Manuel L. Quezon University
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Pamantasang Manuel L. Quezon
|Motto||Pro Patria et Jure|
Motto in English
|"For Country and Law"|
|Chairman||Dr. Jose Rizalino Acuzar|
|President||Dr. Isagani Germar|
|Location||Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Campus||MONZON HALL: 1015 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila; DILIMAN CAMPUS - EDSA near East Avenue, Quezon City|
|Colors||Maroon and White|
|Affiliations||CUSA, UCAA; UCBL|
The Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) is a private university in Quiapo, Manila, now located in Quezon City, 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.
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.
Symbolic move to Quezon City and expansion
In August 2014, construction magnate and New San Jose Builders Inc. chairman Dr. Jose Rizalino "Gerry" Acuzar acquired ownership of the 69-year-old institution for an undisclosed amount and a year later opened the School for Professional Advancement and Continuing Education (SPACE) inside the Victoria Sports Tower Condominium along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue signaling the university's entry to the roster of esteemed academic institutions in Quezon City.
On the occasion of Quezon City day and 138th birth anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon, the University officially moved from Quiapo, Manila to Victoria Sports Tower on August 19, 2016 dubbed "Manuel is Home in Quezon City". Two (2) more locations will be added in nearby Timog Avenue and the former site of Bureau of Research and Standards under the DPWH to offer more tertiary courses to potential students and alumni alike.
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