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"
Type Private, Catholic
Established February 5, 1975
President Anthony Jose M. Tamayo
Academic staff
1,500 (all campuses)
Students 18,500 (all campuses)
Location Las Piñas, Calamba, and Molino
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 (Las Piñas campus)
Campus Urban
Hymn Perpetual Help Hymn
Colors Maroon and Gold
Nickname Perpetualites, UPHSD Altas
Affiliations Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, NCAA (Philippines) Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
Mascot UPHSD Altas Logo.jpg Altas

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) is a Catholic-oriented, co-educational, private university, with campuses at Las Piñas, Bacoor, 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.


University of Perpetual Help DALTA Medical Center in Las Piñas

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 Antonio Tamayo, Jose G. Tamayo and his wife, 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 1976, 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 beginning for the infant school opened the way for its 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 in 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.

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 1997, 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”, effective Collegiate Year (CY) 1997-1998.


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 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 in a land area of 6 hectares, the Molino campus is in Bacoor, Cavite.

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 360 students. To date, its enrollment has increased to 2,500 enrollees.

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 for student-artists from various colleges of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA.

  • UPHSD Chorale

The University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Chorale, formerly known as the UPHSD Singing Ensemble/UPH Chorale, is the official chorale group of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Piñas. It is composed of student-artists from various colleges of the university. It aims to propagate, preserve and develop Philippine culture and arts through music. The UPHSD Chorale performs different genres of choral pieces such as Broadway, Classical, Foreign and Local Folk songs, Philippine Ethnic Songs, Contemporary Music, OPM and Sacred Music. UPHChorale has been invited and performed in several events, and has made it to the stages of the Cultural Center of the Philippines for its open house festival : PASINAYA 2010 and PASINAYA 2011. The group has also been invited on many occasions to perform in a popular morning TV show “Umagang Kay Ganda” at ABS-CBN, a Filipino TV Channel and also performed during the plenary session at the Senate of the Philippines in 2016 and 2017. This has been a venue for the group to showcase their talent in a televised setting. Their current moderator/conductress is Ms. Jessica Love Dela Peña.

In line with the University’s vision of being the premiere university in south Luzon, the group also aims to be recognized as one of the best choirs in Manila by competing in various choir contests. Some of the awards won and events participated by UPHChorale were:

PHILTOA 2010 – Grand Prize PHILTOA 2011 – 2nd place PHILTOA 2012 – 1st place His Sounds and friends Chorale Festival 2011 WIR FEIERN 2012 V(Novelty) – finalist MBC National Choral Competition - semi finalist CROSSWIND TAGAYTAY CHRISTMAS COMPETITION – 2nd place PAGCOR KRISMAS KAROL KANTAHAN – semi- finalist Concert at the Park – featured artist April 27, 2013 PASINAYA 2011, 2013 and 2014 - CCP V-Chorale Competition December 2013 - 2nd place

UPHChorale will continue to pursue its goals and make a significant contribution in the area of arts and Philippine culture.

  • Sanlahi Pangkat Mananayaw (Folk Dance Troupe)

The Sanlahi Pangkat Mananayaw takes its name from two coined words, Isang Lahi which literally means, One Race. Composed of students from various colleges of the university, the pioneering members believed that they were put together by the Divine Guidance and Grace of Our Mother of Perpetual Help to be one with the Performing Arts Group’s objectives in preserving, promoting and developing the Philippine culture and the arts in the university. They considered themselves as catalyst to propagate and resuscitate the deteriorating status of Filipino identity amidst the popularity of highly Western influenced and conceived programs. They obliged themselves to contribute and be united in protecting the Filipino identity and tradition through their chosen field.

As it gains momentum, the Sanlahi Pangkat Mananayaw intends to take off from a strong foundation to achieve greater heights and realize its vision. The dynamic students-artists of the Sanlahi Pangkat Mananayaw take pride and honor to have Mr. Victor Emmanuel L. Flor of the Philippine High School for the Arts and Mr. Julian Paulo de Jesus, as their moderators/mentors

  • Dulaang Perpetual (Theater Arts)

Dulaang Perpetual is the official resident student theater organization of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta - Las Piñas. It is a collective of young Perpetualiate artists and performers who create and stage plays from different theatrical genres, from contemporary to classical, and from experimental to guerilla performances (street performances) which shows the flexibility of the company and its student – actors. The current moderator of Dulaang Perpetual is Ms. Anna Pauline Monserrate.

Dulaang Perpetual aims to promote arts as an alternative to classroom instructions and means of molding talents of young Perpetualites. It is also committed to equip the members with the necessary skills, training and discipline in order to produce the country’s future mentors, trainers, artist in the field of Philippine theater.

  • Perpetual Dance Company

PDC in short, it is the official street/hip-hop dance team & representative of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta - Las Piñas. To glorify God & to inspire. The team was formed in August 20, 2015 and PDC is Founded by Mr. Bobby John H. Salinas the Performing Arts Group Coordinator, and their current moderator, Coach Cristin Cruz Gapasin.


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 ten 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 “high,” 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.


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 in 2011 of NCAA Season 87: Brazen at ‘87.


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]

They also hold the most win in NCAA Cheerleading Competition with a total of 8 wins, 2 back to back win and a three peat wins. They also won in the Sout East Asian Cheer Open in 2015 bagging a Gold Medal title.

Beach Volleyball[edit]

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]


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]


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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