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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by Francis Perez

The Universitas Fellows’ Night (UFN) last June 6, 2019 featured Atty. Alexander L. Lacson who spoke on the three biggest dangers our country faces today.

Atty. Lacson is best known as the bestselling author of the book 12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do to Help Our Country. A prolific writer, he has penned several books that promote love for our country. He also wrote the poem “I am Filipino”, which is now being memorized by many elementary students in schools nationwide.

Currently, Atty. Lacson serves as a partner in the MALCOLM Law Firm in Ortigas,  Pasig City. He also wrote columns for the BusinessWorld newspaper from 1996 to 2004 and served as an external legal counsel for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Atty. Lacson graduated from University of the Philippines’ College of Law in 1996. In addition, he took the Program for Instructions for Lawyers (PIL) at Harvard Law School in 2002 and attended a leadership program in the Haggai Institute of Leadership, Singapore in 2007, where he delivered the valedictory address for graduates coming from more than 30 countries. […] Read More

by Atty. Kyle G. Bollozos

 From the moment our plane touched down on the Land of the Rising Sun, we were immediately impressed with the way order was lived by the Japanese people. Completely different from what we were used to, the immigration procedures at the airport were so orderly and efficient that we were out of the airport in no time. Even the bus we took from the airport to the hotel arrived exactly at the time scheduled.

We had a chance to visit  temples and parks using the city’s impressive subway and railway system. But more than the beautiful landmarks and first-rate transportation system, we were awestruck by the discipline of the Japanese people, which showed in the way they conducted themselves while commuting, in the way they took care of their public restrooms (which are the cleanest restrooms I have ever been in), and in the way they valued time, both that of other people and their own. [..] Read More

by Carlos Victa

When we think of people we admire, we tend to have mixed feelings of admiration and envy. Admiration for their achievements, but at the same time, envy for how lucky their lives turned out to be – much better than ours. We end up telling ourselves, surely, their achievements must have been planned, that where they are now was the result of decades of meticulous planning and hard work. We end up believing that the only way to succeed is to have a plan and stick to it with absolute focus.

But as usual, reality kicks us in the face and jolts us out of this ideal setup. We fail, plan again, try again, fail some more, and keep going with little to no results. We find ourselves stuck in some kind of cruel stagnation. It is not surprising that there are many a disillusioned soul who finds him/herself in this vicious cycle of hard work with no success.

What, then, is the solution? How does one get out of this vicious cycle? The answer, may just lie in the stories of Atty. Dino Aguirre, Deputy Commissioner of the National Privacy Commission.  […] Read More