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PHINMA University of Iloilo is an academic institution that forms part of PHINMA Education. The university gives each and every young Ilonggo the chance to have quality education so that they may progress in society.

The University has a long and colorful history that dates back to 1947, right after the Second World War. The school was established as Iloilo City Colleges by Fernando H. Lopez, the former Vice President of the Philippines and then Mayor of Iloilo City. They taught all levels of education in quonset huts with bamboo walls and mud floors. Through time, the university was able to replace its facilities with buildings. The school attained university status in 1968. Further changes were made until their acquisition by PHINMA in 2008.

Through PHINMA’s leadership and management, the college improved its existing academic programs by employing non-traditional approaches to learning and offering international internship and career opportunities

The old main building of PHINMA University of Iloilo in 2009.
PHINMA University of Iloilo's main building today.

PHINMA Education is under the PHINMA Group of Companies, the first Filipino-managed investment firm. Established in 1956, PHINMA seeks to make life better for each Filipino with its businesses in the education, energy, financial services, hospitality, real estate, steel and strategic consultancy. PHINMA Education’s current roster of schools include: Araullo University, Nueva Ecija, Cagayan de Oro College, University of Pangasinan, Southwestern University, Cebu, St. Jude College, Manila, and PTC Myanmar.

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