The UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM-DALTA believes and invokes Divine Guidance in the betterment of the quality of life through national development and transformation, which are predicated upon the quality of education of its people. Towards this end, the institution is committed to the ideals of teaching, community service and research, with "Character building is Nation building," as its guiding principle.
The UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM-DALTA shall emerge as a premier university in the Philippines. It shall provide a venue for the pursuit of excellence in academics, technology, and research through community partnership. Specifically, the university shall take the role of a catalyst for human development. It shall continue to inculcate Christian values - Catholic in doctrine, as a way of strengthening the moral fiber of the Filipino - a people proud of their race and prepared for exemplary global participation in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business. It forsees the Filipino enjoying a quality of life and abundance, living in peace and building a nation that the next generation will nourish, cherish and value.
The UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM-DALTA is dedicated to the development of the Filipino as a leader. It aims to graduate dynamic students who are physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually committed to the acheivement of the highest quality of life
Dr. Antonio Laperal Tamayo, Founder and Grand Patriarch, and wife Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo, Co-Founder and Grand Matriarch, together with their friend Mr. Ernesto Palanca Crisostomo, established in 1975 the UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP RIZAL, now the UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM DALTA.
Driven with the intense desire of promoting a better quality of life for his fellowmen, Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo, anchored the University on the creed "Character Building is Nation Building." Stressing this belief, he said "our young can only be assured of a better tomorrow by building the right kind of character today - respectful, hardworking and committed to the formation of a prosperous and a wealthy nation. This development, however, will need a requisit Christian Character, that will build a nation."
The first school building consisting of four floors (the present hospital) was constructed in a remarkable record-breaking period of only four months, which ordinarily takes one year to construct. Perpetual was indeed on its way to becoming a premier university south of Metro Manila.
Having taken post-graduate courses in Hospital Administration at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., supplemented with Special Studies on Hospital Management from Ateneo de Manila and a Ph.D. in Organization Development from the Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary Institute, Tony and his partner established the Perpetual University and Hospital simultaneously, an unusual and extraordinary venture in the rustic town of Las Piñas, offering the banner course of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Paradoxically, Tony, the former college dropout, became the first President of the University.
The Univesity of Perpetual Help Rizal, now the university of Perpetual Help System. DALTA is a subsidiary of the DALTA Group of Companies, in consortium with JONELTA Group of Companies forming the Perpetual Help System. Each unit under the System comprising of a College/University and a Hospital/Medical Center, is dedicated and committed to the delivery of quality and healthcare services to the Filipino people, most especially to the Las Piñeros and the nearby communities.
The University of Perpetual Help Systen DALTA is three of the seven (7) academic institutions complementing the University of Perpetual Help System, The UPH System, now the UPH System JONELTA, was founded and established by Dr. Jose G. Tamayo, its President and Chairman of the Board , with Co-Founder, Dr. Josefina Laperal Tamayo, as its Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. With both co-founders now deceased, the University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA is now ably led by the first born of the founders, Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo.
The Institution is co-educational and is non-sectarian. It offers courses in pre-school, elementary, secondary and the tertiary and graduate levels; as well as short vocational, technical and special courses. To date, its has a workforce complement of about 1,200 faculty and non-teaching personnel and with more than 18,000 student population.
In subsequent years, the UPHDS established 2 branches or campuses, as well as several agri-businesses which later incorporated into the DALTA Group.
The three units of DALTA Group (founded by Dr. Antonio and Dr. Daisy) are: University of Perpetual Help System DALTA and the UPHSD Medical Center (Pamplona, Las Piñas City) University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (Molino, Cavite) University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (Clamba, Laguna)
When Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo, assumed the Presidency of the University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA due to the demise of its founder Dr. Jose G. Tamayo, he became the Chairman of the Board and the chief Executive Officer of both the UPH System DALTA and UPH System JONELTA. Thus the helm of leadership of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is now transferred to his equally able wife, Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo as Second President on June 10, 2003. Dr. Daisy Moran Moran Tamayo has a Master’s Degree in Nursing from New York University, USA. She is also a holder of a doctorate in Organization Development from the Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary Institute. Complementing the leadership and management functions of Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo and Dr. Daisy M. Tamayo are their two sons. Anthony Jose and Richard Antonio who are both outstanding cum laude graduates of the University of the Philippines.
The organizational structure of then Perpetual Help College of Rizal has interwoven within its fabric a closely knit group of administrators and educators. The administrative expertise of Mr. Ernesto Palanca Crisostomo, the best friend of Dr. Antonio; the educational and supervisory proficiency of Dr. Benjamin L. Intal, former Director of Perpetual , Manila, the First Chancellor of Perpetual Biñan, and former Acting President of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; and Mr. Teofilo Gallardo, formerly a regional Director of then Bureau of Private Schools were the forefront keys in the formulation of the Institution. The other members of the founding group were: Dr. Grace R. De Leon, the Institution’s first Chancellor who loyally stood by and supported the founders in hurdling the challenges of organizational growth; Dr,Perla R. Sope, the Registrar; and consultants Mr. Emiliano Armas of the Ateneo de Manila University and Mr. Oscar Bautista of De La Salle University.
Col. Jose C. Moran, father of Daisy, and a C.P.A., facilitated the needed funds of the project through his friends and the Development Bank of the Philippines, where he served as its First Manager of Branches and Agencies Department. He was also the former President of then Continental Bank.
In keeping with its commitment to serve the educational needs of more communities, the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Molino Campus, was established and inaugurated on May 1995 with an initial enrollment of 700 students. Shortly, after a year, the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Calamba Campus, was established and inaugurated in 1996 with an initial enrollment of 360 enrollees.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA has since subscribed to the institutional philosophy that national development and transformation is predicated upon the quality of education of its people. It is committed to the ideals of teaching community service and research, with “Character Building is Nation Building” as its guiding principle. It has continued with success, in its objective to maintain and sustain excellence in education. It has established extensive network of national and international linkages in Higher Education and Business. It has established its indelible Perpetualite identity as it steadfastly enshrines its Perpetualite values and aspirations.
This academic excellence has been proven through the years with the laurels that the University has garnered in government licensure examinations. In 2000, the UPHR College of Law was declared the third best school, out of the 10 Best Law Schools in the Bar Examinations Leading many other alumni achievers in the professional licensure examinations are: Erwin V.Diwa, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1st Placer, 1999; Rowie Vidal, X-Ray Technologist, 3rd Placer, 1998; Felix T. Cenal Jr., BS Radiologic Technology, 2nd Placer, 1997; Luzviminda D. Tiberio, BS Accountancy, 8th Placer, 1991; Gareth C. Angeles, BS Electrical Engineering, 9th Placer, 2002; Dharrian Jaype, BS Physical therapy, 20th Placer, 2002; Roberto Divinagracia, BS Criminology, 5th Placer, 1997.
The UPHSD now enjoys memberships, recognition and accreditation in various prestigious academic, professional and sports association of the country, among them:
- FAAP (Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines – granting Level II to the UPHSD Liberal Arts, commerce and Education and Engineering, Medical Technology and Hotel and Restaurant Management Programs
- Member, PACU (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities)
- Member, NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Member, Board of Directors, PAGE (Philippine Association of Graduate Education)
- ISO 9001: 1994, Maritime Programs
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Authorized Testing Center
This growth and development in its 28th years of existence is not without pains, but it has successfully hurdled all the challenges along its way. With the help and guidance of the Lord and the loving care of the UPHSD Patroness. Our Mother of Perpetual Help the University of perpetual Help System DALTA will continue to serve the Filipino people with distinction and excellence.