Universitas envisions a society led, directed and managed by leaders who are competent, with stable moral character and well-formed conscience.

It aims to achieve this by providing programs, projects, activities, venues, structures and institutions for the development of moral character, as a necessary and stable foundation for nation building, starting with the youth, through education, research and social welfare and outreach.

 

– ANNOUNCEMENT –

Dear friends,

 

In light of Metro Manila’s community quarantine caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, Universitas Foundation is suspending all its events and gatherings until further notice. The headquarters will likewise be closed to all visitors until further notice. 

 

The Foundation gives its full support to the authorities’ efforts to mitigate and contain the outbreak. It expresses its sincere gratitude to all those who have tirelessly and selflessly worked at the frontlines of addressing this crisis.

 

We call on all the leaders, public and private, across all sectors and industries, to make decisive action rooted ultimately in the dignity of the human persons under their watch. May the leaders move with the cohesion and solidarity needed in order to build confidence among the public that this will be overcome. 

 

Finally, despite the physical separation induced by the pandemic, let us find ways to look out for one another.

 

 

- FEATURES -

- ARTICLES -

- UPCOMING -

– HIGHLIGHTS –

by Tomas Socrates

 JANUARY 21, 2020, Pasig City – The Foundation jump-started 2020 with its first activity for the year, the Universitas Lawyers Quarterly (ULQ), last January 9. The speaker for the event was no less than Atty. Paulo Garcia, a Member of Parliament (MP) of New Zealand, and the only Filipino who now holds a national elective post in a foreign country to which he migrated. 

 

Atty. Paulo, or MP Paulo, had been in the practice of law in the Philippines for about ten (10) years before he migrated to New Zealand with his family sometime in the first decade of the 21st century. He succeeded in qualifying to practice law in New Zealand where he worked for two law firms for approximately 5 years, after which he then became licensed to set up his own law office known as GarciaLaw. GarciaLaw was the first and only Filipino-owned law firm in New Zealand for over 8 years. It closed in May 2019 upon MP Paulo’s election as Member of the NZ Parliament. […] Read More

JANUARY 14, 2020, Pasig City – As the new year marked the beginning of a new decade, it also marked a new beginning in the life of Universitas. Last January 9, on the occasion of the first ULQ installment for the year, COO Morize Arenal announced before the staff and guests of Universitas the appointment of Atty. Angela Butalid as the new CEO of the Foundation.

The incumbent president and former CEO, Atty. Oliver Tuazon, who is currently in Maastricht, Netherlands completing his Master of Laws, expressed his delight at the news.

In view of Atty. Tuazon’s physical distance from the Philippines, where the operations of the Foundation are principally held, the Board of Trustees deemed it fitting, with encouragement from Atty. Tuazon himself, to appoint a new CEO who can directly and personally assist the officers and managers in implementing the activities, projects and programs under their care. […] Read more

by William Galvez & Atty. Lara Nicole Gonzales

Once again, fellows and volunteers of Universitas were able to touch the lives of a community in need through the Foundation’s annual Christmas Outreach, SLEIGH (Sharing Love to Every Indigent through Gifts and Happenings), held last December 15, 2019.

The participating V fellows and volunteers took a day off from their usual routines to visit Sitio Target, Barangay Sapangbato in Angeles City. The Sitio, less than three hours of travel away from Manila, is home to a community of Aetas. 

Upon their arrival, the fellows and volunteers were given a warm and jovial welcome by the locals, and were surprised at the beauty of the natural scenery under the care of the Aeta community. […] Read More