Angelicum College

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Angelicum College


Motto Caritas, Justitia, Fortitudo


Type Private, Dominican
Rector Rev. Fr. Ferdinand L. Bautista O.P.
Staff No information available

No information available

Location Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and White
Mascot Ac roebucks.gif Roebucks
Affiliations Athletic Assiociation for Private Schools (AAPS), Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA), PAASCU
Website [1]

Angelicum College, Quezon City (ACQC) is the first Philippine school implementing a non-graded system of education. Run by the Dominican Order, its basic education program has been accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).



The roots of Angelicum College was an idea by Fr. Rogelio Alarcon, a Dominican priest, who proposed a school that would cater to the individual needs of each student and would discard the traditional concept of measuring a student's ability through grading. Backed up by his comparative studies on the different systems of education at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, he proposed the idea of a non-graded school to the Dominican province.

The proposal was approved in 1972, a few months after he was appointed First Provincial of the Philippine Dominican Province. The school was to be called the Angelicum School, after one of the Dominican house of studies in Rome. The school opened on July 5, 1972, with 315 male students, 9 teachers, six classrooms and a small library housed at the Dominican seminary. The school intially offered only grade school and high school education.

Two years later, in 1974, the first batch of female students were accepted. In 1977 the St. Antoninus School, a division for special needs students, was opened. Angelicum then expanded to include a school in Jaro, Iloilo.

In 1995 the College Department was opened, and the school was renamed into the Angelicum College in May 1996. The Home Study Program of the College was recognized in August 1996, and the college formally launched the home-study based Re-entry Education Alternatives for the Poor (REAP) Program in January 1999.

Academic Programs - College

Computer Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts (ABCA)


  • BS Secondary Education Major in Math (BSED MATH)
  • BS Secondary Education Major in Biological Science (BSED SCI)

Business Courses

  • BS in Entrepreneurship (BS-ENT)
  • BS Business Administration Major in Human Resource Development Management (BSBA-HRDM)

Diploma Courses

  • Culinary Arts
  • Ship Cabin Restaurant Management

Notable Alumni

  • Romnick Sarmenta, HS Class of 1989 (Award winning Actor)
  • Gary Estrada, HS Class of 1990 (Board Member, Quezon Province; Actor)
  • Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, HS Class of 1991 (US Plastic Surgeon who developed the "Celtic Cross" technique for umbilical reconstruction which was published in one of the leading international journals in reconstructive surgery (Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Percival Guidote, HS Class of 1991 (Top 2 Phil Mechanical Engineering Licensure Exam 1997; Founding member of PESO)
  • Jeffrey Santos Aguiman, HS Class of 1992 (President, Lea Salonga Fans Club)
  • Dexter Aviles, HS Class of 1992 (Owner, Red Vanilla Bags)
  • Bobby Barredo, HS Class of 1992 (Ramp Model)
  • Marvin Bundoc, HS Class of 1992 (Ramp, TV and Commercial Model)
  • Carlo Caloy, CPA, HS Class of 1992 (Ramp, TV and Commercial Model)
  • Clint Paul Cation, HS Class of 1992 (Former CAT Corps Commander; Print Ad Model; Pentathlete)
  • Christina Deocadiz-Villacorte, HS Class of 1992 (field reporter ABS-CBN, field reporter CBS Radio in Los Angeles)
  • J Edelon Diaz, HS Class of 1992 (Ramp Model)
  • Jed Dimaano, HS Class of 1992 (Associate Director, Barclays Capital of Singapore)
  • Master John Russel Escudero, HS Class of 1992 (Martial Arts Instructor Lightning Stike Arnis)
  • Atty. Angelo Gonzales, CPA, MBA, MPA, HS Class of 1992 (Brother of Atty. Dick Gonzales, former Caloocan City Representative and Atty. Isagani Gonzales, Caloocan City Councilor)
  • Ulysses Sy Jerus, Ph.D. HS Class of 1992 (San Miguel Corporation Financial and Marketing Executive, presented the SanMig Light and San Mig Cola to the SMC Board of Directors for approval)
  • Christian M. Maramara, HS Class of 1992 (Paypal Country Manager)
  • Charles Xonn Miranda MD, HS Class of 1992 (Anesthesiologist, Graduated HS @ 14 y/o and became a licensed doctor @ 21 years old)
  • Atty. Arvin Hernandez Pajaron, HS Class of 1992 (Electoral Tribunal Lawyer)
  • Richard Panlilio, HS Class of 1992 (Senior Account Executive, Nielsen)
  • Major Angelo Pantaleon, PA, HS Class of 1992 (Baron, PMA Masikhay Class of 1999)
  • Ricardo Papa, II, HS Class of 1992 (1st Nominee Party List Representative, BANGON TRANSPORT!)
  • Alvin June Pena, HS Class of 1992 (Sultan Hajji Hassanal Bolkiah's Interior Designer)
  • Marc Reyes, HS Class of 1992 (TV and Movie Director; GMA 7 Resident Director)
  • Ronald Ruiz, HS Class of 1992 (Ramp Model)
  • Atty. Ray Paolo Santiago, GS Class of 1988 (Human Rights Lawyer)
  • Joven Virgo, HS Class of 1992 (Owner, Virgo Ink)
  • María Destresa Salazar (Dessa), HS CLass of 1994 (singer)
  • Henna Kaizzelle Nicole G. Cajandig, HS Class 0f 2008 (Ramp Model/ Ford Supermodel Phils. 08 top3 / World Supermodel 09 top 10 & ms.photogenic)
  • Junelyn Asia Agcaoili, HS Class of 1995 (VIVA artist, former VIVA Hotbabe)
  • Jorj Anthony "J.A." Tadena, HS Class of 1994 (cinematographer, Best Cinematography (Mano Po 2: My Home): 29th Metro Manila Film Festival), Owner of Blow Up Babies Photography Studio
  • Harold Reyes, HS Class of 1997 (Award winning actor)
  • Noel Marzan, HS Class of 1997 (Naval Officer, PMA Top 2 Class of 2003)
  • Diana Manlosa (aka Diane dela Fuente), HS Class of 1998 (singer/actress)

Notable Home Study Program Alumni

  • Bernadette Sembrano (News Anchor TV Patrol)
  • Angelicum Fernandez-Oda (Consultant for the United Nations)
  • Sarah Geronimo (Singer, TV and movie actress)
  • Shaina Magdayao (TV and movie actress)
  • Boy 2 Quizon (TV and movie actor)
  • Rica Peralejo (TV and movie actress)
  • Paula Peralejo (TV and movie actress)
  • Kaye Abad (TV and movie actress)
  • Gian Matteo Fernan Guidicelli (TV and movie actor)
  • John Lloyd Cruz (TV and movie actor)
  • Anne Curtis (TV and movie actress)
  • Jake Cuenca (TV and movie actor)
  • Bea Alonzo (TV and movie actress)
  • Krista Ranillo (TV and movie actress)




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