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.



Breaking Into Silicon Valley

The Universitas officers' trip to the East Coast of the United States was succeeded by a trip to the opposite side of the continent, particularly at the tech-hub of the world, the Silicon Valley. [...]

MAKING LAWYERS MORAL: A Course on the Moral Foundations of Law in Princeton

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY–After meeting various institutes in New York, New Haven and Washington D.C., Universitas President, Atty. Oliver M. Tuazon, and CFO, Dardecs Villanueva, took the Amtrak train straight to Princeton Junction in New Jersey to attend the Moral Foundations of Law summer course offered by the Witherspoon Institute [...]

Becoming Good Doctors: 3 Physicians Look Back on Medical Ethics Seminar at Princeton Campus

In the mid year break of 2016, three Filipino doctors flew to the East Coast of the United States to attend a week-long course on medical ethics, held at Princeton University. [...]

The Free Society Seminar

Marco Pantaleon shares his stories as a participant in the Free Society Seminar 2018 held in Slovakia last June. Marco is presently a third year student of Political Economy at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Expanding the International Linkages: Washington, D.C. Prospects

Last July 27, 2018, Universitas Officers Atty. Oliver Tuazon (President & CEO), Mr. Dardecs Villanueva (Chief Finance Officer), and Mr. Gregg Tolentino (Executive Director for the Universitas Fellows Program ) met with organizations based in Washington D.C., U.S. [...]

Forging partnerships in New York and New Haven

International linkages and interdisciplinary research are two key priority areas of Universitas Foundation in its effort to form principled leaders. [...]


Bino Socrates shares his experience as an intern at the Kolegium Antona Neuwirtha (KAN) in Slovakia last June 11 to July 9, 2018. Bino is the Officer for International Linkages (Europe) of Universitas Foundation, Inc. He graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Sto. Tomas in 2016.

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 The latest of the Universitas Fellows’ Night (UFN) series, held last April 3, 2019 at the V Headquarters, was seasoned with international flavor as Universitas Chief Operating Officer, Morize Arenal, shared an account of his experiences participating in different fellowship programs abroad, particularly the ones organized by the Elm Institute in New Haven, and the Kolegium Antona Neuwirtha (KAN) in Slovakia.

Having finished legal management in UST and begun freshman year in law school, Morize set aside his initial plan of becoming a lawyer in order to pursue studies at the Rotman School of Management in the University of Toronto,  where he is currently finishing his MBA. At home in the Philippines for a short break, Morize has been busy running the affairs of the Headquarters, a task which he manages to juggle with his thesis work, until he flies back to Canada at the end of the month. […] Read More

by Atty. Angela Butalid

Last January 24, 2019 was a big day for the Universitas Foundation, as it launched the Universitas Lawyers’ Quarterly, meant to be a friendly venue for lawyers and law students to get to hear notable and experience guest speakers, who exemplify the values of competence, character, compassion, and integrity, all of which life at the core of Universitas’ leadership formation.

The Foundation was fortunate that this milestone was graced by the presence of a distinguished inaugural speaker in the person of retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Catral Mendoza. Justice Mendoza is presently among the members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), a Constitutional body that is tasked to screen applicants to the Judiciary as welll as to the Office of the Ombudsman. He now sits in the JBC as the Executive Committee Chairperson and representative of the retired Supreme Court Justices. […] Read More


by Paul Carreon

Volunteers for the SLEIGH Project of Universitas Foundation, Inc. threw a small Christmas Party for the children from 40 different families in Rosario, Cavite last 16th of December 2018.

Answering the call of the SLEIGH Project to ‘share love to every indigent through gifts and happenings’, the team prepared to organize a short and small but intimate Christmas Party for the kids of San Isidro de Labrador, Ligtong I, Rosario, Cavite. Through the generosity of the donors of Universitas, gifts placed in backpacks bearing designs inspired by the Adventure Time Character “Jake” were packed. […] Read more