CRC is engaged in pursuing research and communication projects in line with the UA&P’s research agenda. It also provides essential services of university-wide application to support and encourage the development of the other academic units’ research agenda.
The Center for Research and Communication (CRC) was established in August 2010 as the UA&P hallmark center and a joint project of the CRC Foundation, Inc. and UA&P Foundation, Inc.
August 2010: Dr. Jose Maria Mariano, then president of the University of Asia and the Pacific, announces the establishment of the Center for Research and Communication as a hallmark center of the University.
Before the University
The Center for Research and Communication (CRC), established in 1967, is a private voluntary organization with core operations in social research, education, economics, management and communication. CRC was founded by Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao and Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas soon after their return from their doctoral studies in economics from Harvard. They saw the need for an economic think tank that would cater to private sector business by analyzing developments in the business economic environment and translating them into implications for business strategy.
What CRC does now
The Center for Research and Communication UA&P is a non-stock, non-profit public policy research institution. It undertakes research with the purpose of making current issues understood by decision-makers in business, government and civil society, who can translate progressive ideas into action.
It also aims to help form responsible citizenry that can judge policies on the basis of their wisdom rather than populist appeal. CRC gives priority to areas of research that maximize the contribution to the common good of Philippine society of those officials of government, business and civil society who will make use of the findings of research to design their respective policies and programs of action.
For example, CRC professionals conduct continuing research on the roots of and solutions to Philippine poverty, socio-economic costs and benefits of exporting Filipino manpower abroad, the multiplier effects of the tourism sector, and similar topic related to the integral human development of Filipinos.