Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Mulanay: Countryside Development through Relevant Quality Education

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Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Mulanay: Countryside Development through Relevant Quality Education


Sitting atop an idyllic hill in Quezon Province, the POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MULANAY BRANCH was established through Republic Act 7654, otherwise known as the General Appropriations Act of 1991.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

itting atop an idyllic hill in Quezon Province, the POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MULANAY BRANCH was established through Republic Act 7654, otherwise known as the General Appropriations Act of 1991.

The campus ground is three hectares in size and is advantageously located a kilometer and a half from the town proper. This land was a bequest from businessman-philanthropist Frank Bocobo who believed in education as an immense equalizer of people and development tool of society.

The setting up of this campus was not without childbirth pains, for it had its fair share of setbacks. Financial resources for the development of the land and build school buildings had to be tapped; human resources had to be identified and hired; and information about the new school had to be disseminated.

Hence, it was not until the academic year of 1993 that the Mulanay Branch officially opened its corridors to the students of this seaside, agricultural town.

PUP Mulanay branch has committed to constantly upgrade the moral values of its academic, as well as non-academic personnel and pursue the role of providing a values-oriented quality education to its students.

To realize its vision and mission, the branch has concentrated its efforts towards the enhancement of its general administration and support services. Faculty and staff development was the focal point of Mulanays earlier stages of growth.

Thus, faculty members enrolled in graduate programs and actively participated in trainings and workshops such as "Paralegal Training: Empowering Women Educators in the Union and the Work Place", "Campus Advisers and Student Leaders: Partners of the Family in Creating a Culture of Peace".

To make certain of a holistic education, students of Mulanay actively engaged in community projects (i.e., Operation Linis, tree planting, medical mission and livelihood seminars). …

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