The roots of the University of the East can be traced back to two rented rooms on Dasmarinas Street, Manila, where 110 students enrolled in Certified Public Accountant (CPA) review classes in September 1946, barely two months after the Philippines acquired its independence. Led by Dr. Francisco T. Dalupan Sr., the group of business educators that initiated the classes made it their objective to help the country, then still reeling from the effects of war. Out of the 110 students, four made it to top places in the CPA board examinations in 1947.
Encouraged by this initial success, Dr. Dalupan and his colleagues opened the Philippine College of Commerce and Business Administration (PCCBA) along R. Papa St. in Sampaloc, Manila, to 350 students in the summer of 1947. The following year, as more students enrolled and more academic units were organized, the PCCBA moved to what is now the main campus on Claro M. Recto Avenue.
The graduates of PCCBA immediately dominated the government examinations of professional practice in accountancy. With this record, the PCCBA was granted permission by the government to establish other colleges. In rapid succession, the institution opened the Colleges of Liberal Arts (now the College of Arts and Sciences), Business Administration (CBA), Dentistry and the Graduate School of Business Administration.
The PCCBA was granted university status on July 3, 1951 and was renamed the University of the East, with Dr. Dalupan as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The first members of the Board were Herminigildo B. Reyes, businessman, scholar and former Vice President of the University of the Philippines; Santiago F. de la Cruz, CPA and business executive who later succeeded Dr. Dalupan as President; Jose L. Torres, soldier, businessman and accountant; and Jaime Hernandez, the first ever Filipino Auditor General of the then Government Auditing Office (GAO), now the Commission on Audit (COA) who later became the Secretary of Finance.
The succeeding years were a period of rapid growth for UE. More Colleges-Law, Medicine and Engineering-and the Graduate School of Education were opened. The Graduate School of Education later on fused with the Graduate School of Business Administration to become the UE Graduate School.
|Women’s Seniors Volleyball Line-up|
|ABIL, Judith O.||CATINDIG, Juliet C.|
|ADORADOR, Ma. Shaya C.||DACAYMAT, Angelica B.|
|ALCAYDE, Jasmine Gayle J.||DISQUITADO, Dana Alyssa D.|
|ARADO, Kathleen Faith P.||DOMINGO, Celine Elaiza B.|
|BALITON, Roselle P.||GABARDA, Mariella R.|
|BENDONG, Laizah Ann P.||MENDREZ, Mary Anne B.|
|CAMAMA, Isabelle M.||RODRIGUEZ, Seth Marione P.|
|Men’s Seniors Basketball Line-up|
|ABANTO, Nick Wilson C.||JAVIER, Christopher Joyce F.|
|BATILLER, Edson A.||MANALANG, Philip Martin D.|
|CHARCOS, Edgar Louie A.||PALMA, Emil Renz E.|
|CUDAL, Steven Syron A.||PENUELA, Ralph Fredrick B.|
|DE LEON, Ronnie Rosetom D.||STA. ANA, John Jordan M.|
|DERIGE, Clark Victor R.||VARILLA, Paul Andrew B.|
|GAGATE, Shannon Sven R.||VARILLA, Jason B.|
|GONZALES, Joshua Christian A.||YU, Fran Louie Y.|
Head coach: PUMAREN, Frederick
Assistant coach: PUMAREN, Ferdinand