Dr. Antonio Laperal Tamayo, founder and his wife Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo, co-founder together with their friend, Ernesto Palanca Crisostomo, established on February 5, 1975 in Las Piňas City the Perpetual Help College of Rizal, now the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Piňas.
The first school building consisting of four floors (the present hospital) was constructed in a remarkable record-breaking period of only four months, which ordinarily takes one year to construct. The school building was created to house the College of Nursing. Around 700 nursing student were enrolled and a few were referrals from the Perpetual Help School in Manila. Perpetual was indeed on its way to becoming a premier university south of Metro Manila.
The organizational structure of the former Perpetual Help College of Rizal has interwoven within its fabric a closely-knit group of administrators and educators. The administrative expertise of Mr. Crisostomo, the educational and supervisory proficiency of former Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila acting President and the Perpetual – Biñan First Chancellor Benjamin L. Intal and former Bureau of Private Schools Regional Director Teofilo Gallardo were the forefront keys in the formulation of the institution. The other members of the founding group are the University’s First Chancellor Dr. Grace R. De Leon whose loyalty stood by and supported the founders in hurling the challenges of organizational growth; University Registrar Dr. Perla R. Sope, and consultants ADMU’s Emiliano Armas of the Ateneo De Manila University and the De La Salle University’s Oscar Bautista, Col. Jose C. Moran, father of Dr. Daisy, a Certified Public Accountant and former President of the Continental Bank, facilitated the needed funds of the project through his friends and the Development Bank of the Philippines, where he served as its first manager of branches and agencies.
In 1997, the Commission on Higher Education granted University status, thus the change of name to the University of Perpetual Help.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA is one of the subsystems complementing the University of Perpetual Help System.
The other subsystem is the University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA. University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA was founded and established by Dr. Jose G. Tamayo, as its first President and Chairman of the Board, with Co-Founder, Dr. Josefina Laperal Tamayo, as its Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. With both co-founders now deceased, the University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA is presently led by the first born of the founders, Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo. He is currently the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of UPH System JONELTA. Incidentally, he is also the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer the UPH System DALTA.
Dr. Tamayo earned his post-graduate courses in Hospital Administration at George Washington University in Washington D.C., supplemented with special studies on Hospital Management from Ateneo de Manila University, and a Ph. D in Organizational Development from the Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary Institute.
On June 10, 2003, the helm of leadership of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA was transferred to, Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo as Second President.
Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo is a holder of a Master’s Degree in Nursing from New York University, USA. She is also a doctorate degree holder in Organization Development from the Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary Institute.
Complementing the leadership and management functions of Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo and Dr. Daisy M. Tamayo are their two sons, Anthony Jose and Richard Antonio who are both outstanding cum laude graduates of the University of the Philippines.
Anthony Jose M. Tamayo assumed presidency of the UPHSD campuses on January 2010. He is a Certified Public Accountant, MBA degree holder from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and MA in Education degree holder from Harvard University.
Likewise, Richard Antonio M. Tamayo was appointed as President of the University of Perpetual DALTA Medical Center. He is currently finishing his Master of Business in Hospital Administration at Ateneo de Manila University.
In subsequent years, the UPHSD established two branches as well as several agri-businesses which later incorporated into the DALTA Group of companies. The units of DALTA Group are located in Las Pinas City; Molino, Cavite; and Calamba City in Laguna. It also has a Medical Center in Las Piňas City.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA– Molino was established and inaugurated in May 1995 with an initial enrolment of seven hundred students. Just a year after, the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA – Calamba was established in inaugurated initially with 360 enrollees.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA subscribes to the institutional philosophy that national development and transformation is predicated upon the quality of education of its people. It is committed to the ideas of teaching, community service and research, with “Character Building is Nation Building” as its guiding principle. It is continuing in its efforts to achieve its objective of maintaining and sustaining excellence in education. It has instituted an extensive network of national and international linkages in Higher Education and Business. It has established its indelible Perpetualite identity as it steadfastly enshrines its Perpetualite values and aspirations.