Dear USPian Community, Students, and Parents:

In the midst of an extraordinarily challenging time, I am hoping we are all well and in high spirits still. As our lives and lifestyles are drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is commendable how Filipinos are showing their resilience. There is no denying that we are all facing difficulties, and it is worth highlighting that everyone is adapting to the best of our capacities.

In this light, so is the academic community. Educational institutions are adapting to the changing needs of students, and promptly gearing up for the new normal. As USPF prepares to open its doors for the upcoming School Year 2022 - 2023 starting this August, allow me to assure you that our primary consideration remains to be the safety, health, and well-being of our students. Hence, we have adopted online and flexible learning modes in the delivery of curricular programs from preschool to graduate school to ensure continued learning opportunities at home not only for those who have Internet connections and IT devices but even for those with poor or without any Internet connectivity. The university has invested significantly not only in ICT infrastructures but also in faculty trainings to ensure effective online teaching and flexible learning.
If, in the future, the Philippine government finally allows students to physically report to school, both USPF Lahug and Mabini campuses are already equipped with sanitation and safety infrastructures. All USPF personnel faithfully and strictly abide by the mandated precautionary health measures to ensure that the USPian community remains COVID-free. The impact of COVID-19 is indeed changing a lot of what we know as normal until the onset of the pandemic, but the need for quality education remains unchanged. Do not let COVID-19 stop your formal education. Enroll now. Whether you opt for online distance learning, modular distance learning, or blended learning, young students can still continue their formal basic education and tertiary students can still earn their degrees by enrolling in USPF that has adapted to the new normal. USPF understands that we are building the future we desire with quality education we provide our students, and so we commit to doing no less.
The pandemic may have set us back a few steps, but just like the Sinulog movements, we will always flow forward. We will get through this together. With the faith of the blind man who cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me,” we raise our voices in prayer to Sto. Niño, the Holy Child Jesus, and we say “VIVA PIT SENYOR!” Hail Lord, listen to our prayers!

Atty. Paulino A. Yabao, JD

University President