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Emmanuel A. Leyco, MPA is the former officer-in-charge of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). He was also the former DSWD Undersecretary for Finance and Administration.

Aside from serving under the national government's Social Welfare agency, former Usec. Leyco also worked as a Professor at the Asian Institute of Management. He has a Master's in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences at De La Salle University.

Former Usec. Leyco is also a true-blue ManileƱo and a product of the Philippine public education system. He studied at Dr. Alejandro Albert Elementary School in Sampaloc, Manila; Ramon Magsaysay High School in Sampaloc, Manila; and Claro M. Recto High School in Sampaloc, Manila.

Prof. Leyco is the 10th duly-elected president of PLM.

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Past University Presidents

Get to know the men and women whose vision and leadership shaped PLM to become the renowned and respected university that it is today.

Download: Past PLM Presidents (Archive)

  • 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