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iPeople, inc.

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iPeople, inc. (IPO) is the holding company under House of Investments, Inc. (HI) and the Yuchengco Group of Companies that drives investments in the education sector. Formerly known as Petrofields Exploration and Development Co., Inc., the Company was incorporated on July 27, 1989 by Benguet Corporation to engage in petroleum and mineral exploration, development, and production and operated as such until 1997. Under HI, the Company changed its name, primary purpose and focused its investments in education.

IPO, together with HI, wholly owns and operates its main subsidiary, Malayan Education System, Inc., which operates under the name of Mapúa University. Mapúa University has its main campus in Intramuros, Manila and an extension campus in Buendia, Makati. Mapúa University also has three wholly-owned operating schools, the Malayan Colleges Laguna (A Mapúa School), Inc., Malayan Colleges Mindanao, Inc. and the Malayan High School of Science, Inc.

Malayan Colleges Laguna is located in Cabuyao, Laguna and was established to extend the Mapúa brand to the south by offering programs in engineering, computer science, information technology, business, accountancy, and hotel and restaurant management. Malayan Colleges Mindanao is located in Davao and started school operations on July 2, 2018. Malayan High School of Sciences is a Science- and Math-oriented high school located in Pandacan, Manila and is modeled after similar but publicly funded-science high schools.

On May 2, 2019, the Company merged with AC Education, Inc., the wholly-owned education arm of Ayala Corporation, with IPO as the surviving entity. As a result, the Company acquired three additional operating subsidiaries: National Teachers College, University of Nueva Caceres, and Affordable Private Education Center, Inc., which is doing business under the name of APEC Schools.

Source: SEC Form 17-A (2021)
Security Information
Sector Services
Subsector Education
Corporate Life 0
Incorporation Date Jul 27, 1989
Number of Directors 9
Stockholders' Meeting as per By-Laws June
Fiscal Year 12/31 (Month/Day)
External Auditor SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Company
Transfer Agent Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation - Stock Transfer Dept.
Contact Information
Business Address 3/F Grepalife Building, 219 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City 1200
E-mail Address [email protected]
Telephone Number (632) 8253-3637
Fax Number (632) 8816-1127