History


Holy Trinity University is a Catholic Dominican Institution founded in 1940 as Holy Trinity College which stood as a pioneer premier institution of higher learning in the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. For more than a half of the quality and excellent academic and Christian formation from Basic Education to Collegiate Level and Graduate Studies, it stands out to be “in the service of Truth in the local Church and community.


It was in 1999 when this institution applied for University. In God’s time and grace, it was awarded a university status in December 23, 2009. Upon the recommendation of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) to develop the property of the Holy Trinity University (HTU) in Tinigiban as its satellite campus, the Board of Trustees presented the endorsement of building a training hotel for the Department of Hotel & Restaurant Management of the University. This paved its way to the approval of the OP-Siena General Council in 2010 and its ground breaking took place on the feast of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8 of the of the same year, with the blessing of the Most Reverend Pedro D. Arigo, D.D., Apostolic Vicar of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa.


Three years after, Sienatel-Holy Trinity University was completed in the gifted hands of Architects Glenmore R. Lizen, Marc Egan H. Edquila, Sheila Marie S. De Jesus, Jay Ann I. Villamar, and Metricon Co. Inc., General Contractor.


In praise of the Triune God, through the Maternal care of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and with the prayers of all Holy Men and Women of the Dominican Family from St. Dominic de Guzman to St. Catherine of Siena to Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes, Sienatel-Holy Trinity University id hereby established on the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, September 8, in the year of the Lord, 2013.


Let it be known that Sienatel-Holy Trinity University is committed to the mission of evangelization through Catholic Education, in the Dominican ideals of Passion for Truth and Compassion of Humanity, and the total formation of persons who are Maka-Diyos, Maki-Kapwa, Maka-Bayan, Maka-Kalikasa, seeking to establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the Filipino students and the Philippine society.

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