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Arellano University

The official logo of Arellano University, a chain of private universities
Latin: Università di Arellano
Motto Per Dio e il paese
Motto in English For God and Country
Established 1938
Type Private, Nonsectarian
Chairman Francisco Paulino V. Cayco
President Francisco Paulino V. Cayco
Vice-president Florentino S. Cayco
Location Sampaloc, City of Manila, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines (Flagship campus)
Campus Urban
Former names Arellano Law College, Arellano Colleges
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Table tennis, Tennis and Volleyball
Mascot Blue Hawk
Athletics Arellano Chiefs
Affiliations NCAA

Arellano University (Pamantasang Arellano in Filipino and commonly abbreviated as A.U.) is a chain of private university. It was established in 1938 by the initiative of the late Florentino Cayco, Sr. as Arellano Law College[1] and later was known as Arellano Colleges. The university was named after the late Cayetano Arellano, the first Filipino chief justice[2]. The university has 6 constituent universities including one of which was a law school. The flagship campus of the university was Arellano University - Juan Sumulong Campus.



Arellano University was created through the initiative of Florentino Cayco, Sr., the first Filipino Undersecretary of Public Instruction and an educator. On 1938, the first Arellano University and the flagship campus, the Juan Sumulong College was opened as Arellano Law College[1] and closed on December 1941 to 1945 because of the Japanese invasion in the Philippines during the Second World War[1]. It later reopened in April 1945 and was renamed as Arellano Colleges[1], while expanding its educational curriculum and in the later years have provide better education.

On June 1946, Cayco became the first President of Arellano University and through his efforts Arellano Colleges became Arellano University on February 22, 1947, thus expanding its educational curriculum and since then offered more courses. On 1954, Arellano University opened a school of nursing and later a law school[1]. Arellano University then expanded as a chain of private university and to date has 6 constituent universities which was named after several national heroes of the Philippines as follows; Andres Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini, Jose Abad Santos, Jose Rizal, Juan Sumulong, and Marcelo H. del Pilar.

Constituent universities

The Main Hall of Arellano Plaridel H.S. as seen from its right wing.


  • Francisco Paulino (V)alente Cayco-President
  • Alma C. Curato-Board Member
  • Pedro S. Cayco-Board Member
  • Valente V. Cayco-Board Member
  • Atty. Eliseo P. Ocampo-Corporate Secretary
  • Prof. Mildred A. Atendido-Vice President for Academic Affairs and concurrerntly Dean, Graduate School of Business (Ret.)
  • Atty. Frederick G. Dedace-Vice-President for Human Resources Development & concurrently director for Legal Affairs
  • Atty. Roland A. Niedo-Sr. Asst. Vice-President for Student Personnel Services & concurrently Officer-in-Charge, Registrar’s Office
  • Prof. Mario F. Sales-Asst. Vice-President for International Affairs & concurrently Dean, School of Business and Commerce
  • Prof. Zenaida M. Lobrergat-Asst. Vice-President for Arellano University in Pasay (AU Pasay) Jose Abad Santos Campus (Ret.)
  • Prof. Elena T. Rodriguez-Asst. Vice-President for Arellano University in Pasig (AU Pasig) Andres Bonifacio Campus (Ret.)
  • Ms. Grace V. Cayco-Auditor
  • Dr. Antonio V. Cayco-Medical Director

Past and Present Members of the Faculty

  • Dean Jose R. Sundiang [3]
  • Dean Antonio Nachura now Supreme Court Justice
  • Dean Virgilio Jara
  • Dean Mariano Magsalin
  • Assistant Dean Francis Sababan
  • Dean Eduardo Abella
  • Atty. Rizalina Lumbera
  • Judge Joselito dj.Vibandor

Prominent Law School Alumni

  • MTC Judge Rainelda Estacio- Montessa
  • Prosecutor Sean Patrick Dionisio- Prosecutor Province of Rizal
  • Prosecutor Keivin Galope- Prosecutor Las Pinas City
  • Prosecutor Dennis James Daraguay - Prosecutor Las Pinas City
  • Prosecutor Vance Cedrick Galve- Prosecutor Las Pinas City
  • Prosecutor John Carl Binarao- Prosecutor Antipolo City
  • Prosecutor Orven Untalan- Prosecutor Marikina City
  • Prosecutor Marissa Dadulla- Prosecutor Province of Rizal (San Mateo)
  • Prosecutor John Imperial- Prosecutor Pasay City
  • Municipal Court Judge Edwin Buffe
  • Public Attorney Ferdinand Arabit
  • Atty. Roy Anthony Oreta- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Joey Lizardo - politician and practising attorney
  • Atty. Jerome Norman Labor Tacorda- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Dax Tanjuatco- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Robbie Roco- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Wallen De Vera- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Robert Michael Natividad- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Duane Tumale- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Eleuper Martinez- practicing attorney
  • Atty. Elaine Adora- practicing attorney

Arellano Hymn

The Arellano Hymn is the university hymn of the Arellano University.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "HISTORY". Arellano University. Retrieved 2010-03-10. "Information about the History and Founders of Arellano University, as well as the institution's Mission & Vision" 
  2. ^ Cruz, Isagani A. (2000). Res Gestae: A Brief History of the Supreme Court. Rex Book Store, Manila
  3. ^ [1]
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