25 Years of Real-Life Education

STI College Puerto Princesa Logo Four visionaries saw the increasing demand for computer professionals as an inspiration to set up a training center that will help strengthen the foundation of the then booming industry of information technology (IT).

On August 21, 1983, well-respected entrepreneurs and friends, Augusto C. Lagman, Herman T. Gamboa, Benjamin A. Santos and Edgar H. Sarte, came together to set up Systems Technology Institute – a training center that delivers basic programming education to professionals and students.

Starting with just two IT schools in the early 1980’s, STI now provides ICT-enhanced education to more than 100 campuses here and abroad. Its programs include courses in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Engineering, Healthcare, Business & Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Education.

STI has expanded its network to provide education at the basic, secondary, and tertiary levels. And with 19 schools offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, STI is one of the largest networks of nursing colleges in the Philippines.

For twenty-five years since its establishment, STI has transcended beyond ICT, beyond education, and beyond the Philippines.




Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) is the Philippines’ leading wireless services provider with 36.9 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-March 2009.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the country’s dominant telecommunications carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), SMART operates a nationwide cellular network, a fixed wireless broadband service and a satellite phone service. It has the most extensive and modern digital communications GSM network and infrastructure in the country, covering over 99 percent of the population.

Of its total subscriber base, more than 21.3 million subscribers are served under the brands Smart Buddy, Smart Gold and Infinity. The remaining 15.6 million subscribers are served through its subsidiary, Pilipino Telephone Corp., under the brand Talk ‘N Text.

SMART has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless data services, including mobile commerce services such as Smart Money, Smart Load and Smart Padala. SMART also offers a 3G and HSPA services. Its Smart Link and Blue Ocean Wireless services provide communications to the global maritime industry. Another subsidiary, Smart Broadband, Inc., offers a wireless broadband service, Smart Bro.

Our Mission

To be the true measure and standard of leadership in everything we do.

Our Vision

We envision a world of people truly connected and enabled to realize their limitless possibilities.

Our Credo

We passionately believe that we contribute to the convergence of people and their worlds, and that through our services, we make a real difference to the lives of millions of Filipinos.

We recognize the huge responsibility of our corporate mission and we are energized by the nobility of our purpose. We commit to pursue this while establishing an environment that is challenging yet nurturing , stretched yet fun and characterized by interdependent partnering and individual accountability.

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