Alaminos City Campus: A Retrospect


The partnership between the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Alaminos City and Pangasinan State University (PSU) is based on the concept of shared responsibility between the local government and the national government in providing quality education to the people, bringing about a progressive human economy, as mandated in the 1987 Constitution, Article XIV, Section 1, to wit: “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.”

PSU-Alaminos City Campus (ACC) was established through the initiative and visionary leadership of then City Mayor Hernani Braganza. The said proposal earned the constructive support of the PSU President, Dr. Victoriano C. Estira, who commissioned a technical working group led by then Dr. Elena R. Barcelona, the first Executive Director of the Campus, to conduct a study regarding its feasibility.

The Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) of Alaminos favorably endorsed and approved the establishment of this Campus as contained in its SP Resolution No. 2007-84, Series of 2007, adopted on November 16, 2007. Hence, in 2008, the same Sangguniang Panglungsod approved and allotted an initial budget of P10M for the construction of the first PSU building. In 2011, another P15M was allotted by the Sangguniang Panglungsod for the second phase of the building to better provide conducive facilities for its fast-growing population. The building is now known as the Purita R. A. Braganza Building.

Eventually, this proposed Campus was approved on April 19, 2009 by the PSU Board of Regents, its highest governing board, through the en banc BOR Resolution No. 04, Series of 2009.

The Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) of Alaminos City authorized the Honorable Mayor Hernani A. Braganza to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PSU for the establishment of its campus in the City of Alaminos, as contained in its SP Resolution No. 2009-89, s. 2009;

To officially seal the agreement between PSU and the LGU of Alaminos City, a memorandum was signed on September 14, 2009. The Ground-Breaking Ceremony was held on December 13, 2009 that formally started the construction of the PSU Alaminos City Campus building. Atty. Eulando Lontoc, the Legal Officer of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Central Office, representing then CHED Chairperson Dr. Emmanuel Y. Angeles, served as the Guest of Honor and Speaker in the said ceremony.

The present school site, a 3.5-hectare agricultural land, was bought by the LGU of Alaminos City in Barangay Bolaney. With its unprecedented student population, it ranks fifth among the nine campuses of the University since 2013. The former President of the Philippines, His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, granted this Campus a financial endowment amounting to Php 20,000,000.00 for the first phase of the construction of the three-storey academic building in response to this growing population. Further, Hon. Arthur F. Celeste, Mayor of Alaminos City and now a member of the PSU Board of Regents as private sector representative, authorized the use of additional buildings in the hospital complex for instructional purposes.

In order to continuously provide quality services to its stakeholders, PSU, through the University President, Dr. Dexter R. Buted, together with the 5th Campus Executive Director of Alaminos City, Dr. Renato E. Salcedo, initiated a discussion with the LGU of Alaminos on the possible donation of the land where PSU-ACC is located. Hence, series of meetings and discussions were held as regards this matter.

Only this year 2021 on the 16th of March, Hon. Mayor Arth Bryan C. Celeste was authorized to execute a Deed of Donation in behalf of the City Government of Alaminos for the three parcels of land with their specific descriptions provided below, as contained in the SP Resolution No. 2021-67, s. 2021:

Parcel 1: A parcel of land with an area of 27,439 square meters, located at Brgy. Bolaney, Alaminos City, Pangasinan, bounded on the North by barangay road; on the South by existing right of way; on the East by national road and on the West barangay road declared under Tax Declaration No. 2018-09-01862 including improvement thereof specifically Purita Braganza Building declared under Tax Declaration No. 2018-09-01015, identified as Lot 2;

Parcel 2: A parcel of land with an area of 403 square meters, located at Brgy. Bolaney, Alaminos City, Pangasinan, bounded on the NW, NE and SE by property of Alejandro De Castro; and on the SW by lot 2-A, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 027-2015000510, declared under Tax Declaration No. 2018-09-01863 identified as lot 2-B, PSD-01-074535; and

Parcel 3: A parcel of land with an area of 2,652 square meters, located at Brgy. Bolaney, Alaminos City, Pangasinan, bounded on the NE by lot 4206; on the SW by lot 4211; on the SE by barangay road and on the NW by lot 4524-C-2 (Proposed Road) declared under Tax Declaration No. 2018-09-01007 identified as lot 4524-C-1.

Through the concerted efforts of everyone, PSU-ACC has been one of the top performing campuses of the University as evidenced by the many accomplishments the Campus has done for the past years. Considering these accomplishments and PSU-ACC’s significant role as major agent of economic growth, the LGU of Alaminos City has approved for its land to be donated to PSU-ACC. Thus, on May 31, 2021, the deed of land donation was awarded by the LGU Alaminos City to PSU-ACC in a formal ceremony held at the Purita Braganza Building atrium, PSU Alaminos City Campus. This historic event was attended by PSU Officials headed by Dr. Dexter R. Buted and the LGU Alaminos lead by Hon. Mayor Arth Bryan C. Celeste. Also present were the Vice Mayor of Alaminos, Hon. Jose Antonio Miguel Y. Perez with the city councilors.














campus officials


Charlaine P. Lopez
Dean, College of Management and Technology
Ellen Grace B. Ugalde
Dean, College of Teacher Education
Rene D. Cacho
Campus Administrative Officer
Caren O. Ventayen


Chairperson, Elementary and General Education
Chenee Marie C. Cacho
Chairperson, Secondary and Professional Education
Frank A. Padlan


Chairperson, Business Administration
Ruissan A. Ramos
Chairperson, Information Technology
Pauleen Mae N. Camba


Chairperson, Hospitality Management
Office of the Campus Executive Director
Levi Jethro N. Balgua
Campus Executive Secretary
D’Alchemy O. Mones
Coordinator, ICT Management Office
Academic and Student Affairs  
Elmer C. Diocares
Coordinator for Student and Alumni Affairs
Divina C. Abogado
Coordinator, NSTP, PE, and Sports Development
Denessa M. Racraquin
Coordinator, Culture and Arts Affairs
Michelle T. Lacson
Campus Head, Medical and Dental Services/ Campus Nurse
Luisa Andrea C. Junio
Campus Head, Library Services
Brandy N. Celino
Campus Head, Admission and Guidance Services
Elmer C. Diocares
Campus Head, Sentro ng Wikang Filipino
Mervin Stephen C. Anoc
Campus Head, Center for Foreign Languages
Denessa M. Racraquin
Campus Head, Practice Teaching and Review Center
Justine Lord Ramos
Campus Head, Skills, and Career Development
Anna Marie J. De Guzman
School Paper Adviser, The University Frontier
Rose Dyan S. Lopez
Acting Campus Registrar
Administration and Linkages
Gloria M. Ducut
Coordinator, Human Resources Development Office
Campus Focal Person, Investors in People
Janice R. Carambas
Coordinator, PRPIO
Rene D. Cacho
Coordinator for Physical Plant and Facilities
Coordinator for Solid Waste Management and Pollution
Control/Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Christopher J. Cocal
Coordinator, Supply Management Office
Abegail Ancheta
Records Management Officer
Campus Head, Statistics Center
Marino B. Bartolome, Jr.
Campus Head, Vehicle Maintenance
Melchor R. Tugade
Campus Head, Security Services Unit
Rodolfo R. Raborar II
Campus Head, Laboratories
Amalia A. Ancheta
Campus Values Restoration Officer
Planning and Finance Management
Rosel L. Dela Cruz
Coordinator, Planning
Jelson G. Ugalde
Coordinator, Income-Generating Projects
Dianne Abigail DG. Vila
Coordinator, Finance Management Services
Research, Extension, and Innovation
Melody C. De Vera
Coordinator, Research and Development
Jocelyn S. De Vera
Coordinator, Extension Services
Zarah Jane B. Anuddin
Coordinator, Gender and Development
Quality Assurance
Shyeleen A. Nunez
Coordinator, Quality Assurance
Campus Head, Risk Management Unit
Fidel B. Racuya, Jr.
Campus Document Control Custodian