Information about St. Paul University Philippines
St. Paul University of the Philippines
St. Paul University of the Philippines (SPUP) is a Catholic educational institution owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC). It is located in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, and is one of the 40 schools under the SPC in the country.
The university's history dates back to its establishment as Colegio de San Pablo in 1907 by six SPC nuns. Over the years, it underwent several name changes, becoming Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in 1909 and Sacred Heart of Jesus Institution in 1925. During World War II, the school served as a military garrison and hospital for the Japanese forces.
Despite several accidents, including a fire that destroyed the campus in 1965, SPUP and its staff persevered. By 1982, the school officially became the first university and Catholic university in the Cagayan Valley region .In recognition of its historical significance, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines awarded SPUP a Historical Marker in 2014.
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