PUP President Tops Highest-Paid State University Presidents List, Sparks Controversies In The Institution

  • Commission on Audit names highest-paid Presidents of State Universities and Colleges
  • PUP comes out on top, UP on 22nd spot

In the latest report of Commission on Audit regarding the annual salaries of State Universities and Colleges Presidents, Polytechnic University of the Philippines President, Dr. Emmanuel De Guzman, came up with a whopping income of Php. 3,470,218. This entitled him to take the first spot on the Highest-Paid Presidents of State Universities and Colleges List.

PUP President Highest Paid SUC Official

Good news?

Not at all. Considering the current situation of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines right now, having students going against the administration and calling for better academic services, this report is a big slap to the institution.

Emmanuel de Guzman, the extended President of PUP earns a lot more than the President of University of the Philippines System Administration who barely made to the Top 20. Ranked 22nd in the list, UP System ‘prides itself as the country’s top university’ despite being governed by arguably low-paying officials.

PUP President Highest Paid SUC Official

The list was a shock.

Seeing this annual salaries of these Presidents reflect on their service to their university. SUCs, funded by the National government, play a vital role in the education system of the country. Despite taking only 6% of the total 1,700 higher education institutions in the Philippines, they cater almost half of the college enrollments.

PUP President Highest Paid SUC Official

Wake up call

PUP President Highest Paid SUC Official
PUP homes the biggest student rallies in the country [Taken circa 2010, photo from Arkibong Bayan]
Despite taking the highest rank on the list, PUP students did not take pride on this.

They still call for better facilities and fair academic services. As the home of the bravest student-activists, Ang Mga Iskolar Ng Bayan will not tolerate these injustices.

Written by Denis Santos

A Journalism student who considers nature as his second home. Likes to travel on a budget, and believes tofu and nuggets come hand in hand.

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