Technological Institute of the Philippines

President's Corner

Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz

Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.)

Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz is president of the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.), with campuses in Manila and Quezon City. She has been T.I.P. president for 13 years starting 2003.

Dr.Lahoz succeeded Dr Teresita U. Quirino, immediate past T.I.P. president and current T.I.P. chairman, who succeeded Engr. Demetrio A. Quirino, Jr. +, T.I.P. chairman-emeritus and first T.I.P. president. Engr. Demetrio Quirino and Dr. Teresita Quirino co-founded T.I.P. in 1962.

Dr. Lahoz graduated Magna Cum Laude, AB Communication Arts, from Maryknoll College in 1973. She was also class valedictorian and Communication Arts area awardee. She completed her Master in Business Administration for Senior Executives and Professionals from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1994 and finished her Doctor of Philosophy in Education Major in Educational Administration from the University of the Philippines in 2006. Her dissertation, ”Portrait of the Filipino as an Outstanding Private School Administrator” was adjudged the “Most Outstanding Dissertation” of the College of Education, University of the Philippines. She was a featured alumna in GURU: Distinguished Educators (UPEAA, 2010) by the University of the Philippines Education Alumni Association (UPEAA).

Dr. Lahoz serves in various professional and civic activities. She is a member of the Technical Committee for Educational Leadership and Foundations of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and member of the Board of Trustees and member of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation committee of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU). She is also a member of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, and the Finance Committee of the Private Education Retirement Annuity Association (PERAA), and a member of the Pi Lambda Theta, an international honors society and professional association in education, Philippine Area Chapter.

The Pi Lambda Theta, Philippine Area Chapter, awarded Dr. Lahoz the PLT Eminent Filipino Women Educators Award in recognition of "her outstanding contribution to Philippine Education, Filipino teachers and learners.”

Dr. Lahoz was also named as Outstanding CEO from the academe for the year 2015 by the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business (PCDEB). The prestigious award is given every year to Presidents/CEOs of schools who have attained excellence and made a mark in the field of education. She was also recognized as one of Go Negosyo’s Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs of 2016, under the Large Enterprise Category, and is featured in “Joey Concepcion’s Inspiring Stories of Fifty-five Women Entrepreneurs,” a Go Negosyo Special Edition book.

As second-generation T.I.P. administrator, Dr. Lahoz continues the legacy of the school’s founders, her parents, the real entrepreneurs, and the empowerment of the Filipino youth towards national development.

Aspiring for Global Excellence

Under T.I.P. President Dr. Lahoz, moving up Philippine Education towards global excellence had been the thrust of T.I.P. the past 7 years. This has led to the successful international accreditation of twenty (20) T.I.P. engineering and computing programs by the US-based ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC), the gold standard in engineering and computing education. The ABET accreditation of T.I.P.'s computing programs also resulted in the recognition of these computing programs by the Seoul Accord, the international authority on quality assurance for education in the computing and IT-related professions.

To date, T.I.P. has the most number of internationally-accredited programs in the whole Philippines.

T.I.P. Manila and T.I.P. Quezon City enjoy Autonomous Status from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The CHED Centers of Excellence (COE) of T.I.P. are Information Technology Education (ITE), Computer Engineering (CpE), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Electronics Engineering (ECE) for both T.I.P. Manila and T.I.P. Quezon City.

The CHED Centers of Development (COD) of T.I.P. are Chemical Engineering (ChE), T.I.P. Manila, Industrial Engineering (IE), T.I.P. Quezon City, and for both T.I.P. Manila and T.I.P. Quezon City are Civil Engineering (CE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Business Administration (BA).

The T.I.P. community, with its admirable community spirit, has accomplished other noteworthy milestones. Foremost of these are the realization of the T.I.P. Vision 2012, which coincided with the school's 50th anniversary in 2012, and the school's pioneering efforts in Outcomes-based Education (OBE) as early as 2009, way before the CHED Memorandum Order mandating OBE for engineering programs.

The complete list of T.I.P. international and local accreditations, recognitions, CHED awards, local accreditation awards, and other recognitions T.I.P. Updated Academic Scorecard.