Innovation is our tradition.


In 1919, the visionary couple Dean Conrado Benitez and Francisca Tirona Benitez founded in Manila the Philippine Women’s College (now the Philippine Women’s University). In time, their vision of women’s education would transcend the boundaries of Manila and reach south of the archipelago. PWC alumnae from Mindanao saw the need to spread and promote the educational objectives of their Alma Mater among the young people of Mindanao. This idea became a reality when the PWU Board of Trustees approved the plan to put up the Philippine Women’s College of Davao (PWC), which eventually opened its doors to students in 1953. 


We envision a graduate who is God-loving, academically competent, civic conscious, environmentally and socially concerned, globally competitive, and committed to the promotion of peace.


To Educate

according to the four-fold objective of inculcating good moral character and personality, training for home and family life, preparing for vocation or profession and developing aptitude for community participation and leadership.

To Contribute

through research and continuous interaction with the community, to the enhancement of the spiritual, social and economic life in the country and the world at large.

To Lead

through pioneering in the field of gender education in the opening of new avenues towards the expansion of knowledge and opportunities, fostering of humanism and understanding, while conserving the wisdom and ideals of the ages and integrating the valuable inheritance of Filipino personhood.

Living the PWC Mission


Davao City Mayor
Served as Davao City Vice Mayor from 2007-2010, Mayor from 2010-2013 and 2016 to 2022
Serve as Vice President of the Philippines since 2022


Fashion Designer
Award-winning Fashion Designer based in Dubai.


Entrepreneur and Restaurant Owner


Dentist, TV Host & Motivational Coach
A man of many jobs and interests. A true Philwomenian.

Continuing the PWC Legacy


Ms. Francisca Tirona Benitez 
Dean Conrado Benitez
Hon. Helena Z. Benitez


Ms. Elizabeth San Pedro Lietz


Ms. Ruby A. Benitez
Mr. Tomas Julio A. Benitez 
Mr. Emmanuel Q. Canivel 
Mr. Emiliano Lo 


Mr. Conrado L. Benitez II

Prof. Vicente Antonio V. Pijano III
Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer



Maria Alma G. Facto, RGC, Ph.D.
Guidance Center Consultant and Academic Services

Reynald A. Japay, Ed.D.
Special Assistant to the Chancellor, and Flexible Learning Taskforce Head

Ms. Deogracia B. Corpuz, CPA, MBA
Internal Audit Officer

Dr. James Michael I. Salvador, DBM
Marketing Taskforce Head

Prof. Vicente Antonio V. Pijano III
Finance Board Vice Chairperson

Ms. Suzette Varona
Alumni Board Moderator

Almah Bautista
Alumni Affairs Coordinatorr

Ms. Concepcion D. Pascua
Coordinator/Adminstrator of the Office of Chancellor

Mr. Aristotle P. Carandang
REDIP Consultant

Alma B. Bersano, MBA
Institutional Budget Officer and Externally Funded Project Finance Officer

Jenny Aleonar
Business Unit Coordinator

Mr. Raymond M. Cosare
Program Chair, Bachelor of Culture and Arts in Education
Curriculum and Instructional Development Office

Maria Julieta R. Torres, CPA, MBA
Linkages and Partnerships Development Office Director


Ms. Genevieve D. Ruiz, MC
OIC, Guidance & Counselling

Nikko Gumia, MIS
Director, Information and Communication Technology


Ms. Alma Rose S. Bersano, MBA
Chief Accountant


Dr. Aristotle Carandang
OIC Dean of College

Ma. Elena O. Licco, MAEd
Principal, Basic Education Department

Ms. Deogracia B. Corpuz
Assistant Dean of College

Raymond M. Cosare, MA
Curriculum and Instructional Development Director

Girlie B. Sumapig
Assistant Principal for Administration

Ms. Florifes A. Bertulfo
Registrar and Scholarship Office Head

Dr. Mercedita R. Japay
Research for Development, Innovation and Publications Director (RDeIP)

Ms. Brenda Z. Barba
Fine Arts and Design Cluster Director

Maria Alma G. Facto, RGC, Ph.D.
Arts, Science, Education and Technology Cluster Director

Ms. Cherry Anne D. Tecala, MBA
Hospitality and Tourism Management Cluster Director

Geraldine V. Turno
Assistant Principal for Academics

Maria Julieta R. Torres, CPA, MBA
Accountancy and Business Education Cluster Director

Ms. Ozelle L. Poe
Institutional Identity and Values Formation

Ms. Genevieve D. Ruiz
Guidance and Counseling Center – OIC

Mr. Paolo Gaudencio S. Naval
Institutional Community Extension Officer

Delia F. Daligdig, MIL
Head Librarian

Jerome D. Manapol, MAEd
Sports Program Head

Ms. Mary Ann Mangubat
Admission Officer

Alma Rose B. Bersano, MBA
Finance and Investments Officer

Maria Alma G. Facto, RGC, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Academic Services


Dr. Reynald A. Japay
Director, Institutional Planning, Development & Quality Assurance & Linkages Office (IPDQAL)

Dr. Mercedita R. Japay
Director, Research for Development, Innovation and Publication

Dr. James I. Salvador
Conrado L. Benitez II Center for Professional & Career Development and TESDA Diploma Program Head

Ms. Milagros D. Saga, LPT, MAEd
Officer, Institutional Planning, Development and Quality Assurance/Program Chair Teacher Education

Mr. Emi L. Englis, MAFAD
Head, Center for Innovations and Social Ventures

Mr. Patrick Henry G. Canon, MPA
TVET Center Manager


Dr. Alfonso U. Bantilan
Flexible Learning Coordinator

Ms. Mylene P. Tuclaud, LPT
Admissions Officer

Ms. Arcylie R. Acabado
Scholarship Coordinator

Ms. Maria Elena Remedios P. Ongkiko
PWC Museum Curator

Mr. Rey Benedict D. Aquiatan
Consultant, ERP Automation Project


Cecilia Carrasco Torino-Briones
Human Resource Development Office OIC

Mary Jane B. Belenson
Security Office, Facilities and Project Management Unit Head

Concepcion D. Pascua
Purchasing, Health Center and Motor pool Head

Dr. Maritess Buxani
School Physician

Micheal John Casuga
General Services Supervisor

Tertiary Education Department


Prof. Vicente Antonio V. Pijano III
Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Aristotle Carandang
Dean of College

Ms. Deogracia B. Corpuz, CPA, MBA
Assistant Dean

Ms. Florifes A. Bertulfo, LPT

Ms. Anita T. Jabla, LPT, MA
Student Affairs Officer

Ms. Delia F. Daligdig, RL, LPT, MAED-LS
Tertiary Education Department Head Librarian

Ms. Ma. Liberty Filipinas Cadungog, RL
Tertiary Education Department Reference & Information Services Librarian

Ms. May Ann Joy M. Diorpan, RL
Tertiary Education Department Technical Services Librarian

Mr. Christi Franc Von R. Buenafe, RL
Tertiary Education Department Reader Services Librarian

Ms. Maricris Casandra A. Castillo
Tertiary Education Department Technical Services Assistant

Business Education, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy

Ms. Deogracia B. Corpuz
Assistant Dean of Tertiary Education Department

Dr. Eduardo N. Margallo
TED Business and Entrepreneurship Education Program Chair

Ms. Mary Jean V. Sollesta, CPA
Accountancy Program Chair

Hospitality Management and Tourism Management (HMTM)

Ms. Cherry Anne D. Tecala 
Academic Cluster Director

Fine Arts & Interior Design (FAID)

Ms. Brenda Z. Barba, MAFAD
Academic Cluster Director

Mr. Jun Artajo
Industrial & Fashion Design Program Chair

IDr Anne Mariz Laingo
Interior Design Program Chair

Arts, Sciences, Education &Technology (ASET)

Dr. Maria Alma G. Facto
Academic Cluster Director

Ms. Ma. Christina B. Ramos, MSFS
FPIC Coordinator

Ms. Abbey Angelli L. Alapag, RPsy
Psychology Program Chair

Ms. Princesita M. Villadulid, LPT, MAEd
General Education Program Chair

Mr. Nepthaly C. Talavera, MIM
Information Technology Program Chair

Ms. Milagros D. Saga, LPT, MAEd
Elementary & Secondary Education Program Chair

Mr. Jerome D. Manapol, LPT
Physical Education Program Chair

Basic Education Department Middle Level Coordinators

Ms. Ma. Elena O. Licco, LPT
Principal, Basic Education Department

Ms. Geraldine V. Turno, LPT, MA
Assistant Principal for Academics

Ms. Girlie B. Sumapig, LPT, MAEd
Assistant Principal for Administration

Ms. Amelita D. Jumalon
Head, Student Formation Office Head

Ms. Marilyn G. Nebria, LPT
Co-Curricular Head

Ms. Susana Arellano, LPT
Student Activity Assistant

Ms. Mae Ann Senate, LPT
Modified Work and Study Program (MWSP)

Ms. Nelsie Portillo, LPT
Preschool to Grade 2 Coordinator

Ms. Ma. Nancel S. Lanticse, LPT
English Coordinator (Grade school & Junior High School)

Ms. Dianne P. Llanes, LPT
Filipino Coordinator (Grade school & Junior High School)

Ms. Zaidi P. Ong, LPT                                          Social Studies/Values Education (Grade school & Junior High School)

Mr. Dhel Rajsol B. Dilangalen, LPT               Science Coordinator (Grade school &Junior High School)

Mr. Peter John Toyorada, LPT                        MAPEH Coordinator (Grade school & Junior High School)

Ms. Ann Kathryn R. Sucaldito, LPT    TLE/Computer Education Coordinator (Grade school & Junior High School)

Mr. Kenji A. Sanchez, RL
Junior High School Librarian

Mr. Daryl D. Ligutan, LPT
Mathematics Coordinator (Grade School, Junior High School and Senior High School)

Ms. Lariza Irina O. Manug, LPT
English Coordinator (Senior High School)

Mr. Michael F. Retolla, LPT
Filipino Coordinator (Senior High School)

Mr. Edwin Dalumpines
Humanities and Social Sciences Coordinator (Senior High School)

Mr. Peter Paul T. Sigue, LPT
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Coordinator (Senior High School)

Mr. Jo Cristobal P. Villar, LPT
Physical Education and Health Coordinator (Senior High School)

Mr. Emmanuel R. Cabuloy, LPT
ICT-Animation, CSS, CP Coordinator (Senior High School)

Ms. Ma. Julieta C. Maniego
TVL HE: (FBS, Cookery, B&P) Coordinator

Mr. Emi L. Englis, MAFAD
Arts & Design, Fashion Design, & SMAW Coordinator

Ms. Cherry Anne D. Tecala
Travel Services Coordinator

Ms.  Ferla Mae C.  Cartagena
Senior High School Librarian