City University of Pasay (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay) was established on May 26, 1994 by virtue of city ordinance. The institution was conceptualized by then Mayor Pablo P. Cuneta together with City Councilors. Its major purpose was to provide quality education at minimal cost to the less privileged but deserving students of the city and to some others that will meet certain admission requirements set forth by the Board of Regents.
The University started with 384 students and 11 faculty members in 1994 meeting classes only in evening at the Pasay City West High School. Dr. Felimon S. Salas and his staff at the Guidance Research Center composed the working group for the University. Dr. Amor B. Penalosa and Dr. Estela L. Portugal paved the way towards the recognition of the Pamantasan as an institution of higher learning leading to the approval of programs by Commission on Higher Education.
The Division of City Schools, Pasay City played a significant role in the development of the Pamantasan providing not only the consultative services but also personnel services including the use of school facilities such as buildings, classrooms, desks, boards and to some extent supplies and other materials and equipment for instructional purposes.
Today the Pamantasan offers degree programs in areas of teacher education,Law, business education, nursing and health education, hotel and restaurant management and Computer education and HRM.
The School of Law is now headed by young and dynamic law professors with strong dedication and commitment to produce new lawyers for the country.
The School of Graduate Studies offers two graduate degree programs in educational management and public governance. The college serves as the research center maximizing the use of the faculty resources, data banking and research forums. All 21 faculty members are doctoral degree holders educational management and public governance.
Today PLP looks forward to achieveing the objectives of the city and the tertiary education as well as by focusing on the areas of accreditation. It is expected that this will bring about quality assurance and organizational stability.
The Pamantasan was established for the following purposes:
1. To provide at minimal cost post secondary education to residents of the City as well as to others who may be admitted as per qualifications for admission set by the Board of Regents.
2. To assist City Government in the training and development of its personnel for more efficient administration.
3. To inculcate in its students a sense of integrity and public service and prepare them to be the dedicated citizens of the City.
BENEFITS OF PLP STUDENT
§ Government Scholar
§ Low Tuition Fees
§ Competent Professors
§ Job Assistance