Founders of Kalayaan College Led by Dr. Jose V. Abueva, former U.P. president (1987-93) KC President Emeritus, the original founders of KC included Dr. Thelma B. Kintanar (U.P. Professor of English and
Comparative Literature) as Vice-President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Gonzalo M. Jurado (U.P. Professor of Economics) as Vice-President for Finance and Development; Dr. Virginia Z. Carino (U.P. Professor of Biology);
Dr. Emeteria P. Lee (U.P. Registrar and Professor of English), and Dr. Ma. Oliva Z. Domingo (U.P. Professor of Public Administration).
Kalayaan College’s core values are linked to the national vision embodied in our 1987 Constitution as the fundamental law of the land and to Kalayaan College’s own commitments as an institution of higher learning
reflected in its own Vision statement namely:
1.Helping build “a just and humane society…” (Preamble, 1987 Constitution).
2.Helping build “democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace…” (Preamble, 1987 Constitution).
3.Learning for truth, professional competence, and leadership for common good.
4.Contributing to global peace and human development; relating life and learning to spiritual values and ethical norms and behavior.
Develop our student’s critical and creative faculties in the basic fields of knowledge, particularly in the natural and physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.
Develop their skills in communication in Filipino and English, mathematical reasoning, and scientific thinking to help them compete in a fast-changing environment.
Deepen their appreciation of our ethnic and cultural diversity and enhance their proficiency in their mother tongue or regional language.Deepen their understanding of Filipino social and cultural realities.
Acquaint them with developments in Information Technology (IT) and its use un research and the creation of new knowledge.
Imbue them with a sense of history and a social conscience as they participate in the nation’s development and social transformation.
Enhance their appreciation of the visual and performing arts and how these can enrich their lives.
Make them understand the meaning and responsible exercise of human rights and academic freedom in a democracy, and thus
Help them become true professionals, good leaders and citizens fully conscious of their rights and duties in promoting the common good and national interest and the welfare of humankind.
A commitment to the common good. Developing competent and responsible professionals, leaders and citizens, a nationalist perspective attuned to the changing global economy and society. A climate of academic freedom. The freedom to be open to new perspectives to express diverse opinions and test their validity in discussion and debate. A caring environment. Professors who are genuinely interested in their students. Close interactions between faculty and students. Enhancement of student’s intellectual abilities and moral values. Enrichment through culture and the arts. Concerts and art exhibits by national and international artists. Student involvement on creative projects. A spiritual dimension to learning. Relating life and learning to spiritual values and ethical norms and behavior.
Kalayaan is the KALAYAAN COLLEGE LOGO Filipino term for freedom, independence or liberation. For Kalayaan College, Kalayaan refers to the freedom of our students to develop their full potential for their good and the good of humankind. Kalayaan also means education for freedom; to free the mind from the shackles of ignorance, intolerance, and prejudice.
To nurture in our students the needed values, knowledge, skills and commitment in a caring community of learners enjoying academic freedom and in touch with the larger community and the world.
To be leading center of learning, educating our share of tomorrow’s professionals and leaders who are committed to the ideal building a just humane society, fulfilling the materials and spiritual needs of our nation, and contributing to global and human development.
JOSE V. ABUEVA, Founding President U.P. President (1987-1993); U.P. Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Administration; B.A. cumlaude, University of the Phils.;
MPA and PhD in Political Science, University of Michigan.
GONZALO M. JURADO Former U.P. Professor of Economics; A.B. in Far Eastern University; M.A. in University of the Phils. and PhD in Development Economics and International Development,
University of Wisconsin.
VIRGINIA S. CARIÑO Former U.P. Professor of Biology; B.S. and M.S. Zoology, University of the Phils., M.S. Dev. Biology, Chicago; PhD Environmental Science, University of the Phils.
MA. OLIVA Z. DOMINGO U.P. Professor of Public Administration; Former Director of CLCD-NCPAG, University of the Phils.; BAPA, MPA and DPA, University of the Phils.
THELMA V. KINTANAR U.P. Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature; Ph. D in English Literature, Stanford University; Director of the UP Center for Women’s Studies.
EMETERIA P. LEE U.P. Registrar and Professor of English, UP Education Research Program, College of Education, University of the Phils.