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.




The Priority of Law revealed in Princeton

Atty. Angela Butalid and Atty. Joel Arzaga share their experiences as participants in the Moral Foundations of Law, a graduate seminar conducted by Witherspoon Institute in Princeton [...]

Discovering the Japanese Way: Reflections on the RINRI Institute of Ethics’ Seminar

A photo-op with the key people of the Fuji Education Center. From L-R: Atty. Kyle G. Bollozos (Corporate Secretary, Universitas), Mr. Akira Suzue (Head of the Fuji Education Center), Atty. Oliver M. Tuazon (President & CEO. Universitas), Mr. Kimura (Senior Lecturer, Fuji Education Center), Dr. Voltaire Cang (Researcher, RINRI Institute of Ethics), and Mr. Nakashima (Senior Lecturer, Fuji Education Center)

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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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

Project management may sound familiar to many of us. A project, after all, can be as simple as buying a piece of furniture for your household, as much as it can refer to a fundraising event for an organization, involving operations that are markedly more complex.

However, in the recent decades, project management has developed into a discipline in itself. As such, it offers tools and methodologies for a systematic accomplishment of various types of objectives.

This month’s Fellows’ Night featured Universitas’ very own Chief Media Officer (CMO) Jubert Maquiling whose talk gave the V Fellows and guests a glimpse into the world of project management, a world that is as much science as it is art. […] Read More

“Knowledge is all the possible answers to all the possible questions.”

That was a statement given by Dr. John Finnis, world-renowned legal theorist, to the twelve anxious students of the Witherspoon Institute’s graduate seminar on the Moral Foundations of Law. It was a diverse group, both ethnically and professionally – there were representatives from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia.

This year, the Philippine delegation was comprised of two young lawyers- Atty. Joel Arzaga (a graduate and professor of the University of Asia and the Pacific, doing advocacy work at that time with the World Youth Alliance based in the UN) and Atty. Angela Butalid (a graduate of the University of the Philippines and working in the National Privacy Commission). Both play active roles in various programs of the Universitas Foundation. […] Read more