History

In response to the increasing need of Valenzuelanos for an affordable, accesible and reputable institution of higher learning, a study group was formed in July 2001. 

The Study Group was initially composed of Dr. Jose R. Vergara then Acting Division Superintendent Dr. Andres M. Leabres, City Administrator Atty. Carmelita D. Lozada, Mr. Edison M. Nalo, Executive Director of Valenzuela Polytechnic College and Mr. Erlindo C. Dionisio and Atty. Antonio M. Dalag, the Vice-president and President of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela. This group was later joined by the principals of public and secondary schools in the city, namely:

 

Dr. EDGARDO A. ABENDANA
Malinta National High School

Ms. MAXIMA G. CARLOS
Maysan National High School

Ms. SALVACION V. DAVID
Polo National High School

Ms. BERNARDINA G. ECHALUCE
Karuhatan National High School

Dr. ERLINDA L. EVANGELISTA
VNHS Parada Annex

Ms. MARINA FABIAN
Canumay National High School

Ms. AMELITA S.P. MADARANG
Marulas National High School

Dr. MARGARITO M.  MATERUM
Dalandanan National High School

Ms. CONCHITA J. RIVERO
Lawang Bato National High School

Mr. EFREN H. TANFELIX
Gen. T. De Leon National High School


On June 5, 2002, the City Council of Valenzuela approved Ordinance No. 14 that paved the way for the creation of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela. Although the school had its humble beginning in a small edifice in the heart of the City, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela takes pride in serving quality tertiary education to poor Valenzuelanos with excellent academic performance.

On June 24, 2002, PLV formally opened its door to freshmen. The academic programs offered were Bachelor of Science in Engineering ( Electrical Engineering), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Major in English, Filipino, Science and Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.

PLV is fully committed "to provide the citizens of Valenzuela an efficient and effective institution of higher learning that will make them skillful, productive, competent, competitive, civic-minded and God-loving toward a peaceful, healthy and progressive city". Thus, in consonance with its mission, PLV pursues excellence in teaching through updated programs, adequate facilitiess and laboratory and an eligible teaching force.

At present, PLV also offers Certificate in Teaching Program, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Business Administration and Review Classes in preparation for Licensure Exam for Teachers.

As the PLV's student population continues to increase each year, its commitment to serve is enhanced. As a center for higher learning, it has become a launching pad for high-caliber professionals.