The University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) is a sports association home to eight universities in the Philippines: Adamson University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, National University, University of the East, University of the Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas. Established in 1938, it is one of the oldest athletic conferences in the country and has emerged to be the most popular inter-university sports association today. The eight member universities compete in three divisions (Seniors’, Juniors’, and Women’s) in fourteen sports.
Basketball, the most popular sport in the country stats off the UAAP Season. This competition has garnered an overwhelming number of fans rivalling the most established professional league in the nation, the Philippine Basketball Association. Furthermore, for the past six years, the sport of Volleyball has proven to be a developing spectator sport establishing its own fan base. Badminton, Baseball and Softball, Chess, Fencing, Football, Judo, Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Taekwondo, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball competitions continue to provide the UAAP athletes a venue to hone their athletic prowess. Furthermore, the league serves as a breeding ground for national athletes. The UAAP through the years has produced Olympians and medallists in competitions such as the South East Asian Games and the Asian Games.
Adamson University (AdU) is a private and Catholic university in Manila, Philippines, founded on June 20, 1932 by Greek immigrant George Lucas Adamson as the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry. On February 5, 1941, the school was granted university status by the Department of Education, and on December 4, 1964, the university was turned over to the Vincentian Fathers of the Congregation of the Mission (C.M.) and was incorporated into the Adamson-Ozanam Education Institutions, Inc. Adamson University is also a Member of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines(UAAP). Its patron saint is Saint Vincent de Paul.
Adamson University has programs in Graduate School, Law, the Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Architecture, Business Administration
Ateneo de Manila University — what shaped it and where it came from, where it is going and where it can take you — it is essential to understand its motto, Lux in Domino, or “Light in the Lord.”
From the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians (5:8), these words capture the spirit of a way of life which the Ateneo holds up to her sons and daughters as their best contribution to the work by which God transforms the world. To be “light in the Lord” in all fullness demands moving insistently and deliberately towards God as the center of a person’s life, identifying the issues that such a centering poses, and then moving out to the world to find ever new ways of constructing the edifice, cultivating the garden, painting the masterpiece, that God is unfolding in one’s life.
De La Salle College was founded in 1911 when the Brothers of the Christian Schools opened their first school in the Philippines on General Luna Street in the historic city of Manila. Classes were conducted in Spanish for the first 125 boys of varying ages and grade levels who enrolled and began their schooling in June 1911. During those early years, the Brothers were allowed to offer the full primary and intermediate programs (grades 1-4, 5-7) and a three-year commercial secondary school program. The Commercial High School Diploma was given for the first time to three graduates in 1915.
Since it was established in 1928 by its founder Dr. Nicanor Reyes, Sr., FEU has been recognized as one of the leading universities in the Philippines.
THE first Accountancy and Business school for Filipinos in the Philippines, the University has, through the years, expanded its course offerings to the Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Fine Arts, Education, Engineering and Computer Studies (FEU East Asia College), Graduate Studies, Law and Medicine (FEU-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation).
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY is a founding member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and is a pioneer of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU). Its international affiliations and memberships include the Association of Southeast Asia Higher Institutions of Learning (ASAHIL) and the International Association of Universities (IAU).
The University can easily be reached from any part of the City of Manila by using the ordinary means of transportation.
The roots of the University of the East can be traced back to two rented rooms on Dasmariñas Street, Manila, where 110 students enrolled in Certified Public Accountant (CPA) review classes in September 1946, barely two months after the Philippines acquired its independence. Led by Dr. Francisco T. Dalupan Sr., the group of business educators that initiated the classes made it their objective to help the country, then still reeling from the effects of war. Out of the 110 students, four made it to top places in the CPA board examinations in 1947.
The University of the Philippines Manila (usually referred to as U.P. Manila), founded in 1908, is a coeducational and public research university in the Philippines. It is located in the city of Manila, the country’s capital. It is the oldest of the seven (7) constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System. Its oldest degree-granting unit is the College of Medicine, which was founded in 1905 as the Philippine Medical School, predating the founding of U.P. by three years.
It is the center of health sciences education in the country, with the establishment of the National Health Sciences Center. It is also a reputable research center in the health sciences in the Asia-Pacific rim. It exercises administrative supervision over the Philippine General Hospital (the largest medical center and the national referral center for health in the Philippines), National Institutes of Health, Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, and Continuing Education. U.P. Manila is a reputable school of tertiary learning in the health sciences, and more high school students interested in this field apply to it than any other college or university in the country.
As of 2001, the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines has identified 2 centers of excellence (COE) in U.P. Manila. The COEs in the University are Medicine and Nursing, with the U.P. College of Medicine as the very first Center of Excellence in Medical Education in the Philippines. It is currently among only five medical institutions to be recognized as Centers of Excellence in Medical Education
THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS IS THE OLDEST EXISTING UNIVERSITY in Asia. In terms of student population, it is the largest Catholic university in the world in a single campus. The institution was established through the initiative of Bishop Miguel de Benavides, O.P., the third Archbishop of Manila. On July 24, 1605, he bequeathed the amount of P1,500 and his personal library for the establishment of a “seminary-college” to prepare young men for the priesthood. Those funds, and his personal library, became the nucleus for the start of UST and its library.