-school Education


  • Manila Times College
  • Concordia International College
  • National College of Science and Technology

Notable people[edit]

Alumni Awardees

External links[edit]

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