University of Northern Philippines
History About UNP:
The university began as the Vigan High School (present-day I locos Sur National High School) in 1906. It opened its high school in 1927 and produced its first graduates in 1931, when it evolved as the I locos Sur Trade School. They were both in Vigan town. Two of the buildings still exist: one being used as a warehouse for a construction supply firm, the other is the location of the Vigan City Trade Center. President Manuel Luis Quezon converted the I locos Sur Trade School in 1941 through the help of Assemblyman Benito T. Soliven and Governor Pedro Sing son Reyes. However, World War II halted its implementation. In 1951 the I locos Sur Trade School became the Northern Luzon School of Arts and Trades (NLSAT) by virtue of Republic Act 547. However, Republic Act 2700, or the General Appropriations Act of 1960, converted it back to I locos Sur School of Arts and Trades (ISSAT). It proved temporary: In June 19, 1965, then-Congressman Flora S. Crisologo authored Republic Act 4449. It was signed into law at the Philippine Embassy in Roppoing, Tokyo, Japan, converting ISSAT into the University of Northern Philippines. Crisologo is recognized as the founder of the university. The Condon Community College (CCC) was incorporated into the university in 1989 through Republic Act 6744, through the efforts of then-Congressman Eric D. Sing son. It acted as a semi-autonomous unit. Despite this semi-autonomous status, CCC was split from the university by virtue of Republic Act 10085, also by Sing son, to become the Northern Luzon Polytechnic State College in 2010.
Mission and Vision :
The University is to provide quality education through modernization, accreditation and effective consultation and linkages; enhance research through expansion of commodity coverage and capacitating of faculty and staff members; intensify extension through provision of impact projects; and improve production through the optimal utilization of available resources making our graduates effective development managers and useful citizens in the community.
The University of Northern Philippines envisions itself to be a pioneering Center of world-class excellence for the humanities, the arts and the sciences; functional scientific, social and technological researches; relevant extension services and quality production towards empowerment of graduates for sustainable development.