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Country : PHILIPPINES Address : Anonas Street, Sta. Mesa
, Manila, Taguig, Mulanay, Mariveles, Santa Rosa, Quezon City, Lopez, Maragondon, Pulilan, Ragay, Unisan, Rizal, San Pedro, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas
, National Capital Region
Phone : +63 (2) 716 2644 Fax : +63 (2) 716 1143 Zip Code : 1600
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Filipino: Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) commonly known as PUP is a state university in the Philippines. It was founded in October 1904 as the Manila Business School, offering commerce-related courses. The university offers tertiary courses of accountancy, engineering, political science, social science, business, arts, agriculture and associate programs.
The main campus is located at Sta. Mesa, Manila along the Pasig River. The PUP Manila consists of three sub-campuses named Mabini, NDC and M.H. del Pilar. The house where Mabini died is now located in the campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. The simple nipa retains the original furniture, and some of the books he wrote, and also contains souvenir items, while hosting the municipal library and reading facilities, hence, the main campus is named after Mabini.  Some campuses are located on the other side of the metropolis and the rest are located across the country.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines System has the most students and has the lowest tuition fees among other universities or colleges in the country.
In October 2004, PUP celebrated its 100th year anniversary. The theme of the centennial celebration was "PUP: Kabalikat ng Pamahalaan sa Pag-angat ng Antas ng Kabuhayan ng Mamamayan." As part of the celebration, and to highlight the signing of the Declaration of Peace to be put before the United Nations, the PUP System attempted to break the record for the World's Largest Human Rainbow, held by 11,750 individuals assembled in Floriana, Malta. On September 18th, 2004, at the Luneta Grandstand, Manila, PUP succeeded in forming a human rainbow with approximately 30,000 faculty members, students, alumni and staff, breaking the record.
Main article: List of Polytechnic University of the Philippines people
Board of Regents
PUP policy is set by the Board of Regents. Daily transactions and decisions are performed by an appointed president who is assisted by five vice-presidents for academic affairs, student services, administration, research and development, and finance. Dante G. Guevarra is the president of the university. As of 2008, there are 16 members comprising the regents of the PUP and there are seven university officials, namely:
Dante Guevarra, DPA
Victoria Naval, DEM
Executive Vice President
Samuel Salvador, EdD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Pastor Malaborbor, PhD
Vice President for Research and Development
Atty. Augustus Cezar
Vice President for Administration
Dr. Juan C. Birion
Vice President for Student Services
Marissa Legaspi, CPA
Vice President for Finance
Students Students come from the urban and rural areas of the Philippines, as well as from countries such as Korea, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana.
The PUP System is composed of 18 campuses, branches and extension campuses throughout the country, with the flagship campus at PUP Manila located in Santa Mesa, Manila.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Commonwealth
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Bataan
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Lopez
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Mulanay
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Unisan Extension
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Ragay Extension
Ragay, Camarines Sur
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santo Tomas Extension
PUP Santo Tomas
Santo Tomas, Batangas
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa City, Laguna
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, San Pedro
San Pedro, Laguna
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Maria
PUP SMB/PUP Esyomba
Santa Maria, Bulacan Province
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Maragondon
Maragondon, Cavite Province
Other extension campuses are situated in Bansud, Occidental Mindoro; Cabiao, Nueva Ecija; Pullilan, Bulacan; Rizal, Laguna; and San Juan City, Metro Manila.
PUP also has a laboratory high school situated in the main campus in Manila.
Organizations and publications
Main Articles:List of Polytechnic University of the Philippines organizations and List of Polytechnic University of the Philippines publications
The PUP has obtained recognition as a Center for Development in the field of Information Technology from the Commission on Higher Education.
Named as the Virtual Center for Technology Innovation by the Department of Science and Technology.
The university was deemed the First Cyber University IT Park in the Philippines by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority.
It was also recognized as a Center for the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program, which allows the PUP to confer degrees on many professionals who have yet to obtain their baccalaureate degrees after enrolling in a non-traditional structure course of learning.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo proclaimed PUP as Philippine National Comprehensive University in 2004, during the university's centennial.
The Ninoy Aquino Learning Resources Center, or the NALRC, PUP Manila's library, is the largest structural library in Southeast Asia.