Saint Pedro Poveda College

Saint Pedro Poveda College

Infobox University
name = Saint Pedro Poveda College
native_name = Kolehiyong San Pedro Poveda

motto =
established = 1960
type = Private Roman Catholic college
head_label = Rector-President
head =
city = Mandaluyong City
state = Metro Manila
country = Philippines
undergrad =
postgrad =
postgrad_label = Grade School
High School
faculty =
campus = Mandaluyong City
free_label = Hymn |Alma mater free =
mascot =
colors = Yellow, Black, White
nickname = Povedans
website = []

The Saint Pedro Poveda College (Poveda, SPPC), formerly known as the Poveda Learning Center and Institicion Teresiana is a Private Teresian college exclusively for girls located in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. It also provides Primary and Secondary education for young women and college for males and females.


Pedro Poveda was born in Linares, Spain on December 3, 1874. After he was ordained priest in Guadix in 1897, he exercised his first apostolic ministry among the poor cave dwellers. He organized a livelihood program for adults and established a school for children. He gave himself to human and social advancement of the poor and marginalized people.

In 1906, he was assigned as Canon in Marian Sanctuary of Covadonga. While in Covadonga, he became aware of the importance of education and the emerging trends, so he dedicated himself to solve the problems that confronted Christian education at that time. He wrote to the university sector of Madrid where women were just beginning to take active part in the academic life of the universities.

When the Civil War broke out, he was identified as an enemy by those who wished to dechristianize the schools. On July 28, 1936, he was shot to death for his faith and for the cause of Christian education.

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica on October 10, 1993, together with Victoria Diez, a member of the Teresian Association.

May 4, 2003 marked the canonization of Pedro Poveda by Pope John Paul II in Madrid, Spain. Fr. Poveda was declared SAINT. His work is continued by the many men, women and youth in four continents where the Teresian Association is. []

The School

Formerly Poveda Learning Center, the heritage of Saint Pedro Poveda College stems back to 1960 when Institucion Teresiana School was opened. The school first offered Kindergarten and Primary classes, and began offering Preschool, Elementary and High School Education by 1969.

Pedro Poveda's philosophy and principles of education are integrated in the school's Personalized Education Program (PEP). This program has been implemented since the beginnings of the school.

By December 3, 1974, during the birth centennial celebration of Saint Pedro Poveda, Institucion Teresiana changed its name to Poveda Learning Center as a fitting tribute to him. That same year, UNESCO honored Pedro Poveda as "Humanist and Educator". Poveda is also known as SPPC and has its own student council. It is composed of 20 students.

As a response to the call to contribute to the transformation of Philippine Society, two degree programs in the field of education and business administration with various areas of specialization are being offered, effective AY 2005-2006. With the expansion into tertiary education, the name of the school has been changed to Saint Pedro Poveda College. [ [ :: Saint Pedro Poveda College Online :: ] ]

Personalized Education Program

Famous Students and Alumnae

*Aimee Marcos - entrepreneur, musicial, daughter of former President Marcos
*Amina Aranaz-Alunan [] - bag designer, School of Fashion and Arts Founder
*Beng Calma - singer, Drip
*Conchita Campos [] - singer-songwriter
*Giselle Sanchez - comedienne, actress
*Imee Marcos - politician (grade school only)
*Isabel Roces [] - model, PETA spokesperson
*Janna Pablo - actress on TV Show Let's Go
*Karylle Tatlonghari - singer, actress, TV host
*KC Concepction [] - actress (grade school only)
*Kris Aquino - actress, TV show host (grade school only)
*Marnie Pulumbarit-Manicad [] - filmmaker
*Mich Dulce - fashion designer
*Noelle Wenceslao [] - one of the first Southeast Asian women to summit Mount Everest
*Patty Laurel - TV show host, former MTV VJ
*Raya Mananquil - model
*Rissa Mananquil - model


Segovia BuildingPreschool students (Kinders 1-3) and Grades 1-3 occupy this building. It is named after Servant of God, Josefa Segovia. It includes the Multi Purpose room, college

Victoria BuildingNamed after Blessed Victoria Diez, Grades 4-7 occupy this building, including the principals office, library, Audio-Visual Room, to name a few.

Poveda BuildingNamed after Saint Pedro Poveda, this is the first building to be built.High school students occupy this building, and includes the president's office, chapel, the little theater and the Covadonga.

Under construction, is the Gymnasium/Auditorium, which will be completed in the late 2008, or early 2009.

Canteen/Cafeteriathe newest building in Poveda and construction was finished on 2003.


External links

* [ Saint Pedro Poveda College website]

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