We Develop People


“We develop individuals into well-rounded professionals with desirable personal traits through leadership in education, competent instruction, research, and the creation of centers of knowledge for their chosen fields of specialization, thereby enabling them to participate actively in community and national development for the love of country and dedication to public service.”

This is the mission of Manila Central University. It underscores the University’s key objective that is to mold selfless individuals that will contribute to society’s growth and prosperity.

MCU began as a private review class for pharmacy board examination aspirants in 1904. Since then, MCU has become a pillar in health science and professional programs in the country.

MCU is committed to do its share in improving the lives of individuals. The University constantly raises its standards and improves its facilities to enable its graduates to meet the challenges and opportunities here in the Philippines and around the world.

We train students to develop the means to build the future they dream of. The knowledge and ideals that we plant in our students will provide them the skills and confidence they need to achieve.

The MCU graduates’ track record of success and excellence is a testament of the mission that we in MCU have bestowed upon ourselves.

In MCU, We develop people.


I challenge you to serve your fellowmen with all your heart and work fervently to become instruments of lasting peace, progress, and love in accordance with the moral prospects and ideals of social consciousness that the University has imparted on you.”

Dr. Aristotle T. Malabanan

President, Manila Central University

MCU Commencement Exercises

April 10, 2010


We develop students to know, understand and discern their courses of action and assume a more synergistic rather than adversarial path when confronted by divergent frames of thought.”

Dr. Aristotle T. Malabanan

President, Manila Central University

Inaugural Address

March 25, 2009