University of Asia and the Pacific
The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) is a private university in the Philippines. It traces its beginnings to the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), which was established in August 15, 1967 as a private think-tank that conducted economic and social research and offered graduate courses in economics.
Pamantasan ng Asya at Pasipiko
|Latin: Universitas Asiae et Pacificarum|
|Center for Research and Communication (CRC)|
Motto in English
|Type||Private, Nonsectarian University|
|Established||August 15, 1967 (as CRC)
June 26, 1995 (as UA&P)
|Chancellor||Fernando Ocáriz Braña|
|President||Winston Conrad B. Padojinog, DBA|
|Location||Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|University Hymn||Star of the Orient|
|Colors||Red and Gold|
The University is made up of a college offering liberal arts courses as core curriculum, five schools of varied specializations and an institute focusing on political economy, development and international relations.
A Board of Trustees, chaired by Dr. Placido Mapa, takes care of the UA&P Foundation, Inc. Under it is the Management Committee, presided by University President Jose Maria Mariano, which is the University’s governing body. It was formed to steer the University in the path set out for it. It makes sure that all plans, activities and projects undertaken advance the mission, goals and values of the University. 
This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (June 2016)
- Founded as the Center for Research and Communication (CRC)., by two well-known economists: Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao (former Finance Secretary) and Dr. Bernardo Villegas,
- In a private meeting with Opus Dei founder, Msgr. Josemaría Escrivá in Mexico, Estanislao and Villegas tasked to expand CRC's academic horizons internationally.
- First graduate program offered, leading to a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics.
|Presidents of the
University of Asia and the Pacific
|Dr. Jesus Estanislao, 1995–1997|
|Dr. Mario Camacho, 1997–2000|
|Dr. Jose Maria Mariano, 2000–2015
Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog, 2015–present
- The Institute of Development Education (forerunner of the School of Education) established.
- The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) established, and first batch of college students admitted.
- The School of Economics, the School of Education, and the Center for Management established.
- Application for "University Status" submitted to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
- CRC CAS students lead in bidding for and hosting the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Conference—today Harvard University's largest annual student event outside the United States.
- University status granted. Estanislao installed as first University President.
- Regional Vicar of Opus Dei for Asia, Fr. Ramon Lopez conferred honor of Vice Grand Chancellor of the University.
1996 The School of Management was founded with Dr. Jose Rene C. Gayo as the Founding Dean.
- Mario D. Camacho installed as second University President.
- Visit by the University Grand Chancellor, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the Prelate of Opus Dei.
- Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Jose Maria Mariano installed as third University President.
- The Marketing Communication Effectiveness Awards (now the Tambuli Awards) launched.
- Visit by UA&P Grand Chancellor, Bishop Javier Echevarria.
- School of Sciences and Engineering established; BS Applied Mathematics program offered
- Tambuli Awards made an annual event, to further its advocacy of values in integrated marketing communications.
- School of Law and Governance established which replaced the Institute of Political Economy.
- UA&P, in pursuance to the K-12 program of DepEd, offers the 6-Year Integrated University Program, which consists of 2 years of General Education, 2.5 years of a Bachelor's degree program and 1.5 years of a Masters program.
- BS Accountancy program offered.
- UA&P celebrated its 50th Golden year anniversary
- Cayetano Paderanga, Jr. - Former Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority
- Dr. Delfin Go - Lead Economist, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
- Ralph Recto - President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines
- Dr. Thomas Aquino - Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines
- Vicente Yap - Governor, Tarlac Province
- Paolo S. Javier - Congressman, lone district of Antique Province
- Alex Gonzaga - Artist, television host, educator
The College of Arts and Sciences Student Executive Board is the executive office with the largest scope of functions and student body.
The two other student government branches in UA&P are dedicated in serving students in the Entrepreneurial Management and Information Technology programs.
As of 2012, the SEB has been called the USG (University Student Government).
Student life in UA&P revolves around academics and undergraduates' participation in various co-curricular activities. Kultura (Filipino term for "culture") is an arts center based in the University that organizes arts galleries and exhibitions, theater performances and concerts.It also moderates student-led arts organizations such as Dulaang ROC, Creative Writers' Guild, I-SA Dance Crew and the UA&P Chorale to name a few.
The Office of Student Affairs' civics desk holds the annual youth conference Civitas Asia and the BIGGKAS project which extends tutorial sessions to local public schools. The desk also supports student organizations with socio-civic aims and activities.
The University competes in the Men's National Collegiate Athletics Association (MNCAA) and the Women's National Collegiate Athletics Association (WNCAA). The University supports teams in basketball, futsal, volleyball, handball, tennis, badminton, swimming, arnis, taekwondo, aikido, karate, table tennis and athletics.
In December 2008, the men's futsal team won the championship cup in the MNCAA.
In February 2012, the UA&P Firestarters, the university's all-female cheerdance varsity, grabbed the WNCAA cheerdance competition gold.
- UAP.asia Official website of the University of Asia and the Pacific, Administration - Management Committee, http://uap.asia/#aboutus-32-7
- Tambuli Awards, http://www.tambuliawards.com/
- Universitas, an official publication of the University of Asia and the Pacific, November 2009 Edition, p.26, http://issuu.com/cco.uap/docs/universitasnov2009
- UA&P grabs WNCAA volleyball crown http://www.uap.edu.ph/news.aspx?pg=95
- WNCAA senior cage, volley finals on, http://www.wncaa.com.ph/40thseason/news_09182009.html