Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

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Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
University of the City of Manila
PLM logo.jpg
Founder Philippine Legislature
Address General Luna cor. Muralla Streets, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
The first tertiary school to have its official name in Filipino.<ref name="first"/>

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), also known as The Pamantasan, is the largest municipal government-funded,<ref name="soaring_high">"Soaring high and leaving footprints in pursuit of a legend in quality higher education". Manila Bulletin. June 18, 2004.</ref><ref name="city-funded">Pascual, Federico Jr. D."Roco backed out". The Philippine Star. February 04, 2005.</ref><ref name="plm_miguel">Miguel, Marlon G. "Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila celebrates 39th founding anniversary." Manila Bulletin. June 18, 2004.</ref><ref name="plm39">"Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila 39th Anniversary". Manila Bulletin. June 19, 2004.</ref> tuition-free university<ref name="plm_miguel"/><ref name="plm39"/> in the Philippines (in terms of endowment, student population, curricular offerings, facilities, research output, and extension services). It is situated within the district of Intramuros in Manila, the Philippines. It was established on June 19, 1965 through Republic Act 4196<ref name="hollowed_ground">Linda, Bolido.On hallowed ground. "The Philippine Daily Inquirer". December 29, 2008.</ref><ref name="plm_miguel"/><ref name="plm39"/><ref name="chan">"Republic Act 4196". Philippine Laws, Statutes and Codes - Chan Robles Virtual Library. Accessed March 05, 2009.</ref> and opened on July 17, 1967.<ref name="hollowed_ground"/><ref name="plm_miguel"/><ref name="plm08">"Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila". Eskwelahan, Philippine Schools Online. September 08, 2008.</ref><ref name="plm40">"Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila: 40 years of providing quality tertiary education." Manila Bulletin. July 17, 2005.</ref><ref name="plm41"> "Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila 41st Anniversary". Manila Bulletin. June 19, 2006.</ref>

PLM holds the distinction of being the first institution of higher learning in the country and perhaps in Asia to offer tuition-free tertiary education. It is also the first university funded solely by a city government; and the first institution of higher learning in the country to have its official name in Filipino.<ref name="plm_miguel"/><ref name="plm08"/><ref name="plm40"/><ref name="plm41"/><ref name="first"> Maghirang, Tony."First! Best! Most!". June 24, 2007.</ref><ref name="geocities">"Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila". Geocities. Accessed March 06, 2009.</ref><ref name="plm35">"PLM 35th year observed. Manila Bulletin. June 20, 2000.</ref><ref name="trivia">Bonabente, Cyril. "Did you know?". The Philippine Daily Inquirer. June 22, 2007.</ref>

From its first enrollment record of 556 freshman scholars coming from the top ten percent of the graduating classes of Manila's twenty-nine public high schools,<ref name="plm_miguel"/><ref name="plm39"/><ref name="plm40"/><ref name="geocities"/><ref name="trivia"/> total semestral enrollment has grown to an average of 11,000.<ref name="plm08"/> The lone college in its earliest beginning has sprung to 12 colleges, five graduate, two professional schools, and a score of research and specialized centers, including a teaching hospital, an enterpreneurial center,<ref name="plm_enterprise"> Cabayan, Itchie G. "Lim opens training center at PLM. Journal Online. February 28, 2009.</ref> and an integrated learning center for toddlers.<ref name="hollowed_ground"/><ref name="plm08"/> In addition, it maintains a comprehensive distance education and open university program for thousands of community health workers and public administrators in different regions nationwide with affiliations and recognition from various national and international organizations and institutions.<ref name="plm39"/><ref name="plm08"/><ref name="plm40"/>



To date, there are 53 single-degree baccalaureate programs and 49 masters, doctoral, and graduate diploma offerings that lead to degrees in accountancy, economics, architecture, business administration, computer studies, education, engineering, law, mass communication, mathematics, medicine, nursing, physical education, physical therapy, psychology, sciences, social work, tourism, management, public governance, and urban planning. For more information about the available degree programs, visit <ref name="plm08"/>

The Presidents of the
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

University of the City of Manila
Dr. Benito F. Reyes, 23 February 1967 – 23 June 1972
Dr. Consuelo L. Blanco, 21 December 1972 – 31 May 1978
Dr. Ramon D. Bagatsing, 01 June 1978 – 27 October 1982
Dr. Jose D. Villanueva, 14 January 1983 – 30 June 1989
Dr. Benjamin G. Tayabas, 01 July 1989 – 24 June 1996
Dr. Virsely dela Cruz, 25 June 1996 – 30 April 1999
Dr. Benjamin G. Tayabas, 24 February 2000 – 01 August 2007
Atty. Jose M. Roy III, 23 February 2006 – 31 May 2006
Atty. Adel A. Tamano, 04 August 2007 – 2009
Atty. Garayblas, 2009- Present


According to the Philippines' Commission on Higher Education (CHED), it is a model university for all public institutions across the country, one of the centers of excellence in the City of Manila, and the fifth among all universities nationwide based on the number of examinees passing the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) test.<ref name="soaring_high"/><ref name="plm_miguel"/><ref name="plm08"/><ref name="plm41"/><ref name="initial_measures">"Manila committee on use of English in schools reveals initial measures". Manila Bulletin. July 19, 2004.</ref>


Further information: PLM Admission TestDegree programs at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and List of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila faculty



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