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Our Mission?

To make lives better through education.

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FULFILLING OUR MISSION THROUGH EDUCATION

An innovative Philippine business institution, PHINMA always looks for ways to help Filipinos attain better lives. In 2004, they realized that investing in education was key to fully accomplishing their mission.

Only one out of every four Filipino students who enter first grade will go on to finish a tertiary degree. This is the reality for many underserved youth who face financial, social, and psychological barriers to getting a college education. Without it, they have a smaller chance of uplifting themselves, their families, and their communities. With making lives better through education in mind, PHINMA Education was born.

PHINMA Education has built a strong track record in acquiring and turning around schools. Our “bare-bones, no-frills, brass knuckles” strategy focuses resources on fully equipping graduates with skills they need to succeed in the increasingly globalizing workplace. 

Presently, we have 110+ programs covering the entire education chain. We invest heavily in our teachers who deliver lessons using the Active Learning method. We supplement this with the Student Success Program (SSP), which emphasizes the three mindsets of “I want, I can, and I belong.”

We have seen encouraging results in licensure exam passing rates and the employability of our graduates. While nine out of 10 freshmen come to us ill-equipped for college, these same students leave armed with a solid background in fields such as business, information technology, hospitality, engineering, and healthcare, among others.

PHINMA Education Timeline

2004

Araullo University White Logo
PHINMA Education acquired PHINMA AU in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija as its first venture into the education industry. It is now a major educational institution that provides basic, tertiary, and professional education.

2005

Cagayan De Oro College White Logo

PHINMA COC was acquired to make quality education accessible to students from all walks of life in Mindanao, especially Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and Bukidnon.

2009

University Of Iloilo White Logo

The historic PHINMA UI was acquired by PHINMA Education and now continues its tradition of quality learning towards national development.

2009

University of Pangasinan White Logo

PHINMA UPang continued to offer its brand of premier local education after its acquisition by PHINMA Education during this year.

2012

Cagayan De Oro College White Logo

PHINMA COC opened its second campus in Barangay Puerto, Cagayan de Oro.

2014

Araullo University White Logo

PHINMA AU opened its South Campus to cater to students in the southern part of Nueva Ecija.

2014

Phinma White Logo

PHINMA Education celebrated its 10th year anniversary with four schools and six campuses.

2015

University of Pangasinan White Logo

PHINMA UPang opened its campus to students in Urdaneta City and other eastern towns.

2015

South Western University White Logo

PHINMA SWU was acquired and its affiliate, Sacred Heart Hospital, became Southwestern University Medical Center (SWU Med).

2015

Phinma White Logo

PHINMA Education Holdings, Inc. (PEHI) was incorporated in the Philippines and registered with the SEC on August 28, 2015 to invest in, purchase, acquire, own, hold, use, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, exchange, dispose of real and personal property of every kind and description, including shares of stock and other property of educational institutions.  It now holds all PHINMA Education institutions.

2016

Phinma PTC Logo White

PHINMA Saytanar Education Ltd. opened PTC in Yangon in 2016 in partnership with Victoria Hospital, one of Myanmar’s leading private hospitals. It offered courses on Child Caregiving, Elderly Caregiving, and Special Care Assistance. Operations ceased in May 2020 but the location may be revisited once political conditions are favorable and foreign entities are allowed to operate tertiary institutions.

2017

Saint Jude College Logo

PHINMA SJC was acquired as the first PHINMA Education school in Metro Manila.

2019

Saint Jude College Logo

PHINMA Republican College, Inc. (RC) was acquired as the second PHINMA Education school in Metro Manila.

2019

Phinma PT IND PHIL Logo White

PEHI entered into a joint venture agreement with Tripersada Global Management for the establishment of IPM in 2019. It oversees tertiary institutions for Yayasan Triputra Persada Horizon Education, the first of which is located in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.

2019

Phinma White Logo

PHINMA Education celebrated its 15th year anniversary with seven schools across the country.

2020

Phinma Logo White

PHINMA Education acquired PHINMA Rizal College of Laguna in June of 2020 as part of the planned Laguna network of schools.

2021

Phinma Logo White

In 2021, the San Jose campus of PHINMA AU was officially opened.

2021

Phinma Logo White

PHINMA Education acquired PHINMA Union College of Laguna in May 2021 as the second school in the Laguna network of schools.

ARAULLO UNIVERSITY (PHINMA AU)

2004

CAGAYAN DE ORO COLLEGE (PHINMA COC)

2005

UNIVERSITY OF ILOILO (PHINMA UI)

2009

UNIVERSITY OF PANGASINAN (PHINMA UPANG)

2009

PHINMA COC PUERTO CAMPUS

2012

PHINMA AU SOUTH CAMPUS

2014

10 YEARS IN EDUCATION

2014

PHINMA UPANG URDANETA CAMPUS

2015

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (SWU)

2015

PHINMA EDUCATION HOLDINGS, INC. (PEHI)

2015

PHINMA TRAINING CENTER (PTC) MYANMAR

2016

SAINT JUDE COLLEGE (PHINMA SJC)

2017

REPUBLICAN COLLEGE (PHINMA RC)

2019

PT IND PHIL MANAGEMENT (IPM) INDONESIA

2019

15 YEARS IN EDUCATION

2019

PHINMA RIZAL COLLEGE OF LAGUNA (PHINMA RCL)

2020

PHINMA AU SAN JOSE CAMPUS

2021

PHINMA UNION COLLEGE OF LAGUNA (PHINMA UCL)

2021

PHINMA Education Timeline

2004

Araullo University White Logo
PHINMA Education acquired PHINMA AU in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija as its first venture into the education industry. It is now a major educational institution that provides basic, tertiary, and professional education.

2005

Cagayan De Oro College White Logo

PHINMA COC was acquired to make quality education accessible to students from all walks of life in Mindanao, especially Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and Bukidnon.

2009

University Of Iloilo White Logo

The historic PHINMA UI was acquired by PHINMA Education and now continues its tradition of quality learning towards national development.

2009

University of Pangasinan White Logo

PHINMA UPang continued to offer its brand of premier local education after its acquisition by PHINMA Education during this year.

2012

Cagayan De Oro College White Logo

PHINMA COC opened its second campus in Barangay Puerto, Cagayan de Oro.

2014

Araullo University White Logo

PHINMA AU opened its South Campus to cater to students in the southern part of Nueva Ecija.

2014

Phinma White Logo

PHINMA Education celebrated its 10th year anniversary with four schools and six campuses.

2015

South Western University White Logo

PHINMA SWU was acquired and its affiliate, Sacred Heart Hospital, became Southwestern University Medical Center (SWU Med).

2015

University of Pangasinan White Logo

PHINMA UPang opened its campus to students in Urdaneta City and other eastern towns.

2015

Phinma White Logo

PHINMA Education Holdings, Inc. (PEHI) was incorporated in the Philippines and registered with the SEC on August 28, 2015 to invest in, purchase, acquire, own, hold, use, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, exchange, dispose of real and personal property of every kind and description, including shares of stock and other property of educational institutions.  It now holds all PHINMA Education institutions.

2016

Phinma PTC Logo White

PHINMA Saytanar Education Ltd. opened PTC in Yangon in 2016 in partnership with Victoria Hospital, one of Myanmar’s leading private hospitals. It offered courses on Child Caregiving, Elderly Caregiving, and Special Care Assistance. Operations ceased in May 2020 but the location may be revisited once political conditions are favorable and foreign entities are allowed to operate tertiary institutions.

2017

Saint Jude College Logo

PHINMA SJC was acquired as the first PHINMA Education school in Metro Manila.

2019

Phinma PT IND PHIL Logo White

PEHI entered into a joint venture agreement with Tripersada Global Management for the establishment of IPM in 2019. It oversees tertiary institutions for Yayasan Triputra Persada Horizon Education, the first of which is located in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.

Values to Live and Work by

PHINMA Education emphasizes dedication, honesty, credibility, and consistency in words and actions recognizing professional and social responsibility for our students toward a better quality of life.

Our words carry weight. We call you when we say we will. We show up on time. We show up on time. When we say “Good job!” or “Needs improvement,” we mean it. We vote for the better, though perhaps less popular, candidate or stance. We plant trees because we value the environment. We teach because we value you.

PHINMA Education seeks a high degree of professionalism and adheres to accepted standards and norms; personal interest must be separated from professional life so that observance to the tenets of good conduct, like calmness and patience must prevail in all situations.

We show decorum in our manner, dress, and speech. We set our sights on excellence. We work with strangers, friends and foes for every project’s best interests. We leave our heartbreaks and our hobbies at home. Under pressure, we keep our cool. No shortcuts, no excuses, just results.

PHINMA Education puts value in competence and looks upon an individual’s qualification eventually translating into the ability to perform tasks and deliver desired results.​

We train to high levels of proficiency. Our knowledge ranges from good grammar to jurisprudence, our abilities from handling syringes to running software. We understand the job expected of us, and we accomplish it with skill. We qualify.

PHINMA Education believes that teamwork is essential in building an efficient and effective organization through the cooperation and coordination of its members.

We bring our varied talents onto the court. We zoom in on one goal. We toss ideas around and form our strategy. We move into position to execute the plan. We give each other feedback, information, challenge, and praise. Together, we take credit for victory; together, we own up to defeat. Together, we aim for the target.

PHINMA Education is committed to the holistic development of our students by providing quality and affordable education. Employees perform tasks with passion and adhere to the mission and vision of the Network.​

We take the Network’s mission to heart. We pledge our hours and our energy to fulfilling our vision of a better life. We say “I do” to the call of service, in crisis and in victory, in sunny days or wet, through plans and execution. We see you through to the end.

PHINMA Education believes that nothing in this world is permanent except change. Education continually faces new ideas, challenges, and directions, so the academe must be flexible and adaptive to the needs of the market and the dictates of time.

We accept that change governs life. We see it as a track to growth. We harness it as an opportunity to create. When we encounter hurdles, we breed new ideas. We let go of cherished expectations. We ride exuberantly into undiscovered territory.

PHINMA Education work underscores love of country and our people; furthermore, is committed to the development of the nation and seeing all Filipinos attain a better quality of life.

We take pride in our country, its people, and its accomplishments regardless of our condition. We follow the laws of the land. We are willing to sacrifice for the greater good. We protect our trees, our rivers and air, and keep our surroundings and that of our neighbors clean and orderly. We serve.

INTEGRITY

PROFESSIONALISM

COMPETENCE

TEAMWORK

COMMITMENT

OPENNESS

PATRIOTISM

Values to Live and Work by

More Reasons To Choose Us

TRANSFORMATIVE

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TRANSFORMATIVE

For more than a decade, PHINMA built its reputation on transforming existing educational institutions to better serve Filipino students. PHINMA Education begins this process by strategically selecting a school from a key growth area and thoroughly transforming its academics, operations, and student community in order to ensure success for Filipino youth coming from low-income families.

What was once an initial venture with Araullo University in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija a little over a decade ago, has become a network of schools composed of six secondary and tertiary educational institutions, including Araullo University, Cagayan de Oro College, University of Pangasinan, University of Iloilo, and Southwestern University. Its latest school, St. Jude College of Manila, is it's first foray based in Metro Manila.

Sustainable

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Sustainable

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Expanding

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Expanding

Currently, PHINMA Education is managing and operating seven secondary and tertiary schools all over the Philippines and one in Myanmar. Due to the success of its first four schools, PHINMA Education took its mission further by expanding its market and introducing innovations in education through Southwestern University in Cebu.

PHINMA Education also runs PHINMA Training Center in Yangon, Myanmar, thus fulfilling their mission of making lives better through education, not just in the Philippines, but in Southeast Asia as well.

Accessible

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Accessible

PHINMA Education is committed to serving the marginal youth in the Philippines through a “bare bones, no frills, brass knuckles” strategy. We keep our tuition fees low and affordable and focus on developing and innovating the most important elements for learning: proper classrooms and facilities, learning techniques and materials, and a great faculty. We do not drive our faculty to publish; instead we demand they teach well. ​

We also utilize the same systems, processes, and staff in an efficient and centralized system of backroom services such as accounting, HR, and IT. Our belief is simple, every peso saved allows us to keep our fees low and our education accessible.

We also offer a 50 percent subsidy to our already-low tuition fees to the most marginalized among the youth, through our Handog Kaibigan Scholarship Program. At present, more than a third of our entire college student population is receiving this scholarship. Through these efforts, we are able to provide accessible, quality education to low-income Filipino youth and make them highly-skilled and employable. Because of its solid reputation, PHINMA education was able to grow enrolment numbers exponentially. Enrolment figures have grown from 6,000 in 2004 to more than 60,000 in 2018. ​

Most importantly, PHINMA was able to make students feel more valuable by equipping them with the necessary professional skills and attitudes to succeed and improve their and their families’ standard of living.

Expanding

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Expanding

Currently, PHINMA Education is managing and operating seven secondary and tertiary schools all over the Philippines and one in Myanmar. Due to the success of its first four schools, PHINMA Education took its mission further by expanding its market and introducing innovations in education through Southwestern University in Cebu.

PHINMA Education also runs PHINMA Training Center in Yangon, Myanmar, thus fulfilling their mission of making lives better through education, not just in the Philippines, but in Southeast Asia as well.

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