The world today experiences rapid and continuous change brought about not only by God’s own design but also by man himself through science and technology. This change is perceived as favorable for development of the nation.

 

The Philippines like the rest of the developing countries has adopted the thrust to improve quality of life. Greater attention is to be given to the less fortunate, particularly the marginalized. This direction is part of a clear vision of national leaders as reflected in the Long Term Development Plan (2000-2010). It hopes to achieve or pursue this direction through mega clusters where regional initiatives on industrialization will be seen.

 

At present, the North Luzon Growth Commission which includes Region 1, Region 2 and Cordillera Administrative Region is in full gear. Urdaneta which is on its fifth year as city is one of the industrial centers in this growth center. Tourism facilities are presently undergoing improvement and investments around the centers are reaching its peak. With this scenario, industries will rise and workers will be hired resulting to growth in population. Pangasinan and La Union are the two provinces as key areas for development, which will ultimately benefit the populace in terms of enhancement of quality life.

 

Higher education as the apex of the Philippine educational system makes up the backbone of human resource planning. It is in this level where National Development depends for the higher level of manpower. Educational institutions are therefore involved in the socio-economic growth of the nation most especially in responding to manpower requirements of the country.

 

It is therefore necessary that the goals and objectives of the higher education be attuned to national development, to meet the economy’s manpower needs. The institutions must produce quality graduates with skills needed by the labor market.

 

It is within this context, that the Panpacific University was conceived. Panpacific University is a non-sectarian higher education institution duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is authorized by the government to operate programs under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines through the Commission on Higher Education. Its prospects for development are articulated in its vision and mission.