Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (2000)

The Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) supervises instruction in physical education within the University’s undergraduate programs and organizes all university-level sports activities like the Thomasian Goodwill Games. It also oversees the representation of the University in various external competitions and tournaments such as the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the UNIGAMEs, etc.

In the present organizational set-up, the institute has 3 departments, namely, Service PE, Bachelor of Physical Education, and Athletics. The Service PE section takes care of the Physical Education courses being required by the Commission on Higher Education in tertiary education. The Bachelor of Physical Education department supervises the academic degree with a major in Sports and Wellness Management which the Institute grants to its students. The Athletics Section concerns itself mainly with the over-all athletics program, which includes the management of the varsity players and the coaches.

Degree Program

BACHELOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION – SPORTS AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT (5 years)

The Bachelor of Physical Education is a five-year program with the primary goal of providing the students with a broadly based understanding of the discipline through theoretical and practical courses in physical education and sports management. This program allows maximum opportunity for students to pursue various combinations of courses in teaching, coaching, programming and administration, and within their particular areas of interest.

The BPE-Sports and Wellness Management is a curricular program for corporate industry that shall:

  • equip graduates with necessary knowledge and skills in various sports, fitness and recreation activities;
  • provide program opportunities for sports, fitness and recreation and facility management;
  • provide exposure to business and corporate career achievement;
  • provide engagement in sports, wellness, fitness economics and litigations; and
  • address various needs of the changing world towards enjoyable physical activity and sports experience for a better of quality life of the clients.

Our Identity

Vision

Mindful of the centuries-old tradition of excellence of the university, the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics envisions itself to become a leading institution for Physical Education and Sports Development in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region.

MIssion

One with the University’s mission in her pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics commits to provide highly specialized Physical Activities Through Health and Fitness courses, offer a holistic Sports and Wellness Management curriculum with suitable career preparation programs, and create a balanced athlete development program that reflects and promotes a Christian vision of sports.

Patron Saint

St. John Paul II

Administration, Officials, and Staff

Rev. Fr. Jannel N. Abogado, O.P., DTPS, Director / Regent

Asst. Prof. Gilda Ma. Paz R. Kamus, MEd, Institute Secretary

Asst. Prof. Rodrigo A. Sambuang, MA, Athletics Moderator

Asst. Prof. Pauline A. Gabayan, Service Physical Education Moderator

Assoc. Prof. Jerome A. Porto, PhD, Bachelor of Physical Education Program Chair

Faculty Council

Rev. fr. Jannel N. Abogado, O.P., DTPS, Chair

Asst. Prof. Pauline A. Gabayan, LPT, MATMember

Assoc. Prof. Jerome A. Porto, LPT, DPd, Member

Asst. Prof. Rodrigo A. Sambuang, Jr., LPT, MAEd, Member

Asst. Prof. Marcelita Apolonia, LPT, MPES, Member

Asst. Prof. Al Denn John Lozada, LPT, MPES, Member

Asst. Prof. Ma. Gilda Paz R. Kamus, MEd, Ex-Officio Secretary

Coordinators

ACADEMIC

Asst. Prof. Aida A. Vargas, MPES

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND EXTENSION (Simbahayan)

Asst. Prof. Marcelita L. Apolonia

e-LEARNING SPECIALIST

Asst. Prof. Diana N. Dy

LIBRARY

Ms. Mia Elaine Jr. C. Andaliza

STUDENT WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT

Ms. Jasmin S. Simpao

Support Staff

Mr. Dan Dave Bulaon, MEd, Office Clerk

Ms. Marcelita Castaño, General Office Clerk

Ms. Reynalyn Guerrero, Office Clerk

Ms. Angelina Payuran, Office Staff

Mr. Erickson D. Pabalan, Athletes Supervisor

Mr. Ricardo Hermoso, Maintenance Staff

Mr. Genaro Manalili, Maintenance Staff

Mr. Raul Tindogan, Maintenance Staff

Faculty Members

ABEJUELA, ANN GELINE R. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Management (Roosevelt College, Inc. – Cainta, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ADAJAR, MARC ANTHONY B. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master in Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ADRI, REBECCA L. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, major in Educational Leadership and Management (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina – Marikina, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Management (Roosevelt College, Inc. – Cainta, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ALCANTARA, CYRUS T. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Business Administration (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ALVARADO, Myra D.(Assistant Professor 4)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Management (Magna cum Laude) (Roosevelt College, Inc. – Cainta, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ANDALIZA, MIA ELAINE C. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ANSELMO, RAYMOND M. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Master of Education in Physical Education (Philippines Normal University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

APOLONIA, MARCELITA L. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ATTOLBA, TRISHA JOY A. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Travel Management (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BALDERAMA, RAFAEL VICTOR A. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Physical Education, major in Sports and Wellness Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BANEBANE, MA. DELAPAZ B. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music and Arts, and Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BELA-ONG, LUISA L. (Instructor 4)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education (Bulacan State University – Malolos City, Bulacan)
  • Bachelor of secondary Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CAJEFE, NOLI A. (Instructor 5)

Degree

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports, major in Physical Education (Polytechnic University Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor in Physical Education (Polytechnic University Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

CANDELARIA. SHIELA ANN J. (Instructor 2)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Human Resource Development Management (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela – Valenzuela, Philippines)

CARPIO, PRECIOUS LEIGH C. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Physical Education, major in Sports and Wellness Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CASTRO, KATHLEEN LOU B. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports, major in Physical Education (Polytechnic University Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CASTRO, PAUL GABRIEL A. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CATRIS, RHAYZOR JURRIENE R.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Physical Education, major in Sports and Wellness Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CERVANTES, PAULA KARMINA C. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (Bulacan State University – Bulacan, Philippines)

CHAIWALLA, MARK ANTHONY B. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

    • Master of Arts in Nursing (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CHUA, MIGUEL JUSTIN ANDRE E. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Physical Education, major in Sports and Wellness Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CLAVO DE COMER, LAURA VICTORIA W. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Development Studies (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

COMPAÑERO, JOSEPH S. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Manila, Philippines)

CRUZ, PAOLO ENRICO (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Physical Education, major in Sports and Wellness Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DAZA, JEROME F. (Instructor 2)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

DE GUZMAN, JULIUS I. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila)

DE LA PENA, TEODORO C. (Instructor 5)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DEL CASTILLO, ESTRELLA P. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DRIO, JEFFREY C. (Instructor 5)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DY, DIANA N. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ERESE, ALICIA I. (Assistant Professor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Management (Summa Cum Laude) (Roosevelt College, Inc. – Cainta, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

FERRER, ERIEL N. (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)

GABAYAN, PAULINE A. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GARBIN, JHEANNE V. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GAVINO, CLARITA C. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

HERNANDEZ, ENRIQUE JR. M. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

    • Master in Physical Education (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

HIPOL, LESTER JAMES DOMINIC B. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

KAMUS, GILDA MA. PAZ R. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees 

  • Master of Education (University of Western Australia – Australia)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LAXA, ROBINSON V. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

LEANO ALEXANDER A.  (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila)

LOPEZ, MICHAEL DAVID T.  (Instructor 4)

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Human Development in Human Movement Science (University of the Philippines – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

LOZADA, AL DENN JOHN B. (Assistant Professor 2)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education, Health, and Music (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MANLANGIT, DWANE JASPER M. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MANUEL, REGINE D. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MERCINES, RACHEL D. (Instructor 4)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Manila, Philippines)

MOLANO, ANDREW MARIE EDWARD C. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

OLIVEROS, RESTY JUDE (Instructor 1)

Degree

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music Arts, and Physical Education (National Teachers College  – Manila, Philippines)

ONG, KIRBY MATTHEW F. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music Arts, and Physical Education (Trinity University of Asia  – Quezon City, Philippines)

ORMILLA, R-JAY B. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music Arts, and Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

PANGILINAN, ARNOLD S. (Instructor 2).

Degrees 

Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

PATDU, AUBRIE ANN C. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

PERALTA, SEAN JOVIC P. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

PERALTA, SHERYL GRACE M. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music Arts, and Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

PLATA, ROBERTO A. JR. (Assistant Professor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education, major in Social Studies (Roosevelt College Foundation  – Cainta, Rizal, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in History(University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

PONCE-CARDINES, MARITESS A. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education, with Specialization in Physical Education (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)

PORTO, JEROME A. (Associate Professor 1)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, major in Physical Education (Phillipine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education, Health, and Music (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

RAFON, RODEL L. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health  (Bulacan State University  – Malolos City, Bulacan

RAGUNTON, HEDDY M. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

RAMIREZ, REGIE M. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health  (Eastern Visayas State University  – Ormoc City, Philippines)

REYES, ARTEMIO T. JR. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor in Physical and Health Education (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

RUBIO, PRESCILA S. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music Arts, and Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

SAMBUANG, RODRIGO I. JR. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music Arts, and Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

SILBOR, FELIX MICHAEL C. (Assistant Professor 3)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Development Studies (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Business Administration (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

SIMPAO, JASMIN S. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Special Educatin (St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City – Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

SORRILLA, RONALD M. (Instructor 1)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Music Arts, and Physical Education (University of San Agustin – Iloilo, Philippines)

TILBE, RANDY F. (Instructor 2)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Physical Education (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines)

TOLIBAS, MARK ANGELO S. (Instructor 3)

Degrees

Master of Arts in Innovative Physical Education (University of Makati – Makati, Philippines)

Bachelor in Physical Wellness (University of Makati – Makati, Philippines)

VARGAS, AIDA A. (Assistant Professor 5)

Degrees

  • Master in Physical Education and Sports (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Business Administration (University of Santo Tomas  – Manila, Philippines)

Contact Information

Office Address

Administration Office
2/F Floor, Quadricentennial Pavilion
University of Santo Tomas,
España Boulevard, Sampaloc,
Manila 1008, Philippines

Telephone Numbers

Telephone: +63-2-3406-1611 loc. 8227

Telefax: +63-2-8731-5744

History

Athletic activities were not part of the curriculum of the University during its earlier centuries. It was not until August 1928 that Physical Education courses were mandated to be taught to the students. Among the physical activities that were initially introduced were gymnastics, dances, marching tactics, athletics, health service and exercises, and teacher training for those desiring to take-up Physical Education (P.E.) as their major / minor degree program. While such innovation in the curriculum was not without opposition from some sectors within the University, then-Rector Fr. Serapio Tamayo, O.P. determined to institutionalize P.E. courses and even approved the holding of intramural competition in athletics among the different colleges in the University, as part of the 1929 University Day celebration. The intramural games, held with great success, served to drum-up interest in athletics and exposed the need for an organized P.E. program in the University.

On January 16, 1929, with the growing interest in sports, the University, through the initiative of Rev. Fr. Jose Ga rcia Diaz, O.P., established the Physical Education Department, with Dr. Jose Rodriguez, a former Olympic basketball and football star, as its first Director. The main purpose of the department was to centralize all athletic activities in the University. During the A.Y. 1932-1933, the Director of Athletics and Chairman of the University’s Board of Athletic Control proposed to the central administration of the university the completion of the Physical Education courses as prerequisites for graduation of students enrolled in the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education, Philosophy and Letters, and Commerce, which was eventually approved.

In 1938, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association and the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF), then the highest sports organization body in the country, encouraged the original members of the “Big 3 League” (National University, University of the Philippines, and University of Santo Tomas) and FEU to establish a permanent sports association for collegiate level, which gave birth to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). The present-day Department of Athletics, representing the University, has since taken an active role in the management of the UAAP activities.

The new millennium marked a significant growth in the history of Physical Education Department. In the year 2000, the central administration of the University decided to upgrade its status to the level of an Institute; hence, the birth of the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA). The central administration made this change as it would improve its existing organizational system and would grant it greater capability to effectively realize its mission and vision in the service of the University.

Having been reformed as an independent Institute, new administrative leaders were installed. The Director is the top administrator, whose function is to plan and supervise all operations of the Institute. Likewise, a Regent, who is a Dominican priest, is assigned to look after the spiritual life of all the stakeholders of the Institute. In the present structure, these two positions are held by a Dominican priest appointed by Rector to the Institute. The Department Secretary is concerned with the external relations and internal welfare of the Institute, especially the operation and maintenance of the office, including the staff. Originally, the Institute had two departments, namely, the Service Physical Education (SPE) department and Athletics, each being supervised by a moderator. During the A.Y. 2014-2015, the Institute has again grown as it commenced to offer Bachelor of Physical Education Major in Sports and Wellness Management degree. Consequently, the Institute added its third department, namely, the Bachelor in Physical Education (BPE) department with its own supervising moderator.