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Atty. Domingo Reyes Jr. elected as the New President of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Pamantasan ng Lungsod Maynila is proud to announce Atty. Domingo Reyes, Jr. as the new President of the university. Atty. Reyes is poised to lead PLM to new heights in the years to come with his impressive background and a commitment to excellence in higher education. He is a writer, professor, lecturer, speaker, consultant and PAASCU accreditor, among others, and committed to public service.

President Reyes, known as “Sir Sonny” to many, will bring a wealth of experience to PLM, having served in various leadership roles within academia, including as a special assistant to the Chancellor at De La Salle College of St. Benilde and special assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academics. He is also a Correspondent Lawyer and Psychologist, and has worked as a Human Resource Manager in various private companies. He understands the challenges and opportunities that universities are confronted with today.

President Reyes received his Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Management, with Highest Academic Distinction, from Centro Escolar University, his Juris Doctor from Manuel L. Quezon University, and his Master of Laws from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Sir Sonny is clearly one of our own. His vision for the future of PLM aligns perfectly with our institution's mission and values.

As President Reyes takes the helm at PLM, together with the newly appointed Board of Regents, Dr. Joseph Berlin Juanzon, Dr. Neri Pescadera, and PLM’s new Board of Regents Chairperson Atty. Edward Serapio. With incumbent Board of Regents Wilma Galvante and Rita Riddle, they will work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to continue building on the university's proud tradition of academic excellence and innovation. Their leadership will be instrumental in advancing our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment that embraces the full spectrum of human potential.

President Reyes is set to officially assume the presidency on October 31, 2023, and the entire PLM community looks forward to working closely with them as we undertake on this exciting new chapter in the university's history.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to President Domingo Reyes Jr. as they take on this pivotal role. We invite you to stay tuned for future updates and announcements as we embark on this new journey together.


Past University Presidents

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  • Dr. Benito Reyes
    Feb 23, 1996 to Jun 23, 1972
  • Dr. Consuelo S. Blanco
    Dec 21, 1972 to May 31, 1978
  • Hon. Mayor Ramon Bagatsing
    June 1, 1978 to Oct 27, 1982
  • Dr. Jose D. Villanueva
    Jan 14, 1983 to Jun 30, 1989
  • Dr. Benjamin D. Tayabas
    Jul 2, 1989 to Jun 24, 1996
    Feb 23, 2000 to Feb 22, 2006
    Jun 2, 2006 to Aug 1, 2007
  • Dr. Virsely M. Dela Cruz
    Jun 25, 1996 to April 30, 1999
  • Atty. Jose M. Roy III
    Feb 24, 2006 to Jun 1, 2006
  • Dr. Ma. Corazon T. Veridiano
    Acting President
    May 1, 1999 to Dec 14, 1999
  • Atty. Emmanuel R. Sison
    Dec 15, 1999 to Feb 22, 2000
  • Atty. Adel A. Tamano
    Aug 9, 2007 to Nov 31, 2009
  • Atty. Rafaelito M. Garaybas
    Dec 1, 2009 to Jun 30, 2013
  • Justice Artemio G. Tuquero
    Jul 3, 2013 to Sep 17, 2014
  • Dr. Ma. Leonora V. de Jesus
    Sep 2014 to Jun 2019
  • Prof. Emmanuel A. Leyco
    July 1, 2019 to October 15, 2023