University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) An institution of higher learning focusing on liberal education and professional specialization Fri, 27 May 2016 08:08:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 UA&P part of CHED faculty and staff development program Fri, 27 May 2016 08:08:07 +0000 2013_09_30_16_53_42UA&P has recently been recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as one of the Delivering Higher Education Institutions (DHEIs) under the Commission’s Faculty and Staff Development Program in the K to 12 Transition Period. Under the program, UA&P will provide graduate education for faculty and staff of higher education institutions (HEIs) through the University’s Applied Business Economics Program (ABEP) and Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP).

The Faculty and Staff Development Program in the K to 12 Transition Period is part of CHED’s efforts  in strengthening higher education  to equip 70 percent of HEI faculty with graduate degrees by 2021 .  The graduate education to be provided by DHEIs will aid educators in building competence, national and cultural rootedness, and in enhancing consciousness and ethical moorings. Authorized DHEIs will accept HEI faculty and staff funded by CHED, and may also admit non-CHED-funded faculty applicants into their graduate programs.

According to the Commission, one of the major limitations for many faculty members in pursuing graduate studies is the lack of available quality graduate education programs across disciplines and regions in the country, which consequently limits efforts to upgrade qualifications of HEI faculty.

UA&P is  offering HEI faculty and staff graduate education programs under its School of Economics. ABEP is designed for those who assist top executives in corporate planning and research and for line people who wish to build strong theoretical foundations in planning. Using UA&P’s wealth of local and international research data, it allows graduates to relate current economic conditions and issues to business operations.

SBEP is designed typically for top management executives who handle strategic and long-term policy issues that confront their organizations. It will enable them to identify the fundamental trends and changes taking place in the national and international economies, and understand how these influence the performance and prospects of regions, sectors, industries, and their specific business firms.

Learn more about ABEP and SBEP is here and here.

Enrollment Schedule for Summer 2 SY 2015-2016 Tue, 24 May 2016 08:08:11 +0000 The enrollment schedule for Summer 2 School Year 2015-2016 may now be viewed/downloaded below.

For inquiries, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 637-0912 locals 226, 322 or 406.

International speaker to conduct talk on relationships Fri, 13 May 2016 07:50:57 +0000 Katrina-ZenoCATALYST of UA&P, in partnership with CEP Philippines, invites individuals from all walks of life to the conference entitled “Relationship Status: It’s Complicated” featuring international speaker Katrina Zeno. The event will be held at the Li Seng Giap Auditorium of the University of Asia and the Pacific on May 16, 2016 (Monday) at 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Working together, CATALYST of UA&P and CEP Philippines has invited Zeno to conduct a talk on the topic “Dating, Romance and God: Pickle Juice or Champagne?” Aside from being a renowned expert on teenage dating, young romance and pure love, Zeno is also a distinguished speaker on St. John Paul II’s legacy to the world, The Theology of the Body. She has given talks and has provided a clearer understanding to a variety of individuals all over the globe for 18 years. She has also co-hosted a series of 13-parts on EWTN centering on The Theology of the Body, and has authored over 50 articles and three books such as The Body Reveals God and Discovering the Feminine Genius.

The conference aims to address the modern generation’s views on romantic relationships which are constantly plagued by entanglements and complications through Zeno’s insights and knowledge on the essence of pure love and the precious virtue of chastity. It serves as a follow-up to the organization’s highly successful Real Love Revolution which touched the lives of over 6,000 individuals last November 7, 2015. Through this conference, the two organizations hope to uphold the fight for chastity and real love.

For ticket reservations and purchases, please contact Emma Tamayo at 0915 267 8526 or contact us through our Facebook page (



CDE Center open for enrollment Wed, 04 May 2016 02:41:34 +0000 School Year 2016-2017 Infographic

The CDE Center is now accepting toddlers (2 years old), nursery (3-4 years old), pre-kinder (4-5 years old), and kindergarten (5-6 years old) enrollees for SY 2016-2017. The enrollment form and other important details may be viewed/downloaded here.

Classes begin on June 22 (Wednesday).

For inquiries, please contact Lexie Estacio at 634-2828 or email

A Strategic Foreign Policy Recommendation to the Next President Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:34:28 +0000 foreign policy FB

The Philippine Council for Foreign Relations, Inc. (PCFR), in partnership with the UA&P School of Law and Governance (SLG) and the Philippine Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. (PAFI), will hold “A Strategic Foreign Policy Recommendation to the Next President” at the PLDT Hall on May 3 (Tuesday) at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The speakers will be:

Hon. Enrique Manalo
Undersecretary for Policy, DFA

Gen. Edilberto Adan
President, Association of Generals and Flag Officers

Amb. Jose Romero, Jr.
President, PCFR

Amb. Lauro Baja
President, PAFI

Dr. Alan Ortiz
President, San Miguel Global Power

The program may be viewed/downloaded here.

For inquiries, please contact Marielle Abella of the Public and International Affairs Office at 637-0912 local 206 or email

Announcement from the Management Committee Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:35:58 +0000 Thanks to the efforts of our Office of Alumni Affairs, it has come to our attention that a Facebook page named “Graduation T-Shirts, Mug, Phone Case” has been advertising the sale of a hoodie that bears the name of UA&P. We wish to clarify that this merchandise was not officially sanctioned by the University, nor was it cleared by any of its offices.

We also endeavour each and every one to check the veracity of websites before making a transaction. In this particular case, it is worth noting that the manufacturing company, TeeChip, has received numerous negative reviews from customers due to non-compliance of agreements.

Please spread the word and report the post and the page The more reports, the more Facebook will be compelled to take it down.

Lean Six Sigma – White Belt training Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:07:47 +0000 CgjwR5yUYAAG546The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) will be offering Lean Six Sigma – White Belt training on the following dates and venues:

Batch 1
May 2 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 1

Batch 2
May 3 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 1

Batch 3
May 4 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 2

Batch 4
May 5 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Case Room 2

Lean Six Sigma is a quality management methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste. It is a combination of two distinct frameworks (Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma) with the purpose of identifying and eliminating eight kinds of waste (Time, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over-production, Over-processing, Defects, and Skills). The White Belt Training is an overview of Lean Six Sigma is and the benefits to be reaped by a company that is using it.

The regular fee is Php3000 and the early bird fee is Php2000 (before April 25).

For inquiries, please call Shirley Tolentino at local 336.

UA&P now offers BS in Accountancy Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:45:37 +0000 BSA1

Starting school year 2016-2017, UA&P will be offering Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA), a five-year course that will prepare students to be accounting professionals imbued with ethical and moral values, a global perspective, and corporate social responsibility.

They will be trained to work for the global market economies with a broad outlook to understand the intricacies of business. The program will also take advantage of UA&P’s strength in research to enhance their skills in quantitative and decision analysis as they become auditors, consultants, managers, or partners in corporations or accounting firms.

Entrance exams for UA&P freshmen will be on May 15. A special exam exclusively for the BSA Program will be held on May 29.

For more information, please contact the UA&P School of Management at telephone numbers 637-0912 to 26 locals 243 and 380 or email

EM students awarded The Next GKonomist 2016 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:04:15 +0000 Entrepreneurial Management students Katrina Abracosa, Caryl Joanne Nonato, Joy Raah Serrano and Juan Paolo Treñas were one of the eleven teams that joined the Be The Next GKonomist (BNG) 2016 Entrepreneurship Camp last April 1 to 3, 2016 at GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan.

Team Mapagon during the awarding ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Entrepreneurial Management Program.

Team Mapagon during the awarding ceremony, (l-r): Jose Juan Paolo Treñas, Katrina Abracosa, Caryl Joanne Nonato, and Joy Raah Serrano. Photo courtesy of the Entrepreneurial Management Program.

With the team name “Mapagon”, the group was presented The Next GKonomist 2016 award under the “Haiyan Affected Community” category by creating a panel board made out of rice hulls. They were aided by Ms. Dona Simporios of Pasig Science High School who served as their consultant, and Engineers Evan Ramos and Albert Pareja from the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the University of the Philippines – Los Baños who helped produce the prototype.

GKonomics brings together social entrepreneurs, skilled volunteers, corporations, and the academe to work with underprivileged communities to create sustainable livelihood and build global Filipino brands that do not leave the poor behind. –

Visit the GKonomics website to know more.

UA&P releases new book on Sustainability Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:25:52 +0000 Mr. Colin Legarde Hubo of the UA&P Center for Social Responsibility

Mr. Colin Legarde Hubo of the UA&P Center for Social Responsibility

The UA&P Center for Social Responsibility (CSR) recently released its first book on sustainability, entitled Sustainability+: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Going Beyond Sustainable Development.

Departing from the popular notion that sustainability is solely about the environment and economic growth, the book focuses on changing our approach to current development efforts by providing fresh perspectives and solutions to some of the common concerns that revolve around sustainable development.

Sustainability+: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Going Beyond Sustainable Development

Sustainability+: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Going Beyond Sustainable Development

Among its writers are Colin Legarde Hubo, elected member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder in Amsterdan; Dr. Jose Maria G. Mariano, immediate past president of UA&P; and Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog, present UA&P president.


L-R: Authors Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog, Dr. Jose Maria Mariano, Mr. Dionisio Papelleras Jr., Dr. Nanette Garcia-Dungo, and Mr. Carl Francis Moog

Since 2007, the Center for Social Responsibility has been playing an active role in shaping the global sustainability agenda, and has been the partner of choice of companies in exploring innovative solutions for sustainability challenges. Its clients and network are some of the biggest companies operating in the Asia and Pacific region.

For book orders, call Allan Jesalva at telephone number (02) 637-0912 to 26 local 302 or email him at