The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) welcomes the appointment of Raul Pagdanganan to the University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents to serve for the period of two years.

This was the statement of CHED Chairman and UP Board of Regents Chairman Popoy De Vera upon his receipt of the appointment papers of Raul Pagdanganan from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on 13 July 2021.


Pagdanganan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Cardinal Santos Medical Center. He finished his Business Administration and Accountancy degree in UP and has been an active alumni supporter of UP sports for several years now. He brings his valuable managerial skills, experience in health management and private sector perspective in the governance of the various campuses and in the crafting of university policies in the Board of Regents.

CHED also commends the invaluable contributions of Regent Atty. Angelo A. Jimenez in the past four years particularly his advocacy for academic excellence in the various colleges and his insistent demand for UP to seriously exercise its leadership role in Philippine higher education.

It has been a pleasure working with Regent Jimenez and I will miss our caucuses in my office on important issues presented before the Board. I now welcome and look forward to working with Regent Pagdanganan as UP continues to lead in service to our Isko and Iska and for the nation.


Commission on Higher Education

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