University of Perpetual Help System DALTA

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University of Perpetual Help System Dalta
"Pamantasan ng Panghabambuhay na Tulong Sistemang Dalta"
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Official Logo.jpg
Motto Character Building is Nation Building
Established 1975
Type Private, non-sectarian, run by the DALTA Group of Companies
President Anthony Jose M. Tamayo
Academic staff 1500 (all campuses) including non-teaching staffs
Students 18,500 (all campuses)
Location Las Piñas 1740, Manila, Philippines
14°27′02″N 120°59′06″E / 14.4506°N 120.9851°E / 14.4506; 120.9851Coordinates: 14°27′02″N 120°59′06″E / 14.4506°N 120.9851°E / 14.4506; 120.9851
Campus Urban area, 3 DALTA Campuses nationwide (Las Piñas, Calamba, Molino)
Hymn Perpetual Help Hymn
Colors Maroon and Gold
Nickname UPHSD Altas
Mascot UPHSD Altas Logo.jpg Altas
Affiliations Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, NCAA (Philippines)
Website http://www.perpetualdalta.edu.ph

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is a nonsectarian, co-educational, private university, with campuses at Las Piñas, Molino, Cavite, and Calamba City, Laguna in the Philippines. The university offers programs in preschool, primary, secondary, tertiary levels, as well as short term vocational, technical, and special programs.

The School Official Name and Seal[edit]

The UPHSD seal

The school’s official name is University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD).

The seal was inspired by the special devotion of Dr. Josefina L. Tamayo, UPHS co-founder, to the Blessed mother, especially to the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the school’s patroness. This well-known icon from the Byzantine era depicts the figure of Mary offering love and comfort to her son Jesus, even as the angelic beings above bear the instruments of His coming suffering and passion. Mary looks straight at the viewer, as if to say that her perpetual help and comfort are also available to anyone who comes to her in need. The infant Jesus is symbolic of the youth who is nurtured by a devoted and loving Mary which speaks of the motherly care and love of the University. The two laurel leaves represent the two sons of the CEO and Chairman of the Board who are actively continuing the work that was started by their parents in the community. The leaves also signify excellence which the university pursues not only in academics but also in leadership and in human relations for the fulfillment of the aspirations of the university as it carries on propagating its mission, to mold and educate youth as Helpers of God. The cameo is bordered by oval lines of maroon in white background which are the colors of the institution. Maroon symbolizes the red blood of courage, vigor, and determination; white for purity and the blue and gold colors of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon which symbolize generosity, abundance, hope, and vision. 1975 was the year when the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA was established while the tagline “Character Building is Nation Building”- UPHSD’s institutional motto expresses the encompassing commitment of Perpetual Help education to national development and progress.

History[edit]

The Birth of the University[edit]

Antonio Laperal Tamayo, and his wife, Daisy Moran Tamayo, founded the University Of Perpetual Help System DALTA on February 5, 1975. The term “DALTA” in the name of the university is the acronym for Daisy Antonio Laperal Tamayo, the conjugal founders.

The founding of UPHSD was inspired by the parents of DR/BGEN ANTONIO L TAMAYO, Dr Jose G. Tamayo and his wife, Dr Josefina Laperal Tamayo, who earlier founded what is now known as the University Of Perpetual Help System JONELTA, which has five campuses. The first campus established is the Perpetual Help College and Hospital in Manila to meet the local and international demand for nurses. Two years later (1970), the Perpetual Help College and Hospital Campus was founded in Malasiqui, Pangasinan,in response to the government’s program to promote health and educational development in the rural areas. This was followed by the founding of the third Campus at Perpetual Help School of Laguna, at Biñan, in l976, and its medical school, the Perpetual Help School of Laguna Foundation. Thereafter, the Perpetual Help Campus at General Marcos Alvarez in Cavite, and the Perpetual Help Campus in Cauayan, Isabela were established, bringing the number of campuses to five.

Hence, the founding of UPHSD traces its roots to 1968 when Dr Jose G. Tamayo and his wife, Dr Josefina Laperal Tamayo, parents of Dr/General Antonio L Tamayo, founded the UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM JONELTA.

On February 5, 1975, just seven years after his parents opened the Perpetual Help College and Hospital in Manila, Dr/BGen Antonio Tamayo and Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo founded their own Perpetual Help College of Rizal (PHCR) along Alabang-Zapote Road, in Las Piñas City. The school was housed in a four-storey building constructed in the record time of four months.

The initial academic offering of PHCR is Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon opening of the course, 700 students immediately enrolled. This spectacular beginning for the infant school opened the way for its rapid expansion in terms of curricular programs, faculty, research, community service, infrastructure, and professional development, leading the founders to convert the college to a university with the official name, University of Perpetual Help, Rizal (UPHR). Today, the former UPHR is known by its amended official registered and business name as University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD).

In 1976, one year after opening of the PHCR, they established the Perpetual Help Medical Center (PHMC) about 200 meters from the University. Through the years, the PHMC metamorphosed into the University of Perpetual Help Rizal Medical Center (UPHRMC). Today, its amended official registered and business name is University of Perpetual Help DALTA Medical Center (UPHDMC).

Administration of UPHSD[edit]

Complementing the leadership and management functions of Dr/BGen Antonio L. Tamayo and Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo are their two sons, Anthony Jose and Richard Antonio, both cum laude graduates of the University of the Philippines. Anthony Jose M. Tamayo assumed presidency of the UPHSD campuses on January 2010. He is a cum laude graduate of Accountancy in University of the Philippines-Diliman, a Certified Public Accountant, MBA degree holder from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and MA in Education degree holder from Harvard University. Likewise, Richard Antonio M. Tamayo was appointed as President of the University of Perpetual DALTA Medical Center. He is also the president of other DALTA companies including Dalta Builders, Inc., Health Care and Development Inc., Dalta Jonelta Foundation Inc, and A8 Travel and Tours. He is the Executive Vice President for Administration for DALTA Group of Companies Central Office and Executive Director of DALTA Group of Companies, Zero Waste Management Committee. Richard Tamayo was a cum laude graduate of Business Economics in University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is also a graduate of Squadron Officers’ Course (SOC) of Air Force Officers’ School-Philippine Air Force, and a Master in Business Administration-Health at the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is currently enrolled in the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) of Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The University of Perpetual Help System[edit]

On April 20, 1997, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in its En Banc Resolution No. R 95-97, Series of l997, granted university status to the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) at Las Piñas, and the University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta (UPHSJ) at Biñan, as a single unit under the name “UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM”, with all the privileges, entitlements, and responsibilities appurtenant thereto, effective Collegiate Year (CY) 1997-1998.

Governance of the University of Perpetual Help System (UPHS)[edit]

The UPHS is governed by a single Governing Board of Directors composed of 15 directors, of which 5 directors represent the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 5 for the University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta, and 5 for the UPH-Dr Jose G. Tamayo Medical University Foundation, with a single Chairman of the Board and CEO in the person of DR/B.GEN. ANTONIO L TAMAYO.

The Board of Directors governs the UPHS through a Central Office headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO created the Executive Board which directly formulates, implements, and supervises all policies, guidelines, programs and projects relative to the philosophy, vision, mission, accreditation, standardization of curricular content and instruction, quality assurance, professional development, faculty research, and community service, among others, of the UPH Las Pinas and UPH Biñan.

Both UPH Las Pinas and UPH Biñan have their respective Presidents who act as Chief Operating Officers (COO’s) of their respective campuses. They both directly report and are responsible to the Chief Executive Officer.

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is recognized by Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) as the only institution south of Metro Manila to have the most number of Level III Accredited programs.

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) Las Piñas Campus[edit]

Formerly named Perpetual Help College of Rizal (PHCR), the 1st and biggest University of Perpetual Help System DALTA located in Las Piñas city has a student population of around 12,000 students and employs about 1,500 teaching and non-teaching staff. It offers more than 70 undergraduate and more than 10 postgraduate academic programs in addition to its primary and secondary academic offerings.

As an active member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Philippines, it continuously seeks and trains young athletes to compete in NCAA and to represent the entire system DALTA.

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) Molino Campus[edit]

The 2nd University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) campus, the Molino campus was established and inaugurated in May 1995. Currently, the UPHSD caters to a student population of 4,000 - a dramatic increase based on its initial 700 enrollees. Standing tall in a pristine land area of 6 hectares, the Molino campus is now the most notable educational institution in Bacoor, Cavite and its neighboring towns.

More than its structure, the people that comprise this thriving institution have continuously grown physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually as they consistently uphold the philosophy of the University: to constantly invoke Divine Guidance in the betterment of Filipino lives through quality education.

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) Calamba Campus[edit]

The 3rd University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD), the Calamba campus was established in 1996 with only 360 students. To date, its enrollment has dramatically increased to 2,500 enrollees. Strategically located in Barangay Paciano Rizal, Calamba City, the 4-hectare campus has an impressive line of state-of-the-art educational facilities conducive for learning.

Living up to the standards set by its mother institution, the Calamba campus continues to promote the Perpetualite vision and mission of being a premier university system in the Philippines that develops the Filipino to become Helpers of God. With an extensive network of national and international linkages in higher education and business, UPHSD Calamba Campus is preparing the globally competitive Filipinos by providing venues for the pursuit of excellence.

Accredited Academic Programs of UPHSD[edit]

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is duly accredited by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to accept foreign students from all over the world in all its degree programs in the undergraduate and graduate levels, due to the high quality, relevance, and efficacy of its instruction, curricular content, highly qualified faculty, community involvement, research, and infrastructure, based on the three pillars of education: academics, research, and community service. It has attained the coveted stature of a world-class institution of higher learning

UPHSD is also recognized by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) as the only institution south of Metro Manila to have the most number of Level III Accredited programs in Liberal Arts (Psychology, Political Science, Communication), Education (Bachelor in Elementary Education and Bachelor in Secondary Education), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

The university has a vast array of academic programs, namely: medical and health sciences, liberal arts, business and accounting, engineering, information technology, international hospitality management, tourism, criminology, maritime, aviation, customs management, law, technical vocational education, continuing education for professionals, Corporate Executive Master in Business Administration, masteral, and doctoral programs in Education, Business, and Nursing.

Academic Support[edit]

Performing Arts Group[edit]

PERFORMING ARTS GROUP (PAG) The PERFORMING ARTS GROUP is the umbrella organization of all artistic activities in the fields of music, theater, and song and dance arts which serve as a haven for student-artists from various colleges of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA. It is a point of convergence for these young student-artists armed with the desire of becoming performing artists that the nation can truly be proud of.

  • UPH Chorale
  • Sanlahi Pangkat Mananayaw (Folk Dance Troupe)
  • Dulaang Perpetual (Theater Arts)
  • Perpetual Street Dance

Campus Ministry[edit]

The Campus Ministry serves as a catalyst for human development and a vanguard for transformation of the students through different spiritual programs. It assists its members in their quest for spiritual nourishment through counseling, recollection, retreats and the like.

Athletics[edit]

UPHSD colors
Current Logo

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) since 1984. NCAA is an athletics association of eight colleges and universities in the Philippines. Students, faculty and staff members also participate in intramural and club sports, and use the excellent athletics and fitness facilities.

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) since 1984 with UPHSD Altas as the team representing the school in various sports.

The moniker ‘Altas’ comes from the Latin word “height,” symbolizing UPHD's aspirations for further greatness. At the same time, it comes from the initials of the school founder, Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo.

The senior varsity teams for men are named UPHSD Altas. The junior teams are the UPHSD Altalettes, while the women's teams are the UPHSD Lady Altas.

Basketball[edit]

Since it has joined the league, the Altas basketball team had won two General Championships from their winning years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 in two consecutive seasons. They were able to reach the final four in the semifinals on NCAA’s 80th season and in the 88th season under coach Januario “Aric” del Rosario. The most recent time that the university hosted the tournament was on 2011 of NCAA Season 87: Brazen at ‘87.

Cheerleading[edit]

Bringing much pride to the university is the school’s cheerleading team, the UPHSD Altas Perp Squad. They have relentlessly won the Cheerleading Championships of NCAA Seasons 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88 and 89. Their five-peat win and eighth NCAA title is currently the league's best on cheerleading competition record.

The Altas Perp Squad also consistently ranks on the National Cheerleading Championship (NCC) Top 3 since 2006 to 2014, winning 1st place in 2009.

The Altas Perpsquad nabbed the 1st Runner Up position in the National Cheerleading and Dance Championship National Capital Regional Qualifiers College Coed Division held from February 2 to 3, 2013 at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.[1]

Beach Volleyball[edit]

For NCAA Season 88th, the beach volleyball teams of UPHSD have dominated all categories. Lady Altas duo, Norie Jane Diaz and April Anne Sartin, achieved their unprecedented four-peat championship titles which they have defended since 2009.

The Altas men’s pair, Jay Dela Cruz and Sandy Montero, seized their first ever championship crown. The Junior Team, Jherald Martinez and Cristopher Soriano, placed second in their barefoot fight in the beach volleyball finals.[2]

Volleyball[edit]

In Season 87, the Altas men’s volleyball team won their 7th league crown via sweep in an immaculate record of 14-0 win from elimination to the final round.

The Lady Altas likewise swept its championship series to secure its first victory since joining the league in 1984 and to cap an undefeated 14-game season.

In Season 88, the ALTAS and Lady ALTAS grab its two peat Back to Back Championship. The Lady Altas nabs its back-toback- championship and the ALTAS continued its reign of the Championship crown for three consecutive years (NCAA Volleyball Season 86th, 87th, and 88th).[3]

Campus Map[edit]

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UPHSD Extension School at the Bureau of Corrections[edit]

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD)’s 28 year-old Collegiate Extension School at the Bureau of Corrections in Muntinlupa City is one of the corporate social responsibility programs of UPHSD and the Bureau of Corrections. It has produced more than 400 inmate-graduates. Many of these graduates have been released from prison and are now gainfully employed.

The program was founded by Dr./Bgen Antonio Laperal Tamayo, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the UPHS and former BuCor Director Vicente Eduardo in 1984. Currently, the UPHSD Extension school offers academic programs in Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Marketing Management, and Computer Hardware Servicing Course.

University of Perpetual Help Learning Center[edit]

Located in Sitio Lawaan, Lumangbayan, Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro, the University of Perpetual Help Learning Center Mission School provides the Mangyan tribe, the indigenous people in the area, with free education, inclusive of their uniforms, school supplies, learning materials, clothing and even other personal necessities.

It was envisioned by Dr./Bgen Antonio Laperal Tamayo to help the tribe gain an upper hand in the social ladder of life. Thus, instilling in them ideas of citizenship and promote further social and intellectual development.

The school has embarked into a Functional Literacy Program last June 9, 2012 and officially received its Certificate of Recognition last September 13, 2012 from the Department of Education (DepED) of Region IV – MIMAROPA Division of Occidental Mindoro, Mamburao, thereby becoming a part of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and Projects.

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