City University of Pasay

City University of Pasay
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay
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Latin: Urbis Universitas Pasay
MottoAim High, CUPians
TypePublic Co-educational Research higher education institution
EstablishedMay 26, 1994 (1994-05-26)
Academic affiliations
PresidentIris Lenore J. Ostrea
Students12,134 (as of 2011)[1]
Pasadeña St., F.B. Harrison
Pasay City, Pasay City,
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Alma Mater songCUP Hymn (Himno ng CUP)
ColorsGreen      and      White
Sporting affiliations
MascotCUP Green Eagles

City University of Pasay (Filipino: Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay), commonly abbreviated as CUPasay, is a city-controlled, public university in Pasadeña St., F.B. Harrison, Pasay City. Its major purpose is to provide education to the less-privileged yet deserving students of the City and to some others that meet admission requirements set forth by the Board of Regents.


The City University of Pasay was founded on May 26, 1994 by the virtue of city ordinance.[2] The constitution was conceptualized by Hon. Pablo N. Cuneta with the city councilors and other local officials.

The school started with 384 students and 11 faculty members, holding evening classes at the Pasay City West High School. Dr. Felimon Salas and his staff at the guidance research center composed the working group for the university. Dr. Amor Peñalosa and Dr. Estela Portugal paved the way toward the recognition of the university as an institution of higher learning leading to the approval of programs by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The Division of City Schools, Pasay City played a significant role in the development of the university: not only the consultative service but also personnel services including the use of school facilities.


Today, the university offers degree programs in the areas of teacher education, law, business administration, nursing, health education, hotel and restaurant management, and computer education. The School of Law is led by young and dynamic law professors with strong dedication and commitment to produce new lawyers for the country. The School of Graduate Studies offers graduate degree programs in education management and public governance.

The college serves as the research center maximizing the use of the faculty resources, data banking and research forum. All 21 faculty member are doctoral degree holders in education management and public governance. CUPasay looks forward to achieving the objectives of the city and tertiary education as well as by focusing of the area of accreditation. It is expected that this will bring about quality assurance and organizing stability.

Governance and administrative structure[edit]

The University President exercises the overall leadership in ensuring that the University's efforts are directed towards the attainment of the institutional vision, mission, goals and objectives of CUP. The President works in partnership with the four sectoral vice presidents, namely: Executive Vice Presidents, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Administration and Vice President for Legal Affairs. Each of the vice presidents is assisted by directors and other officials for the effective implementation of their functions.

College and College Deans[edit]

College name Current Dean Courses
College of Arts & Sciences Prof. Marcos B. Geronga
  • Bachelor in Public Governance (BPG)
  • Hotel & Restaurant Services
College of Education Dr. Ana Maria V. Barbieto
  • Bachelor in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor in Secondary Education
College of Office Administration and Computer Technology Dr. Maribel Gabuat
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration
  • Associate in Computer Technology
College of Business Administration Dr. Romulo Navarra
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • major in Marketing Management
  • Operation Management
College of Law Atty. Severo Madrona Jr.
  • Bachelor of Laws
College of Nursing and Midwifery Prof. Iris Castillon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate in Midwifery


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