Holy Angel University and Center for Kapampangan Studies

Holy Angel University

A guardian angel watches over students

"Holy Angel University (HAU; colloquially, "Oli") is a private Roman Catholic university in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Founded in 1933, it is considered the first lay-founded Catholic school as well as the first co-educational Catholic high school.[1]

"With a student population of over 21,000, it is the largest private institute of education and the largest student population in a single campus in Central Luzon.

"Holy Angel University also has a Level II reaccredited status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) for its Accountancy, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Hospitality Management and High School programs, as well as Level I accredited status for its Elementary School and candidate status for its Graduate School.[2]

"The national government recognizes the institution as among the country's top universities in terms of academic excellence when the Commission on Higher Education renewed the university's Autonomous Status. This follows the acquisition of an international accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)-the only school in the Philippines and the Far East to have done so.

"CHED has also declared seven programs as centers of development, namely, Teacher Education, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Computer Science, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Electrical Engineering." (from the Wikipedia page)

Just the Facts:
  • Address: Santo Rosario Street, Angeles City, 2009 Pampanga, Philippines
  • Location:  Next to Holy Rosary Parish Church
  • Phone: (045) 887-5748
  • Email: Visit the University's Contact Page for more information
  • Map: Click here; GPS: 15.133034, 120.589966
More Information:

Center for Kapampangan Studies

The Don Juan Nepomuceno Building at Holy Angel University,
which houses the Center for Kapampangan Studies

"Holy Angel University established the Center for Kapampangan Studies in 2002. This institution, which aims at preserving the studies and promote Kapampangan’s cultural and historical heritage, has a museum that displays, dioramas, anthropological materials, religious relics, photographs, documents and manuscripts highlighting Pampanga's culture and history." (from the Center website)

The Center now houses two more significant collections: materials from the estate of National Artist Vicente Manansala, born in Macabebe, Pampanga (see the gallery below); and the Pinatubo Museum, opened on June 14, 2016.

Just the Facts:
  • Address: Santo Rosario Street, Angeles City, 2009 Pampanga, Philippines
  • Location:  Inside Holy Angel University
  • Phone: (045) 887-5748; (045) 888-8691 to 93; (045) 888-2902; (045) 888-1620; (045) 625-9619
  • Email: kapampangancenter@gmail.com
  • Map: Click here; GPS: 15.133034, 120.589966
  • Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday (closed Sundays). Also closed during school holidays.
  • Entrance Fee: Free

More Information:

(Click any image to enlarge)

The main gateway to the Holy Angel campus is guarded by--
holy angels! (Actually, archangels. Eight of 'em.)
From the Center for Kapampangan Studies

Statue of Don Juan Nepomuceno,
founder of Holy Angel University

The 21 statues in this retablo miniature represent
the patron saints of towns in Pampanga.

Some of the items in the Vicente Manansala Collection

More of the items in the Vicente Manansala Collection

Created June 13, 2016

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