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The University of Antique [1] (UA), formerly known as Polytechnic State College of Antique,[2] is a state university in the Philippines. It is mandated to provide higher technological, professional and vocational instruction and training in science, agricultural and industrial fields, as well as short-term technical or vocational courses. It is also mandated to promote research, advanced studies and progressive leadership in its areas of specialization.[3] Its main campus is in Sibalom, Antique.

University of Antique
Pamantasan ng Antique
Universidad ng Antique
University of Antique.svg
Former names
Antique School of Arts and Trades (1954-1982)
Polytechnic State College of Antique (1982-2009)
TypeState University
Academic affiliations
ChairmanComm.J.Prospero E.DeVera III
PresidentDr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr. Ph.D
Mayor Santiago A. Lotilla St.
Sibalom 5713
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CampusMain Campus:
Sibalom, Antique
Satellite campuses:
Hamtic, Antique
Tibiao, Antique
Caluya, Antique
Libertad, Antique
Alma Mater songUniversity of Antique Hymn

UA was originally the Antique School of Arts & Trades (ASAT)[4] which was established by virtue of Republic Act 857 sponsored by the late Congressman Tobias A. Fornier in 1954 with Mr. Fermin Taruc as its first Superintendent. Mr. Taruc was sent to Sibalom, Antique by the Bureau of Vocational Education to set up and construct the first buildings of ASAT.


  1. ^ Republic Act No. 9746
  2. ^ Philippine Batas Pambansa Blg. 281 Section 2
  3. ^ Philippine Batas Pambansa Blg. 281 Section 2
  4. ^ Republic Act No. 857

Coordinates: 10°47′29″N 122°00′35″E / 10.79139°N 122.00972°E / 10.79139; 122.00972