Schools / Colleges / Universities Category

Blanco Family Museum and Academy

December 31, 2009

Photo by my friend Nina Fuentes Jose “Pitok” V. Blanco, his wife Loreta, and all seven children are all accomplished painters versed in the “Folk Realism” style. What’s quite intriguing is that most of them have had no professional art training, especially the children. This celebrated art family is commemorated... (read more)

Ateneo de Zamboanga University

October 11, 2009

Since I’ve already blogged about Xavier University and the Ateneo de Davao University here way, way before, I figured, why not complete the trio of Mindanao Jesuit schools and feature the Ateneo de Zamboanga University? The main campus of the university is in downtown Zamboanga City while the Tumaga Campus,... (read more)

Philippine Military Academy

July 27, 2008

The Philippine Military Academy, or PMA, is the premier educational institution that trains future officers for the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The PMA can be considered as the Philippine equivalent of the prestigious West Point in the United States. Many PMA alumni have become quite successful in their military... (read more)

Silliman University

June 12, 2008

In a country where secular state universities and privately-run Catholic universities dominate, Silliman University stands alone among the best universities in the Philippines for being the one started by Protestant Americans as a private institution of higher learning. Silliman University’s campus is a major landmark in the city of Dumaguete... (read more)

Philippine Merchant Marine Academy

January 7, 2008

One of the lesser-known industries in which Filipinos dominate globally is the seafaring industry. According to this GMA News article, the Philippines accounts for 28% of the world’s shipping crew with about 250,000 officers and crew members. In a distant second is the whole Indian subcontinent which only has 100,000... (read more)

Western Mindanao State University

November 20, 2007

The Western Mindanao State University is the only public institution of higher learning in Zamboanga City and one of the city’s only three universities together with the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Zamboanga and the newly-promoted (2005) Universidad de Zamboanga. The University was founded as the Zamboanga Normal School in 1918, renamed... (read more)

Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology

August 20, 2007

The previously featured Xavier University and the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) are the two premier institutions of higher learning in Northern Mindanao. Arguably, these two offer the best college education among their peers in the whole of Mindanao. The campus of MSU-IIT, as seen from... (read more)

Ateneo de Davao University

July 18, 2006

Located in downtown Davao City is its premier institution of higher education, the Ateneo de Davao University. Pictured is the Jacinto Campus, or the main campus, which houses the tertiary-level colleges, including the Ateneo Law School. About 1.7 kilometers to the southwest, across the Davao River, is the Matina campus,... (read more)

U.P. Diliman Academic Oval

June 22, 2006

Our first featured sight from the new satellite images is the Academic Oval of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. (Okay, so I’m a proud alumnus.) The Acad Oval consists of the Osmeña, Roxas, and Ma. Regidor avenues and it surrounds The Oblation, Quezon Hall (aka Admin), the U.P. Lagoon,... (read more)

Xavier University

April 26, 2006

Xavier University is arguably the second-most well known member of the Ateneo university system after Ateneo de Manila University. Located in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental, Xavier University is one of the top two institutes of higher learning in Northern Mindanao along with the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology. XU... (read more)