Welcome to the Pamantasan -- where the brightest scholars from the financially-strapped spectrum of the society are educated to become scholars of competence and integrity who will be responsible citizens who can contribute effectively to local, national and global initiatives for the progressive and sustainable development of humanity. PLM is a Pioneer, a Leader, and a Model institution of higher learning in the Philippines. It is acknowledged as the premier scholars' university of the capital city whose academic excellence the Commission on Higher Education recognizes. The University of the City of Manila, officially as the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), is a municipal government-funded, tuition-free local university situated inside the historic walled area of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. It was established on June 19, 1965 and opened on July 17, 1967 to 556 scholars, all coming from the top ten percent of graduates of Manila's public high schools.