University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

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University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC)
Unibersidad han Pilipinas ha Kabisay-an Kolehiyo ha Tacloban
The Official Seal of the University of the Philippines
Motto Honor and Excellence
Type National university
Established 1908 (U.P. system)
1973 (campus)
Chancellor Dr. Rommel A. Espinosa
President Alfredo E. Pascual
Dean Dr. Virgildo E. Sabalo (OIC)
Location Tacloban, Philippines
11°14′54″N 125°0′26″E / 11.24833°N 125.00722°E / 11.24833; 125.00722Coordinates: 11°14′54″N 125°0′26″E / 11.24833°N 125.00722°E / 11.24833; 125.00722
Hymn U.P. Naming Mahal
Nickname UP Tac, UPVTC
Mascot U.P. Oblation
Website www.upv.edu.ph/index.php/tacloban-college
A view of the campus

The University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) is a university in the Philippines.

A satellite college of the University of the Philippines, it was established on May 23, 1973 as part of the University of the Philippines Visayas.

History[edit]

In its 823rd meeting, the University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents established the UP College Tacloban. It was recognized as a regional unit of the System on May 23, 1973 and inaugurated on July 2, 1973.

Ten years later, Executive Order No. 4 placed UP College Tacloban under the administrative supervision of University of the Philippines Visayas.

Admissions[edit]

UP College Admission Test (UPCAT)[edit]

Admission into the University of the Philippines' undergraduate programs is very competitive, with over 70,000 students taking the exam every year, with about 11,000 being accepted. To maintain its high standard of education and to maximize its limited resources, UP has had to limit slots for undergraduate admission to each campus and to its various degree programs by means of qualification through the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT).

Organization[edit]

UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) is divided into four divisions:

  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Management
  • Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Division of Social Sciences

Academic Programs[edit]

The college's BS Accountancy, BS Biology, and BS Computer Science programs are currently the best in Region 8. The college's BA Communication Arts program is the finest in the Visayan archipelago in terms of Speech, Literature and Theater Arts. The BA Psychology program has also been recently recognized in The Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates (PAPJA).

Undergraduate[edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with specialization in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with specialization in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Management

Graduate[edit]

  • Master of Management (Business Management)
  • Master of Management (Public Management)

Student Life[edit]

Student Body[edit]

UPVTC Student Body is autonomous student body and has a student council subject only to the express will of the students. There are morethan 2000 students currently enrolled and has 48 student organizations. All bona fide undergraduate students of the UPV Tacloban College are considered members of the UPV Tacloban College student body.

UPVTC STUDENT COUNCIL

UPVTC Student Council is the policy-making body in between sessions of the General Assembly. It is considered independent and need not to be recognized by the Office of the Student Affairs. The selection if its officers is annual and via students' election.

Chairperson: Ken Seco

Vice-Chairperson: Alfonso Alex Labrague

Secretary-General: Norvelyn Capaycapay

Finance Officer: Kent Pingol

Public Information Officer: Mira Legion

Committee on Students' Right and Welfare: Nikko Gabriel Aquino

Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and Environment: Daryll Clark Castillo

Committee on Sports: Seven Encio

Committe on Arts and Culture: Pierre Dan Ampo

Committee on People's Struggle's Desk: Marielle Domequil

Committe on Students' Organizations, Faternities and Sororities: Jacqueline Amistoso

Division Representatives

Humanities: Czarina Vanelli Piñon

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Joelson Pilapil

Management: Nova Venezuela

Social Sciences: Lorie Lugasan

UPVSC Representatives

Joshua Sagdullas

Alain Gerard Aclan

Gian Paolo Brilata

Nelson Mora

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

There are 48 college recognized organizations, which includes geological-based organizations (e.g. OrSiCUP, KAISSA, HINGYAP, etc.), socio-civic (UP Runggiyan, Halciyon, etc.), interests (Animo, etc.), fraternities and sororities, (TGP, TOM, APO), political parties (PULSO han mag-aaram, etc), and others. Student organizations were formed by students with common interest and has its own constitutions, rules and activities. Student organizations will only be considered by the college of it comply and abide rules set by the university and by the college.