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𝗣𝗖𝗨𝗗 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝟮𝟬 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁

𝐀 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬; The Philippine Christian University has demonstrated comprehensive education with a dash of Christian principles for over the years. Numerous successful alumni of the university have contributed to society and raised the university’s profile.

Many people have seen the university grow and develop into what it is today. The university has a built-in infrastructure, welcomes hundreds of educators and staff, and is continually being developed to suit the needs of its stakeholders in alignment with its course offerings. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “𝐴𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡.”

As we celebrate the 76th founding anniversary of Philippine Christian University, take a glance at our campus 20 years apart.

Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao earns master’s degree from PCU

Former Senator Manny Pacquiao earned his master’s degree in Management majoring in Public Administration from the Philippine Christian University and attended the University’s 79th Commencement Exercises last August 27, 2022, at PICC Pasay City, Manila.

His wife, Jinkee Pacquiao assisted him on the stage as he received his diploma. Manny is known to finish his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Makati last 2019. “PCU has fully adapted virtual learning through online classes. It opens so many doors for us to continue our studies and pushes us to continue our thirst, my thirst for education” Pacquiao said in his commencement speech. “It is never too late to dream bigger dreams.” Manny also wrote on his Twitter account. With eight World Boxing Titles and two academic degrees, the boxing champ sure made his mark to surpass the norm and made sure that he was still able to pursue his dream.

PCU board of trustees

‘GOD LOVES PCU!’

With gladness in their hearts apparent in their smiling faces, the members of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) pose for posterity following a historic meeting. Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan (fourth from left, front row) was reelected president of the University, along with Dr. Kathleen Guimbatan as vice president for academic affairs and Mr. Raul R. Cacho as university treasurer. Also re-elected were: Atty. Perfecto Yasay, chairman (third from left, from row); Judge Edwin G. Larida Jr., vice chairman (extreme left, front row); and Mr. Reiner R. Puno, corporate treasurer. The Rev. Rannieh B. Mercado replaced Dr. Ruth G. de Lara as board secretary (left, third row).

The PCU Board of Trustees met last Saturday, June 8, 2019. “God loves PCU!” Dr. Gauuan remarked when asked about his reelection. “I thanked the Board members both from the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) for their solid support.”

Also in the picture were: (from left) Judge Larida of UMC, Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan also of UMC; Chairman Yasay of UCCP; PCU President Dr. Gauuan; Bishop Emergencio Padillo of UCCP; and Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco of UMC; (from left, second row) Atty. Nimia Peralta and newly elected BOT member Dr. Rebecca Kathleen Vidal, both of UMC; (from left, third row) the Rev. Rannieh B. Mercado of UCCP; Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza of UCCP; Engr. Robert C. Regala of UMC; Bishop Melzar D. Labuntog of UCCP; and Mr. Reiner Reyes Puno of UMC. Members of the PCU Board who were not in the photo are Mr. Lauro C. Millan and Bishop Jessie S. Suarez, both of UCCP. Dr. Gauuan thanked the members of the Board “for their wisdom in knowing the truth about his leadership.”

He admitted that there were attempts “from some sectors” to spread misleading information that he was dividing the University instead of uniting. “Thank God, the Board members were discerning enough to know that my efforts were quite the contrary.” With the unquestionable mandate from the Board, Dr. Gauuan is poised to face and solve the challenges PCU is facing. He said among his first moves is to identify, train, and give responsibilities to potential leaders who will guide PCU to excellence in the 21st century.

PCU Dasma This Band

This Band’ rocks PCU-D concert

Last March 21, a band called “This Band” joined other musical groups in a concert to entertain the Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas Campus (PCU-D) community.

The campus environmental concert was dubbed, “Engkwentro 2019” and held at PCU’s Elementary School Department (ESD) grounds. “This Band”–composed of Melvin Carson, Miccael Galvan, Reymart Gubat, Luwie Loira, John Macaranas and Andrea Manzano–has ended its fans’ long wait when it finally performed at the “home of the Dolphins.”

The band members did not disappoint. Their all-out performance showed so much energy and their heart-wrenching music touched the audience’s heart. They started off with their pop rock song “Tampisaw”, followed by their newly released singles “Ligaya?” and “‘Di Na Babalik.” They also covered a December Avenue song, “Sa Ngalan Ng Pag Ibig.” Next was, “Hindi Na Nga.” For their last performance, they sang their top hit single entitled, “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” which captured the concert-goers’ attention because of its entrancing melody.

The six-member OPM indie band shared their music with at least 1,800 attendees of the said event.