History

The university in the American period recognised the emergence of the growing interest of athleticism among the students.

Thus, in August 1928, physical education became seriously considered as a compulsory course in the university. Among the physical activities included were gymnastics, dances, marching tactics, athletics, health service and exercises, and teacher training for those desiring to take Physical Education as their major and minor courses. During the university day celebration in 1929, the first intramural games came forth successfully for the first time. Following the success, the university established the Department of Physical Education in January 16, 1929. Dr. Jose Rodriguez, a former Olympic basketball and football player, under the recommendation of Fr. Jose Garcia Diaz, O.P., became the first director of the department.

In the school year 1932-33, the completion of the physical education courses became a prerequisite for graduation in the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education, Philosophy and Letters, and Commerce

During the term of Fr. Juan Labrador, O.P. as university rector in the early 1960s, sports, most especially the field of basketball, softball, and swimming, was given importance

In 2000, the department was elevated to become an "Institute". The reorganisation was the brainchild of Fr. Ermito G. de Sagon, O.P., then the UST High School principal.

Mission

Institute of Physical Education and Athletics, sharing in the mission of the University of Santo Tomas of which it is an integral part commits itself to the formation ph physically fit Thomasian professionals through:


  • Production, Transmission and Advancement of sports and recreational knowledge and applications.
  • Enrichment and propagation of the nation's cultural heritage and legacy express in folkloric dances, games and sports.
  • The promotion of sports as an instrument of unity, equality, harmony and peace.

Vision

The Institute of Physical Education and Athletics envisions itself in the next 5 years as a CENTER of EXCELLENCE in physical education, sports development and recreational, and leisure.

IPEA Team

Meet the team behind Institute of Physical Education and Athletics

Administrators

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FR. JANNEL NOVINO ABOGADO, O.P.
Director/Regent

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GILDA MA. PAZ R. KAMUS
Department Secretary

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RODRIGO I SAMBUANG
Athletics Moderator

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PAULINE A GABAYAN
Service PE Moderator

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JEROME A PORTO
BPE Chairperson

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MAXIN BUYSON LAUREL
Guidance Counselor

Faculty Members

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ANN GELINE RABENA ABEJUELA
Instructor

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MARC ANTHONY BARRON ADAJAR
Instructor

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CYRUS TAN NADRES ALCANTARA
Instructor

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MIA ELAINE COLLAO JR. ANDALIZA
Instructor

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REBECCA L ADRI
Assistant Professor 3

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MYRA D ALVARADO
Assistant Professor 2

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RAYMOND M ANSELMO
Assistant Professor 5

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MARCELITA L APOLONIA
Assistant Professor 5

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TRISHA JOY ADDEB ATTOLBA
BPE - Instructor

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RAFAEL VICTOR ANGELES BALDERAMA
Service PE - Instructor

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MA. DELAPAZ BADILLA BANEBANE
Instructor

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LUISA LABRO BELA-ONG
Service PE - Instructor

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PRECIOUS LEIGH CAABAY CARPIO
Service PE - Instructor

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NOLI A CAJEFE
Instructor

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KATHELEEN LOU BUHISAN CASTRO
Instructor

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PAUL GABRIEL AGUILAR CASTRO
Instructor

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MIGUEL JUSTIN ANDRE ESPIRITU CHUA
Service PE - Instructor

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LAURA VICTORIA W CLAVO DE COMER
Assistant Professor 3

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JOSEPH SALAMANES COMPAŅERO
Instructor

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PAOLO ENRICO SAMSON CRUZ
Service PE - Instructor

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PAULA KARMINA CRUZ CERVANTES
Instructor

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JEROME DAZA ROXAS
Service PE - Instructor

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ESTRELLA PASION DEL CASTILLO
Instructor

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TEODORO CABILLA DE LA PEŅA
Instructor 5

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JEFFREY CALUSIN DRIO
Instructor 5

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DIANA N DY
Assistant Professor V

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ALICIA I ERESE
Assistant Professor

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ERIEL NILLO FERRER
Service PE - Instructor

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JHEANNE VIDAD GARBIN
Service PE - Instructor

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CLARITA CAIBIO GAVINO
Service PE - Instructor

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ENRIQUE MALGAPO HERNANDEZ
Instructor

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LESTER JAMES DOMINIC BELLO HIPOL
Instructor 1

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ROBINSON V LAXA
Assistant Professor 5

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ALEXANDER ABELLA LEAŅO
Service PE - Instructor

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MICHAEL DAVID TAN LOPEZ
BPE - Instructor

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AL DENN JOHN BULUSAN LOZADA
Assistant Professor 1

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RHEA CANDICE REVENTAR MAGDALUYO
Service PE - Instructor

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DWANE JASPER MACLAN MANLANGIT
Instructor

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REGINE DUJUA MANUEL
Instructor

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RESTY JUDE DESEO OLIVEROS
Service PE - Instructor

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AUBRIE ANN CUMPLIDO PATDU
Service PE - Instructor

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RACHEL DELLAVA MERCINES
Service PE - Instructor

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SHERYL GRACE MAINIT PERALTA
Instructor

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ANDREW MARIE EDWARD CUBACUB MOLANO
BPE - Instructor

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KIRBY MATTHEW FLOOD ONG
Service PE - Instructor

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ARNOLD SANTOS PANGILINAN
Instructor

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SEAN JOVIC PESCADOR PERALTA
Instructor

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REGIE MANCAO RAMIREZ
Service PE - Instructor

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ARTEMIO TAMONDONG REYES
Service PE - Instructor

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RODEL LAGATAO RAFON
Service PE - Instructor

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HEDDY M RAGUNTON
Assistant Professor II

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PRESCILA SEDILLO RUBIO
Instructor

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FELIX MICHAEL C SILBOR
Assistant Professor III

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JASMIN STRACHAN SIMPAO
Instructor

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RONALD MALIJAN SORRILLA
Service PE - Instructor

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AIDA A VARGAS
Assistant Professor 5

Support Staff

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DAN DAVE RENA BULAON
Office Clerk

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MARCELITA REYES CASTAŅO
Office Clerk

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REYNALYN ALMAZAN GUERRERO
Office Clerk

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RICARDO DORIMON HERMOSO
Support Staff

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GENARO ENRIQUEZ MANALILI
Support Staff

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RAUL TUASON TINDOGAN
Support Staff

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ANGELINA FANG PAYURAN
Office Clerk

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ERICKSON DALAG PABALAN
Athletics Supervisor - Dormitory

University of Santo Tomas
Institute of Physical Education and Athletics

Popularly known as "IPEA", is the physical education department of the University of Santo Tomas, in Manila, Philippines. It oversees programs in physical education in the university. It also supervises the sports activities and performance of the university in various national and international competitions, such as Thomasian Goodwill Games and UAAP.

Photo Credits
  • Mr. Paul Ryan Tan
  • Mr. Richard Esguerra
  • Mr. Karl Ramos
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  • UAAP
  • UAAPSPORTS.TV
  • Tiebreaker Times
  • Tomasinoweb
  • Varsitarian