The PUP-Commonwealth Campus in Quezon City was established
through the generosity and benevolence of Mr. Walter Rothlehner, a German
church leader and an owner of a certain square building situated at the Sikhay
Compound, Don Fabian Street, Brgy. Commonwealth, 1119 National Government
Center, Quezon City. Mr. Rothlehner donated the said property to the
Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
The 1.9 hectares of land presently occupied by the PUP-Open
University, Commonwealth Campus is donated by the SIKHAY - an association duly
registered with Securities and Exchange Commission represented by its
President, Rev. Fr. Joel T. Tabora, S.J. PUP-Commonwealth is an establishment
campus of Polytechnic University of the Philippines with the National
Government Center in order to bring quality education to the urban poor
communities especially the underprivileged families of Quezon City.
The PUP-Commonwealth started as a two-building campus. These
two existing buildings were donated by its owner to the Polytechnic University
of the Philippines purposively used as classrooms, library and offices for
students and faculty members. Hence, the PUP through its Open University
committed to administer and maintain the described buildings and portion of
land in the interest of its students in the locality and in the nearby the
The PUP-Commonwealth is an extension campus of PUP Sta.
Mesa, Manila. It came to exist through its formal launching held at the
Misereor Hall, last July 29, 1997. It was attended by the former PUP President,
Dr. Zenaida A. Olonan, who presented the Plaque of Recognition to the donor of
the PUP-Commonwealth Campus, Mr. Walter Rothlehner The said activity was graced
by former Congressman of the 2nd District of Quezon City, Hon. Dante V. Liban
and other special guests from the local government of Quezon City and the PUP
At present, the PUP-Commonwealth Campus has still four (4)
existing buildings namely , the Rothlehner Hall, Miseor Hall, New building
through the courtesy of Cong. Magsaysay , Susano and Villar and the Student
Multi-Purpose Hall, library, two rooms for keyboarding and computer laboratory
having more than 20 computers, administration offices and classroom serving
almost 1600 students in the campus. Furthermore, PUP-Commonwealth is now on its
10th year of promoting quality education and nurturing her constituents toward
a rich and meaningful life by providing them a highly technologically advance
education, a continuing quest for academic excellence, and deep commitment to
serve human kind.
Finally, PUP-Commonwealth Campus is under the directorship
of Director Pascualito B. Gatan.