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About the Philippines:

The Philippines Filipino: Pilipinas or Filipinas , officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

The Philippines location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 343,448 square kilometers (132,606 sq mi) and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million.

As of January 2018, it was the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. Approximately 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world’s largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago’s

earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Islamic nations occurred. Then, various competing maritime states were established under the rule of Datus, Rajahs, Sultans or Lakans.

The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established. The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons.

As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution followed in quick succession, which then spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since then, the Philippines has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution.

It is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. It is one of the only two predominantly Christian nations in Southeast Asia, the other being East Timor.


The Philippines is an archipelago that consists of 7,107 islands with the total land area of 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi) 11 largest islands contain 94% of the total land area. The largest city of Philippines is Manila (the capital city) the archipelago is around 805 kilometers Asian mainland.


Dr/BGen Antonio L. Tamayo received his training and experience in university and hospital administration by working as an employee of his parents’ schools and hospitals, from 1968 to 1975, serving in various capacities, ranging from a supervisor, administrative, managerial to executive, he gained a wide-ranging experience in hospital and school administration. His social exposure to the mainly poor and underprivileged clientele of his parents’ business enterprise imbued him with his parents’ philosophy of service to the poor, particularly in education and healthcare. His father, Dr. Jose G. Tamayo, was then the Patriarch of the Tamayo Clan. He clothed Dr/BGen Antonio Tamayo with the future authority and responsibility to act as Patriarch of the Clan in the fullness of time, he being the eldest in a brood of twelve. Dr/General Tamayo’s experience in school and hospital administration and his deep immersion in the altruistic philosophy of his parents would serve him well when he and his wife, Dr.Daisy Moran Tamayo, decided to establish their own university and medical center.

Dr/BGen. Antonio L. Tamayo, Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Arts, Fellow of the Philippine College of Hospital Administrators, and a George Washington University alumnus in Hospital Administration, inspired by the insight, vision, encouragement, and with the conjugal consent of his wife, Dr Daisy Moran Tamayo, Doctor of Philosophy, Registered Nurse, and an honor alumna of New York University in Master of Arts in Nursing, with specialization in Clinical Nursing, decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps. They decided to put up their own university and medical center.

On February 5, 1975, just seven years after his parents opened the Perpetual Help College and Hospital in Manila, Dr/BGen Antonio Tamayo and Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo founded their own Perpetual Help College of Rizal (PHCR) along Alabang-Zapote Road, in Las Piñas City. The school was housed in a four-story building constructed in the record time of four months.

The initial academic offering of PHCR is Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon opening of the course,700 students immediately enrolled. This spectacular beginning for the infant school opened the way for its rapid expansion in terms of curricular programs, faculty, research, community service, infrastructure, and professional development, leading the founders to convert the college to a university with the official name, University of Perpetual Help, Rizal (UPHR). Today, the former UPHR is known by its amended official registered and business name as University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD).

Administration of UPSHD

In 1976, one year after the opening of the PHCR, they established the Perpetual Help Medical Center (PHMC) about 200 meters from the University. Through the years, the PHMC metamorphosed into the University of Perpetual Help Rizal Medical Center (UPHRMC). Today, it’s Complementing the leadership and management functions of Dr/BGen Antonio L. Tamayo and Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo are their two sons, Anthony Jose and Richard Antonio, both cum laude graduates of the University of the Philippines. Anthony Jose M. Tamayo assumed the presidency of the UPHSD campuses on January 2010. He is a cum laude graduate of Accountancy in the University of the Philippines-Diliman, a Certified Public Accountant, MBA degree holder from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and MA in Education degree holder from Harvard University.

Likewise, Richard Antonio M. Tamayo was appointed as President of the University of Perpetual DALTA Medical Center. He is also the president of other DALTA companies including Dalta Builders, Inc., Health Care and Development Inc., Dalta Jonelta Foundation Inc, and A8 Travel and Tours. He is the Executive Vice President for Administration for DALTA Group of Companies Central Office and Executive Director of DALTA Group of Companies, Zero Waste Management Committee.

Governance of the UPHS

Richard Tamayo was a cum laude graduate of Business Economics in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is also a graduate of Squadron Officers’ Course (SOC) of Air Force Officers’ School-Philippine Air Force, and a Master in Business Administration-Health at the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is currently enrolled in the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) of Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The University of Perpetual Help System.

On April 20, 1997, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in its En Banc Resolution No. R 95-97, Series of l997, granted university status to the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) at Las Piñas, and the University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta (UPHSJ) at Biñan, as a single unit under the name “UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM”, with all the privileges, entitlements, and responsibilities appurtenant thereto, effective Collegiate Year (CY) 1997-1998.

The UPHSD is governed by a single Governing Board of Directors composed of 15 directors, of which 5 directors represent the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 5 for the University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta, and 5 for the UPH-Dr Jose G. Tamayo Medical University Foundation, with a single Chairman of the Board and CEO in the person of DR/B.GEN. ANTONIOL TAMAYO. The Board of Directors governs the UPHSD through a Central Office headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The CEO created the Executive Board which directly formulates, implements, and supervises all policies, guidelines, programs and projects relative to the philosophy, vision, mission, accreditation, standardization of curricular content and instruction, quality assurance, professional development, faculty research, and community service,among others, of the UPH Las Pinas and UPH Binan.

Why choose the UPSHD

University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) has been providing quality education for 45 years. We nurture students to become accomplished professionals who get employed not only in the Philippines but also abroad. We focus on the total development of our students, beginning with character building to mastery of skills, thus enable our graduates to get ahead in their careers.

We ensure high-quality education to make students more competent. Our experience in the past forty-five years has allowed us to develop a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to understand and master the subject matter fully, enriching their learning experience.

We own and maintain a tertiary teaching and training hospital where students learn and acquire skills required by their healthcare professions.

Competent & caring faculty and administration

Our students are surrounded in an environment that encourages proficiency in their chosen field, whether it is in the Medical Field, Hospitality Industry, Law, Aviation, Education or Criminology. This immersion in a workplace environment creates graduates that are mentally and emotionally ready to face the challenging demands of the real world. As a result, the school boasts of board top notchers and graduates that excel in their chosen careers. Every year, a UPH graduate emerges at the top ten of certified board exams.We work hand in hand with our students to ensure that they learn for understanding, from the classroom to the review session, and this is clearly reflected after they graduate. Bobby R. PunzalanII placed 9th with a score of 91.80% in the January 2013 Marine Deck Officer Licensure Examination.

Our institutional passing rates are consistently higher than the national passing rates. The College of Dentistry continuously obtains a 100% passing rate in the dentistry board exam since 2007. The College of Pharmacy garnered an 84.21% institutional passing rate versus the national passing rate of 54.28%, making it one of the Top 12 Best Performing Colleges of Pharmacy nationwide in the January 2013 licensure examination. In the latest Marine Deck Officer Licensure Examination, the College of Maritime posted an 80% institutional passing rate against the national passing rate of 55.09%.

From Justices to former Coast Guard Commandant, our faculty is a diverse group of educators, professors, industry professionals, and prominent personalities in the country.They are not just teachers but they are also friends, consultants, advisors, and mentors who nurture students to develop their full potential.

Theoretical knowledge and applied training are delicately balanced thus providing a holistic approach to learning.

Modern Equipment & Facilities

The university continually updates its modern facilities and equipment to prepare students with the required skills for evolving industry needs. Maritime students train using a full-mission bridge simulator. The impressive CIHM building and its facilities are designed specifically to simulate realistic HRM and Tourism settings.

Tuition Assistance programme

EASY PAYMENT SCHEMES: To make quality education available to all, we keep our tuition fees truly affordable with our easy payment schemes.

SCHOLARSHIP: We fulfill the dreams of deserving but underprivileged students. They are entitled to outstanding Perpetual education with scholarships for high school graduates with honors, athletes, officers, and members of A certain co-curricular organization and deserving children of selected families from chosen communities building and its facilities are

Local and International Affiliations

USA OJT Practicum Abroad College IHM Tourism: The University has established local and international linkages with prestigious institutions to further enhance the skills, competencies, and professional network of our globally competitive students to help them jump-start their careers here and abroad.

Perpetual News: CIHM students return from USA OJT, USA Practicumers’ Courtesy Call.

Vibrant social community

The campus allows for an individual to fully develop his potential. There are several school organizations created that address a varied range of interests.

This provides balance in a student’s life that makes their campus life more interesting. Our involvement in sports such as the NCAA provides the student a sense of pride and identity in the athletic community.


The fourth-year medical course generally progresses from the study of the normal to the abnormal human being. Most of the subjects are yearly courses which are taken up for two semesters. The first year covers the normal Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Preventive Medicine & Community Health, Psychiatry and Medical Practice I.

Class lectures are delivered mostly through computers using LCD projectors complemented by slide/ film showing, laboratory work, and group discussions. Pedagogy and Bioethics are incorporated in Principles of Medical Practice I. An introduction to medical Informatics is incorporated in Preventive Medicine and Community Health before the biostatistics session. Problem-based learning is gradually introduced in certain topics in Biochemistry and Physiology.

The Second year deals with Pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Psychiatry II and Medical Economics plus introductory courses in clinical subjects. In small groups, students begin to meet patients in an actual hospital setting where they are introduced to history taking and physical examination.

The Third year involves didactic lectures on common diseases encountered in clinical practice as well as interesting or rare conditions. Pathophysiology is reviewed while clinical features, diagnostic approaches, and principles of management are emphasized. Preventive Medicine and Community Health IV 4 weeks, Psychiatry 2 weeks, Ophthalmology 2 weeks, Otorhinolaryngology 2 weeks, Radiology 2 weeks.

The curriculum leading to the degree of doctor of medicine

The Fourth year or clinical clerkship is mainly spent in actual patient care with the JONELTA section of the University of Perpetual DALTA Medical Center serving as the clinical laboratory. Hospital rounds and group discussions give the student a good perspective on bedside.

First Year: Gross Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroanatomy, Histology, Preventive Medicine & Community Health-I, Psychiatry-I, Principle of Medical Practice I.

Second Year: General Pathology, Medicine I, Microbiology, Pharmacology I, Clinical Pathology, Parasitology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health II, Surgery I, The principle of Medical Practice II, Obstetrics I, Pediatrics I, Psychiatry II, Summer Seminar I.

Third Year: Medicine II, Surgery II, Pediatrics II, Obstetrics II, Pharmacology II, Preventive Medicine and Community Health III, Clinico-Pathologic Conference/Special Topics in Pathology, Gynecology, Radiology, Psychiatry III, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Legal Medicine/ Medical Jurisprudence.

Fourth Year: Medicine 10 weeks, Pediatrics 8 weeks, Surgery 8 weeks, Obstetrics & Gynecology 8 weeks, Preventive Medicine and Community Health IV 4 weeks, Psychiatry 2 weeks, Opthalmology 2 weeks, Otorhinolaryngology 2 weeks, Radiology 2 weeks, Anesthesiology 2 weeks.