Western Philippines University

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Western Philippines University
Western Philippines University.png
Established 1910
President Dr. Elsa Palao-Manarpaac
Location Aborlan, Palawan, 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
Affiliations (PPPAHEI) Puerto Princesa - Palawan Association of Higher Education Institutions
Website www.wpu.edu.ph

The Western Philippines University is a state higher education institution located at 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 the 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
  • MS in Marine Biology
  • 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 (Ladderized)
  • BS in Electrical Engineering (Ladderized)
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering (Ladderized)
  • 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 Commerce major in Entrepreneurship)
  • BS in Environmental Management
  • BS in Fisheries
  • BS in Forestry
  • BS in Home Economics
  • BS in Hospitality Management (new name for BSHRM)
  • BS in Public Administration
  • BS in Rural Development Management
  • BS in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (Ladderized)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • 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
  • Machine Shop Technician Course
  • Certificate in Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Swine Production and Management
  • Certificate in Poultry Production and Management
  • Seafarer’s Certificate
  • Computer Literacy Training Program

Laboratory High School

  • Agricultural Science High School

Laboratory Elementary School

  • Grades I to VI


  • Kinder I and II

Branches and Campuses[edit]

Key Officials[edit]

Dr. Elsa P. Manarpaac (University President)

Dr. Julie Hope Timotea P. Evina (Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Dr. Benjamin J. Gonzales (Vice President for Research and Extension)

Dr. Oscar G. Nalzaro (Campus Administrator, WPU PPC Campus)

Dr. Marcelino Jojo Tabago (Dean, Graduate School)

Dr. Lita B. Sopsop (Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences)

Dr. Rosalie S. Nostratis (Dean, College of Business Economics and Management)

Dr. Cecilia S. Santiago (Dean, College of Teacher Education)

Engr. Mirriam P. Banlawe (Dean, College of Engineering Architecture and Technology)

Dr. Merlyn B. Rabaya (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)

Prof. Efipanio C. Untalan (Dean, College of Community Development)

Dr. Lota A. Creencia (Dean, College of Fisheries and Maritime Technology)

Dr. David R. Perez (Dean, College of Arts Sciences Technology)

Prof. Bienvenido E. Desamito (Dean, External Campuses)

Mr. Isagani G. Sarsagat (Chief Administrative Officer)

Dr. Virginita O. Dela Cruz (Dean, Office of Student Services)