In recognition of the vital role of community extension services in the life of the university, a task force on community extension programs and services was organized in November 1989 with the main purpose of recommending policies and programs designed to actualize the concept of "Malasakit sa Kapwa, Malasakit sa Madla", the administration's philosophy of a caring university.
In June 1990, the Faculty Development Work Conference focused on the social vision and mission of the university and strongly endorsed the creation of an office to take charge of the administration and coordination of the university's extension programs and services. On October 10, 1990, the Board of Regents on its 230th regular meeting, approved Resolution No. 1411 creating the University Extension Programs and Services (UNEPS).
On May 3, 1993, the UNEPS was renamed as Center for University Extension Services (CUES) and was placed under the Office of the President. This move affirmed the significant role of extension in the triadic function of PLM as an institution of higher learning.
The extension services continue to discover and rediscover innovations to realize the relevant and responsive strategies, programs, services, and projects through participatory and transformational approach responsively transforming vision and mission of the extension
services of the university.
A socially responsible and compassionate Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, with conscienticized administration, faculty, staff, and students who are totally committed towards the upliftment of the quality of life of their peers and disadvantaged individuals and families of the City of Manila, working cooperatively and harmoniously in an atmosphere of peace, freedom, and justice.
1. To continue providing quality college education to deserving students;
2. To further strengthen research, community extension, and instruction as a triadic function of the University;
3. To intensify the organization of community extension programs and services that are relevant and responsive to the needs of depressed communities in the City of Manila;
4. To effect inner transformation among administrators, faculty and students so they can be effective agents for social transformation and national development;
5. To organize programs that will develop social awareness, social movement, and social responsibility.
The Center for University Extension Services was organized:
1. To strengthen university-community relationship through mutual cooperation and support of planned extension programs and services;
2. To mobilize the university constituency for meaningful and responsive community service;
3. To maximize the use of university resources for the improvement of urban community life;
4. To provide technical, educational, social and health services to outside agencies and communities as long as these are within the capability and resources of the university;
5. To generate financial support for university extension projects.
1. Recommend policies and guideline for the development and implementation of extension and community outreach programs of the university.
2. Administer, supervise, and coordinate the existing extension programs and services of the university and its various units involved in extension and community outreach.
3. Conceptualize/formulate strategies and design institutional programs between the University and relevant agencies/institutions as well as selected communities for a more responsive, dynamic, and coordinated extension and community outreach.
4. Assist in the professional enhancement and development of personnel doing extension function/task in the various units of the university.
5. Serve as a link/channel between the different units of the University and partner agencies, interest groups and individuals, especially on extension matters.
6. Monitor resources, activities, professionalism and quality extension work rendered by units of the university.
7. Develop and maintain certain facilities, equipment, space, funding personnel and other resources of the University which shall be shared with units supporting extension activities.
8. Work closely with the PLM CONCERN Foundation, Inc.
9. Prepare/submit accomplishment reports to the university.
Programs & Services
1. Alternative Learning Programs (accreditation and equivalency test: secondary and elementary level)
2. Dugong Alay Dugtong Buhay, a voluntary blood donation program
3. Gender and Development (GAD) programs
4. Livelihood programs
5. Outreach services
6. Linkages and partnerships
7. Other approved extension programs