University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

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University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC)
Unibersidad han Pilipinas ha Kabisay-an Kolehiyo ha Tacloban
MottoHonor and Excellence
TypeNational university
Established1908 (U.P. system)
1973 (campus)
ChancellorDr. Rommel A. Espinosa
PresidentAlfredo E. Pascual
DeanDr. Virgildo E. Sabalo
11°14′54″N 125°0′26″E / 11.24833°N 125.00722°E / 11.24833; 125.00722Coordinates: 11°14′54″N 125°0′26″E / 11.24833°N 125.00722°E / 11.24833; 125.00722
HymnU.P. Naming Mahal
NicknameUP Tac, UPVTC
MascotU.P. Oblation
A view of the campus

The University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) is a university in the Philippines.

A satellite college of the University of the Philippines, it was established on May 23, 1973 as part of the University of the Philippines Visayas.


In its 833rd meeting, the University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents established the UP College Tacloban. It was recognized as a regional unit of the System on May 23, 1973 and inaugurated on July 2, 1973.

Ten years later, Executive Order No. 4 placed UP College Tacloban under the administrative supervision of University of the Philippines Visayas.

A new campus will be constructed in Barangay Santa Elena in Tacloban City after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) approved the funding for the construction of the access road from the national highway to the campus site recently.[1]


UP College Admission Test (UPCAT)[edit]

Admission into the University of the Philippines' undergraduate programs is very competitive, with over 70,000 students taking the exam every year, with about 11,000 being accepted. To maintain its high standard of education and to maximize its limited resources, UP has had to limit slots for undergraduate admission to each campus and to its various degree programs by means of qualification through the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT).


UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) is divided into four divisions:

  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Management
  • Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Division of Social Sciences

Support to Operations

Academic Programs[edit]

The college's BS Accountancy, BS Biology, and BS Computer Science programs are currently the best in Region 8. The college's BA Communication Arts program is the finest in the Visayan archipelago in terms of Speech, Literature and Theater Arts. The BA Psychology program has also been recently recognized in The Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates (PAPJA).


  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with specialization in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with specialization in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Management


  • Master of Management (Business Management)
  • Master of Management (Public Management)

Student life[edit]

Student Body[edit]

The Student Body is autonomous student body and has a student council subject only to the express will of the students. There are more than 2000 students currently enrolled and has 48 student organizations. All bona fide undergraduate students of the UPV Tacloban College are considered members of the UPV Tacloban College student body.

Student Council[edit]

The Student Council is the policy-making body in between sessions of the General Assembly. It is considered independent and need not to be recognized by the Office of the Student Affairs. The selection if its officers is annual and via students' election.

Chairperson: Ken Gabrielle Seco

Vice-Chairperson: Marielle Domequil

Secretary-General: Robelle Camps

Finance Officer: Ronalyn Boniol

Public Information Officer: Tristila Sagum

Committee on Students' Rights and Welfare: Prince Gabonada

Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and Environment: Natalio Rongcales

Committee on Sports: Kenth Agner

Committee on Arts and Culture: Dessa Manaog

Committee on People's Struggle's Desk: Kurt Teraza

Committee on Students' Organizations, Fraternities and Sororities: Dianne Antivo

Division Representatives

Humanities: Janella Balboa

Management: Nina Rocero

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Hans Ygrubay

Social Sciences: Erika Montilla

UPV-USC Representatives

Nikko Aquino

Norvelyn Capaycapay

Maya Tan

Vera Mojado

Student Organizations[edit]

There are 48 college recognized organizations, which includes academic program-specific organizations (e.g. JPIA, JPMAP, Politikons, Psych Circle, EcoSoc, InterSoc, Biosoc, and Ideopraxist) geological-based organizations (e.g. OrSiCUP, KAISSA, HINGYAP, etc.), socio-civic (UP Runggiyan, UP Halcyon, etc.), interests (Animo, Amplify UP, etc.), fraternities and sororities, (TGP, TOM, APO), political parties (PULSO Han Mag-aaram, KALAYAAN Lihok Mag-aaram, etc.), and others. Student organizations are formed by students with common interests and has its own constitutions, rules and activities. Student organizations will only be considered by the college of it complies with and abides by the rules set by the university and by the college.


  1. ^ "All systems go for new UP campus in Tacloban City". September 7, 2015. External link in |website= (help)