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
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
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.


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.


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).


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).


  • 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


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

Student Life[edit]

Student Body[edit]

The Student Body is autonomous student body and has a student council subject only to the express will of the students. There are more than 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.

Student Council[edit]

The 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 Gabrielle Seco

Vice-Chairperson: Alfonso Alex Labrague

Secretary-General: Norvelyn Capaycapay

Finance Officer: Ma. Trina Celine Cugtas

Public Information Officer: Mira Legion

Committee on Students' Rights and Welfare: Nikko Gabriel Aquino

Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and Environment: Daryll Clark Castillo

Committee on Sports: Seven Encio

Committee on Arts and Culture: Pierre Dan Ampo

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

Committee on Students' Organizations, Fraternities and Sororities: Jacqueline Amistoso

Division Representatives

Humanities: Czarina Vanelli Piñon

Management: Novah Merill Venezuela

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Joelson Bill Pilapil

Social Sciences: Lorie Hazel Lugasan

UPV-USC Representatives

Joshua Sagdullas

Alain Gerard Aclan

Gian Paolo Brilata

Nelson Mora Jr.

Student Organizations[edit]

There are 48 college recognized organizations, which includes academic program-specific organiations (e.g. JPIA, JPMAP, Politikons, Psych Circle, EcoSoc, InterSoc, Biosoc, and Ideopraxist) geological-based organizations (e.g. OrSiCUP, KAISSA, HINGYAP, etc.), socio-civic (UP Runggiyan, Halciyon, etc.), interests (Animo, Amplify UP, etc.), fraternities and sororities, (TGP, TOM, APO), political parties (PULSO Han Mag-aaram, KALAYAAN Lihok Mag-aaram, etc.), and others. Student organizations are formed by students with common interests and has its own constitutions, rules and activities. Student organizations will only be considered by the college of it complies with and abides by the rules set by the university and by the college.