About the President

Dr. Anthony Jose M. Tamayo

Anthony Jose Moran Tamayo is the President of University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD). He is the eldest son of Dr./BGEN Antonio Laperal Tamayo and Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo, founders of UPHSD. The university was established in 1975 anchored on the motto “Character Building is Nation Building”.

From an early age, his parents mentored him on the intricacies of managing a family owned learning institution. Prior to assuming his role as University President, Anthony was appointed as Executive Assistant to the president in 1997.   In 1998, he became a member of the Board of Directors and officially started as Corporate Secretary.  Later he became Vice President for Special Projects of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA and the Perpetual Help Medical Center until he left   for the U.S. to purse graduate studies in 2002.

Upon his return in 2005, he was appointed as Corporate Treasurer, Chairman of the Presidential Management Staff and Faculty of the School of Business Administration until 2009.  He initiated projects related to facilities improvement, corporate finance, accounting, real property, equipment acquisition, and construction.

Anthony was later appointed as Senior Executive Vice President of the DALTA Group of Companies.  He managed the operation of the various businesses of the family. He became the President of TJ Enterprises and led the strategic management and business development of a 16,000 head swine farm and meat processing plant. 

When Anthony assumed the presidency of UPHSD in 2010, he initiated a university upgrade program through improvement in facilities, faculty, curricula, teaching tools and other quality indicators.  He provided leadership in elevating the Las Piñas Campus to Autonomous status (2017-2019 and 2019-2021) and the Molino and Calamba campuses to Deregulated status (2019-2021). He also steered the university system towards achieving ISO 9001-2015 certification.

Moreover, he directed the university in achieving recognition of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), as one of the top five institutions with the Most Number of Accredited Programs in the last seven years.  For 2020, the Las Piñas campus achieved the third spot  with the highest number of accredited programs and the highest number of Level 2 accredited programs in the country.

Furthermore, Anthony successfully implemented the K-12 program, resulting in 12,000 Senior High School enrollees in the first two years of the transition. He also fostered internationalization through partnerships that produced more than 4,000 foreign students enrolled to date.

When COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, the university had to find ways to continue learning and teaching in a safe environment.  Anthony introduced improvements to the

university’s flexible learning options partly  through  inspiration from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) members.  The university adopted new learning technologies such as Learning Management System, robotics, and various simulation software.

Recently, he brought more honor to the Perpetual Help System and the Tamayo clan when he was elected last October 2020 as the 49th president of PACU, the oldest existing private education association in the country with 194 member schools. PACU has been  consistently pushing advocacies that promote delivery of quality education and assist in crafting policies that will provide for equitable government support to private institutions.  For more than a decade, Anthony has served the association as: Vice President for Luzon in 2010 to 2012; Treasurer in 2012 to 2016; 2nd Vice President in 2016 to 2018 and 1st Vice President in 2018 to 2020.

Anthony is also active in other organizations. He was the Policy Board President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 2011 and 2018; Founding Chairman, Consortium of the South (2011 to 2013); Member, Board of Directors, JCI Senate Manila in 2016; Member, Board of Trustees, Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of the Philippines (2015 to 2019); Senator, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila (2014 to present), Member, Management Association of the Philippines (2018 to present); Member, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1997 to present).

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman where he graduated cum laude. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.  He took his Master in Business Administration at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master in Education at Harvard University. He is a candidate for a PhD. in Organization Development from the Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary Institute (SAIDI).

Throughout his life, Anthony Jose Moran Tamayo is a leader who gets things done with ease and humility. Anthony’s character stems from his upbringing in a God-centered family environment coupled with his vision of a life dedicated to service, a burning passion to help others and to serve the community particularly in the field of education.