Western Philippines University

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Western Philippines University
Western Philippines University.png
Established1910
PresidentDr. Elsa P. Manarpaac
Location, ,
Philippines

9°26′25″N 118°33′30″E / 9.44028°N 118.55833°E / 9.44028; 118.55833Coordinates: 9°26′25″N 118°33′30″E / 9.44028°N 118.55833°E / 9.44028; 118.55833
AffiliationsPuerto Princesa - Palawan Association of Higher Education Institutions (PPPAHEI)

Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)

Southern Tagalog Islands Research and Development Consortium (STIRDC)

Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU)
Websitewww.wpu.edu.ph

The Western Philippines University is a state higher education institution located in Aborlan, Palawan. The University began as the Aborlan Farm Settlement School for the Tagbanuas (an indigenous cultural community of Palawan) in 1910. It became the Aborlan Agricultural High School in 1928 and then Palawan Regional Agricultural School in 1960. It was renamed Palawan National School in 1962 and became the Palawan National Agricultural College in 1963. Its name was again changed to State Polytechnic College of Palawan in 1995 by virtue of RA 8012, and in 2004, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed RA 9260 converting it to Western Philippines University.

Curricular Offerings[edit]

Graduate School[edit]

  • PhD in Rural Development
  • PhD in Fisheries
  • MS in Marine Biology
  • MS in Fisheries
  • MS in Rural Development
  • MS in Extension Systems Management
  • MS in Agronomy
  • MS in Horticulture
  • MS in Agricultural Education
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Master in Educational Management
  • Certificate in Extension Systems Management

Baccalaureate Courses[edit]

  • BS in Agricultural Engineering
  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • BS in Aquatic Biology
  • BS in Agriculture
  • BS in Agricultural Business
  • BS in Business Administration (Major in Management)
  • BS in Criminology
  • BS in Entrepreneurship
  • BS in Environmental Management
  • BS in Fisheries
  • BS in Forestry
  • BS in Home Economics
  • BS in Hospitality Management
  • BS in Public Administration
  • BS in Rural Development Management
  • BS in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Education

Pre-Baccalaureate Courses[edit]

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Electronic Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Agricultural Technology
  • Diploma in Food Technology
  • Diploma in Fishery Technology
  • Certificate in Forest Ranger
  • Automotive/Diesel Mechanic Course
  • Certificate in Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Swine Production and Management
  • Certificate in Poultry Production and Management

Basic Education Laboratory Schools[edit]

  • Agricultural Science High School (Senior High School & Junior High School)
  • Laboratory Elementary School (Grades I to VI)

Branches and Campuses[edit]

University Officials[edit]

ELSA P. MANARPAAC, SUC President III

JULIE HOPE TIMOTEA P. EVINA, Vice President for Academic Affairs

NILO V. BANLAWE, Vice President for Administration and Finance

BENJAMIN J. GONZALES, Vice President for Research, Development, & Extension

RALPH E. PALAO, BOR & University Secretary

NOEL L. GAURAN, Planning Director

ANNABELLE L. RAJ, Head, Internal Control Office

MARIA DULCE AMOR P. BUNQUIN, Information Officer

ROSARIO J. BUNDAL, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

LITA B. SOPSOP, Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Environmental Sciences

EDISON C. GABILEO, Dean, College of Business and Management

DAVID R. PEREZ, Dean, College of Education

MIRRIAM P. BANLAWE, Dean, College of Engineering and Technology

JHONAMIE M. OMAR, Dean, College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

MAPHILINDO D. LAO, Dean, College of Criminal Justice Education

OSCAR G. NALZARO, Campus Administrator, WPU-PPC Campus

MARITES E. LOMOCSO, University Librarian

OFELIA A. CERA, University Registrar

RUTH J. KUTAT, Director, Office of Student Affairs & Services

SUSAN M. GAURAN, Director, Quality Assurance

SOTICO C. SANTILLAN, Director, External Campuses

MARCELITO GLENN S. LLAVAN, Director, NSTP

EMILIANO S. GARGANZA JR., Director, Sports and Development

MARY GRACE A. JAGMIS, Director, Culture and the Arts

ISAGANI G. SARSAGAT, Chief Administrative Officer

MELNOR S. PASCUAL, Director, Income Generating Projects & Auxiliary

ELMAR CAESAR Y. EVINA, M.D., Director, Health Services

ROMEO R. LEROM, Director, Research & Development

EULENIA C. PIZAÑA, Director, Extension Services

ALLAINE T. BAACO, Director, Intellectual Property Office