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Dr. Francisco B. Benitez became the university’s ninth president in 2011 having returned to the Philippines from teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the fourth generation of the Benitez family to serve PWU and continues the family’s commitment to transformative and holistic education in the service of the nation.

Dr. Benitez is currently a Commissioner for Graduate Education of PAASCU (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities) and a Trustee of PACU (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities). He is also a Trustee of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao, which was founded by Helena Z Benitez, his grand aunt.

Dr. Benitez completed his undergraduate studies in Comparative Literature at Cornell University (summa cum laude) and his MA and Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He is married to Charlotte Kuo and they have three daughters.


PWU Undeterred

Dear PWU-JASMS Community,

The Petition filed by PWU Chair Helena Z Benitez for the Involuntary Rehabilitation of PWU was dismissed by Manila RTC Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa on August 19, 2015.

The judge rejected the recommendation of its own court-appointed receiver who said PWU was capable of rehabilitation with the conjoining of Unlad Resources Development Corp. in the rehabilitation plan.

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Welcome Message of Provost Rina S. Filart

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to PWU! I thank you and your parents for trusting us to prepare you well for your future - whatever dreams you may have for your future.

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Luistro commends PWU for promoting women empowerment

EDUCATION Secretary Armin A. Luistro, FSC, lauded the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) for its efforts in education and the empowerment of women.

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PWU affirms commitment to education with purpose, as it prepares for a stronger future

Most schools are not usually built to last and thrive for the better part of a century. Most colleges do not usually make it through 96 years’ worth of presidents, protests, and propaganda.

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